Thursday, November 13, 2008
Creative Photo #15 - Kreative Kitty
This week I am offering a feline festival for Idaho favorite Roger, and his Creative Photo contest. The year is 1984, the place an apartment in Denver, the subject is my late sister's cat Jasmine. A big kitten here, the silhouette suggests a black cat. But really the deepest brown fur that looks black is the color (or absence of color, anyway). A cat looking regal, just sitting and surveying his kingdom, which here is only a patio of maybe 100 square feet. King of the jungle or even a concrete slab.
But how can you customize the simple lines of Jasmine the cat? Using Paint.net, there is an adjustment called 'Curves'. I can't describe how it works, but a stunning change in style and character. This looks like the stylish art you might see on a magazine cover, such as The New Yorker. This is really unique, a cat transformed by an artist.
Finally, the picture of a nearly black cat insists for the opposite effect, the inverted colors look of a negative. The total opposite of black. Actually, this view has an uncanny resemblance to the pair of resident felines in our abode, the loopy brothers Linus and Rigby. Less their bovine style black and tan markings, of course.
Please check out all the entries in this weeks Creative Photo. Photographic artists all!