Mark Southard, FPSA  

Cats by Mark Southard, FPSA

November 2019 - Cats

About the Image(s)

This was shot in Italy and I added the cats

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10 comments posted

Mike Cowdrey   Mike Cowdrey
And a very good addition too! Gives interest to the basic stairs, and works well. Are the shadows a tad to heavy?   Posted: 11/12/2019 05:19:32

Mark Southard   Mark Southard
I thought I had reduced the shadows to make them believable so I am anxious to hear comments from the 'others'   Posted: 11/12/2019 18:31:25

Kerstin Köneke   Kerstin Köneke
I like it, how you placed the cats. For the middle one maybe you could give the shadow a more angled perspective? I am not sure, just a question.
All in all a good work in minimalism.   Posted: 11/15/2019 23:02:45

Ian Ledgard   Ian Ledgard
Great composition placing the cats in varying poses. The shadows are a little srong and the middle cat seems to almost to be moving, at least to my eye.   Posted: 11/16/2019 03:44:59

Andrew Hersom   Andrew Hersom
The cats do look a little too 2D for my taste but I like the overall idea.   Posted: 11/16/2019 09:45:34

Jennifer Empey   Jennifer Empey
Neat idea, & cats in threes. I find shadows are hard to get it right. I think they need to be perpendicular (anyway something like that), touching at the base of the subject. Use the free transform tool in Photoshop.   Posted: 11/17/2019 06:29:17

Mark Southard   Mark Southard
Many thanks for the suggestions.........I 'll go back and work on the shadows !   Posted: 11/17/2019 13:27:03

Bob Benson   Bob Benson
(Group 26)
How about a little gaussian blur to the shadows? Then based on the real shadows, I think you can make them darker. (Transparency portion is good, I think.)   Posted: 11/19/2019 19:15:22

Mark Southard   Mark Southard
Many thanks for the suggestions..........I'll go back to the drawing board and try to change this   Posted: 11/20/2019 12:27:34

Tom Pickering   Tom Pickering
(Groups 53 & 86 & 95)
Way cool, Mark! Yes, the shadows need some adjustment and the middle cat is a little less opaque than fitting, but your choices of cats and their positions make for a great composition. With a little work, this will be killer!   Posted: 11/21/2019 16:14:07