Early post today I know, but I had to take todays shot while I had some nice lighting conditions! My parents had driven up for a weekend visit, so I took the opportunity to shoot the world-famous Pouncing Cat in glorious sunshine! It’s an iconic symbol, so when I remembered my Dads old-ish Jag still has it (instead of the rubbish flat button on most modern Jags) I knew instantly what to shoot!
In this shot I’ve managed to capture some nice colours from not only the (shockingly) blue skies overhead, but also of the red Ford parked next to it which gives it the nice red flashes running across the cat. By using a large aperture I was able to blur the dis-interesting background and draw the attention to the face and teeth of the cat. By cropping the image down I’ve given some space for the cat to “pounce” into which I think worked quite well. Photoshop was only needed today for the usual touching up. I did apply the Glowing Edges filter again, and I must say the results of that were pretty awesome, but seeing as I’d used that effect yesterday I thought I’d keep it nice and simple with no fancy filters in use today. But as a treat, here’s the thumbnail of the neon cat (click to see full size image).
Don’t say I don’t spoil you! 🙂