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Old Feb 18, 2007, 4:33 PM   #1
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Lilly is my neighbors cat and actually she's a bit of everyones house-cat. The sun was shining and her highness was parading at my patio, begging for some strokes and probably a "treat".

She enjoyed herself and I didn't let go that chance unforunately half of the shots with wrong white balance (still manually set from a indoor shooting) that's why I went for some b/w here.

#1 - Resting in the sun



#2 - Shhh - what's going on there?



#3 - wanna play with me a bit?



#4 - ah... finally someone notices me... comeon - caress me!



#5 - btw - what are you doing there the whole time with that black box making clicking noises? I better shall find out!



#6 - owwww - that itching! Ahhhh.... better... much better!! She finally used my patio table as a resting place - unfortunately this gave me not the best background... but sometimes you just can't choose that to your own will.



#7 - her highness takes a break on her paws, still very cautious



#8 - no: I WONT look straight into the camera. Never. Go away.



Well - that's it. Most of it taken at around 150-200mm at f/11 or f/13 to get some DOF. No.7 is my favourite - see that winter fur! It's so thick and cuddly!

What do you say - I hope you enjoyed the show.

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I, too, often forget about changing the white balance. Thank goodness for Photoshop.

Lilly is certainly a gorgeous cat! I think you did an excellent job capturing that period of time. You have brought to us several aspects of her personality.
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Old Feb 19, 2007, 1:35 AM   #3
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Many thanks for these nice and encouraging words! That's what I am looking for in a photography - the moment, the character, the special something that would remind you of a special place, animal, situation or else. Often I am not able to get the picture I want - which is very frustrating at times. I can see it with my eyes and I am at least halfway sure what I am after... but don't know how to put that into a picture or if I do it doesn't work as intended to others... because I was there - but the other people looking at the picture weren't...

As for correcting WB - how do you do that? I really tried with the WB toys in several programs, tried setting the white/grey point, the color temperature, tried modifying gradation curves, histogram, channels (mixed and seperately) but nothing really worked...

The pictures were shot in JPEG - maybe in RAW I would have had less problems? Anyway - what's the trick to convert a indoor WB pic to a natural looking outdoor WB picture?

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I, too, often forget about changing the white balance. Thank goodness for Photoshop.

Lilly is certainly a gorgeous cat! I think you did an excellent job capturing that period of time. You have brought to us several aspects of her personality.
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Old Feb 19, 2007, 2:14 AM   #4
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Nice shots, nr7 being my favourite. I'm not so into b&w, love the color of the fur - Ronny
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Nice series Amigo!
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Old Feb 19, 2007, 9:50 AM   #6
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Hi Thkn, I wouldn't say I know a good "trick" to converting indoor WB to outdoor, I just play with Photoshop's CS2's photo filters, levels, channels etc to produce a nicer (though maybe not entirely correct) color cast.

My WB problem is usually the inverse of yours; I leave the WB on an outdoor setting, and forget to adjust it for indoor work.

Again, very nice series!
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