Monday, December 14, 2009

Porgy, Bess, and little Socrates

I wish all my patient and gifted friends on Blogger, and BlogCatalog the kind of holiday they want and a great New Year. Dr.Awsom has a card for you as well below this one, and an important message. Well, it would be wouldn't it. The picture above taken a few months ago was one of those lucky times when very slow focussing did not ruin the picture. The composition was improved greatly (I say) by shifting Socrates a little to the left so that 1. the little black ears 'read' better and the framing could be a bit squarer. A Photoshop filter called 'angled strokes' gives a subtle painted look, which is often all I do to make a picture from a photograph. Slight unsharpness is also improved by this filter which creates tiny 'cells' of colour with sharp edges. The high-res image shows this better of course. This picture will bring me joy for ever not only because these cats are special, but because the composition is almost perfect. Can I say that? I think so because there are rules, and they are the same for everyone. But not important for everyone. Like wrong notes in music - if they're wrong they're wrong.
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  1. Greetings Dr. Awsom,
    Nice to see you blogging again. I plan to have peaceful, positive 'Boxing Day Eve' and look forward, with positive anticipation, to a most awesome 2010.
    Wishing you a pleasant 'festive season'. Nice photo of the cats and thanks for the photography info.
    Kind wishes, your way, Gary:-)

  2. If only people could be so sweet to each other...
    Nice picture..

    Dorothy from grammology

  3. True Dorothy; their love is so unconditional. had a glance at your blog, and will be back. Take care and happy holiday.


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