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365 Day Photo Challenge: Day 40 Cat

Another winter gray day, no light, no distinction between shadows and values. I decided today I would create a series of still life images which are now pending. I bought some blood oranges and lemons, even a cloth for the backdrop and suddenly the light broke through the soup of clouds.

I watched my cat staring out a window and the faint glimmer of light that touched his face inspired me. What followed were several photos of the cat with just a bit of light on its face.

What intrigued me about the series is that he dropped out of the image completely. I watched his shape and contrast of white turn into a graphical image. His illusive personality came out of the darkness and high contrast.

I have taken photos before but never were his looks so graphic and simplified. I wanted to see the cats’ intense stare isolated from anything in the background and he became the graphic abstract with but a hint of his illusive nature.

Stay tuned for the still life images and maybe some light filled landscapes. Possibly the zoo in the next few days. Stay tuned.

What do you think?

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Written by stevelinebaugh

Oil painter and pastel artist, writer, photographer, graphic designer,
originally from New Jersey

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