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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Weekly Black & White Square Photo

Something a little different this week. This is the PoleCat. I came across the creature as it was sitting on this clothes line pole; thus the PoleCat. The cat was staring right at me and those eyes, they never moved, in fact they were quite un-nerving. I didn't know whether to run or shoot. Well, I shot it (sort of), and it still never moved.

As I turned to go I glanced back and I could see the creature raise one paw to lick it as if to say "Got another one". I know cat's cannot grin, but that last look it gave me as I was walking away just made me feel that it was laughing at me. Yeah, well I showed him, and that's what I'm doing right now - showing him to you. Don't worry, it's OK to smile.

As usual, if you click on this pic you can view it in a larger size. This was taken with a DSLR and a 28 - 200 mm lens, 1/400 at f/5.6, ISO was 400. In Photoshop Elements I converted the image to B&W and then cropped for a square look. I then burned in the edges a little, removed some visible clothes line and gave it a touch of sharpening. For a final I used a slight Dry Brush finish under the Filter - Artistic selection; just to do something a little different this time. And I do believe the effect added a little something extra to the PoleCat.

Even in my B&W world there are creatures of every kind and this is just one of them. This is just one more reason why I love my world. Yeah, this is my world, PoleCats and all, and you are welcome to it.