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Trying out my Sunpak 5000AF* flash for the first time with my 20D I accidentally severely overexposed a pic of my new kitty. Decided it would make a good sketch. Nothing much done except conversion to grayscale, some unsharp mask to increase the contrast and a bit of sandstone texture.
*The Sunpak isn't entirely compatible with the 20D. You can't change the ISO when it is on the camera.

Canon EOS 20D
1/125s f/4.5 at 50.0mm iso100 with Flash full exif

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heather26-Dec-2009 10:25
This is lovely.. it really does look like a sketch! V
Sharon Smith14-May-2006 14:01
What a fortunate "accident"... love how this turned out!
Ezekiel 2022-Nov-2005 15:09
Absolutely love this one Isabel! When I get back to Sydney I will take more pics of Ginger and try this technique!
Marjie Wallace 22-May-2005 19:10
this is fabulous! It looks like a sketch. It may have started as an accident, just look what one can do with a bit of inspiration.
niemand18-Feb-2005 21:07
It may have started as an accident, but it certainly is a stunning sketch. Lovely composition.
Guest 04-Dec-2004 21:50
This picture actually took my breath away! I love my pets and I can tell you do as well!
Bob Quinn 03-Dec-2004 04:47
Very, very nice. Are you going to make some more accidents?
Linda H03-Dec-2004 02:56
Love making a treasure out of an oops. You sure created a masterpiece out of this one.
Yesi AM03-Dec-2004 02:00
What a beautifule picture. One of my favorites!

Yesi :)
littleheifer02-Dec-2004 21:35
WOW I can only hope someday my accidents are this beautiful. I would be printing this and hanging it on the wall.