Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Day 12

This is Frodo! He's my little Hobbit cat since he has hair on his toes! :) Really, I had him named before I met him. My husband is a big LOTR fan. Since I came up with one of those names, I'm pretty sure that helped cinch the deal! 
I also added my photos to kara's 365 flickr group. Add yours too!

Day 12
Settings: 
ISO 400, f/2.8, ss 1/25, 50 mm, no flash


Okay, I'm not gonna lie, this was hard to do! I couldn't get the lighting right. The ISO on 100-400 still came out too dark for my taste. My room was a little dark, but natural light was still present. So I added a light texture to this and lightened it a bit. Love it now, but so frustrating to do on it's own. Any thoughts?

17 comments:

Karen M. Gibson said...

Love this! How did you get Frodo to hold still long enough?

I like that you post the camera settings. Helpful to us novices, or would be, I imagine, if I had anything more than a point and shoot camera.

Jennifer said...

Beautiful - both Frodo and your portrait of him!

Kara said...

Thanks!

Hold still? LOL I could barely make him move! He could care less that I was there clicking and snapping, stomping and screeching, just to get his eyes open. Finally, he obliged. Oh dear, we must be that loud normally!

Settings- one of my favorite blogs to go to are those that post them. Just to at least put you in the realm of reality if you are trying to achieve the same looks and lighting elements. I wish everyone did it!

Chelsea said...

This is great! I love the whites, just beautiful!

Carrie said...

Oh my goodness... this is such a beautiful shot. I would've never guessed you edited the shot in any way! Way to go!

Monique said...

Hah! You must be a professional cat whisperer - like Karen, I couldn't believe you could get your cat to hold still long enough. My cat, OmaHaus, doesn't move a muscle all day...the minute the camera come out, zoom! She's out of here!
Wonderful, wonderful photograph...gives me something to aim for...

Tracy said...

Love the name and the photo of Frodo. Hee hee.

Melissa said...

He is really beautiful and the picture is just as beautiful. Well done, I'm impressed, I think it looks perfect!

Branson said...

This photo is stunning! One of the best I have seen today! =)

Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

Sometimes you need to edit a little as to not lose the photo.

This is fabulous!

Marcie said...

I love this shot! The expression on his little face is so cute! The big cozy blanket all wrapped around him! It's perfect!

Anita said...

Frodo, perfect name. Beautiful photo.

Kara said...

Wow, you guys.. this was way more than I expected for this picture. You are too sweet!! Thank you for the nice compliments. He is my shaded silver persian, who thinks my bed is his bed!

hipchicagomom said...

Gorgeous capture of a gorgeous cat. :)

knit1kids4 said...

That is an awesome shot!

Katherine said...

Beautiful cat, beautiful shot. Really gorgeous.

Kim said...

Love the kitty shot.. it is a awesome shot.