I was checking out nature photography sites this evening, and I came across a true work of photographic art. This photo, posted by JR Photography was taken of an oncoming storm from, of all places, a cemetery. Positioning the camera at almost ground level, and angling it upward, he produced a truly ominous photo. Choosing to print it in black and white was an act of photographic genius. So bold, so haunting, so beautiful! I was truly impressed.
The idea of working with black and white and possibly other effects intrigued me. Since I didn’t have a storm or a cemetery handy to experiment with, I used what I had. My cat Pudge wants to let you know that he was
an innocent victim a willing participant in this photographic endeavor.
First, selecting black and white and using the spotlight effect, we have a photo of:
Pudge in a derby!
(Can’t really see the derby, but he’s still a snazzy looking cat.)
And also in the spotlight and black and white we have:
Pudge the Fireman!
And using the sepia effect, and a little Photoshop work to keep from getting into legal trouble, we have:
Pudge the Pirate!
Again placing Pudge in the spotlight, and using both the black and white and the cartoon effect, we have:
Pudge the Policecat!
And finally, placing Pudge in the spotlight, and using both the sepia and the cartoon effects, we have a photo of:
Pudge the Alien!
Okay so I’m not a photographic genius, but you’ll have to admit that I am
creative talented weird, and I love both my camera and my cat.
Special thanks to my daughter for her help with this project!
Disclaimer: No large, grumpy, black cats or amateur photographers were harmed during the making of this blog.
© S. Craig
I would like to wish my wonderful brother a very happy birthday!