October 12, 2022 at 6:46 pm #72928October 12, 2022 at 6:59 pm #72930William FrazerParticipant
That’s a gorgeous picture, @frazer-family, and I almost feel like buying that kitten!
One thought is that you could rotate the picture just a degree or two counterclockwise. Maybe I’m being a bit persnickety, but though the horizon isn’t visible, I think the
catkitten would look better if it were sitting up straight as a poker.October 12, 2022 at 7:35 pm #72932October 12, 2022 at 8:28 pm #72936Warrior PrincessParticipant
@frazer-family, Lovely kitten! The colours in the background seem to clash a bit with the patterns on its fur, though. Perhaps you can sharpen the kitten’s fur and blur or dim the background a bit?
Again, what a darling kitten- and you got it in a perfect pose.
BrieannaOctober 13, 2022 at 12:18 pm #72953
@warrior-princess, thanks for your feedback. I have desaturated the greens a bit, which gives it more of a “rainy day” feel in my mind. Which do you like better? The before or after?October 14, 2022 at 1:14 am #72966Warrior PrincessParticipant
Oh, I like the after! It is lovely with the “rainy day” feel as you call it. That helps bring the bright tones of the background down a lot, while still retaining the sharpness of the kitten.
By the way, is the kitten yours? What is its name? 🙂October 19, 2022 at 2:37 pm #73048James StaddonKeymaster
Wow. There’s a lot in that expression!
I’m not seeing much to comment about on this photo. Tack sharp. Soft background. Nice angle. Catchlights. I tried a little vignette on it, and I didn’t like the way that looked.
But I’m thinking I like a crop that puts the subject a little off-center. The tail sticking out is really great; adds some shape, uniqueness to the photo, contributes to the personality of the subject even; but it also adds visual weight on the left side of the photo. The cat being in the middle, the green background is balanced 50/50 behind the kitten; so, include the tail, and it feels a bit off balance, left-weighted (50% of background + tail vs 50% of background). I could fix this by adding more space on the right side of the photo till it felt more balanced (Option #1), OR, I could crop out some of the space on the right (Option #2). This doesn’t seem to make sense since it is making the right background less heavy, BUT, by cropping out the space, you move the kitten (which is VERY heavy) over to the right more, so now you have it more like the kitten on the right balancing out the empty space + tail on the left. I eye-balled it till I felt it looked balanced.
It would be hard to do the Option #1 without being in-camera, so I’ll resort to Option #2.
This might be better technically, but then you loose some of the “artisticness” of it being dead center. That would be another conversation. 🙂
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