Behind Bars

Discussion in 'General Gallery' started by Rachelsne, Jun 7, 2008.

  1. Rachelsne

    Rachelsne TPF Noob!

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    Normally when I take pictures at the cat shelter, I try not to use the cages as BG and usually create a DOF that blurs the nasty cat shelter feel that is present in the pictures

    Today I decided I would try and capture the sadness of the cats in cages, I want them to look sad and lonley, to try and tug on prospective owners heart strings -if anyone has tips for that I will greatly receive them

    Iso was high shutter was not very fast and apature wide (low number?) canon 30d 50mm 1.8. The light is extremely poor, I think next time Im going to take a table lamp to help me out a bit. I ran some noise reduction and unsharp mask in photoshop Elements.

    I wasnt over impressed with the quality of the pics but I did like the composition

    1, Pandora, she is in quarantine, as she has a virus, she does have someone who is taking her home once she is finished her quarantine period
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    2, Robbie came to us wild but slightly friendly a few months back, he also had a broken leg, so he did not get to have much interaction with humans so he is a little bit hyper now he is fixed
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    Misssed focus, bit I like it still:
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    4, clay, also known as elvis becasue of his side burns
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    Great photos, sad cats! =(

    Theres something about that 3rd out of focus photo that I like.

    I think it's like your in the cats cage, watching him sleep as he has nothing else to do.

    He lays there in hope wishing for someone to adopt him.

    I hope they all get amazing homes! :(
     
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    Thanks, We are a non kill shelter so we dont ever give up on our cats, but the last cat is extremely shy and the cat above is just crazy, so it is a challenge trying to find suitable homes
     
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    Great photos. I think number 3's my favourite; the softness puts your attention straight onto the cat, and what an adorable one it is.

    Send them all my way. I've all the patience in the world for cats :)
     
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    They defiantly do what you want. My daughter walked up while I was looking at them and said they look sad and need to be loved. I really like them. Are you going to be putting them in papers or on TV to promote adoption??
     
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    Great shots as usual. You really captured the emotions of the cats well
     
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    :thumbup::thumbup: Excellent shooting. You really captured the emotions on their faces. Big Ahhh factor too.
    Congrats on your work there at the shelter. I wish there were more like you around.
     
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    Thanks for the comments

    The pictures will be made into a slide show with some sad accompanying music and put on the cat shelter web page

    All the cats are well loved a the shelter, and during the cleaning (between 7 and 2 each day) they all have full run of the shelter, and yes this can make a rather crazy place

    I thought I would show how spoilt the cats at the shelter really are:

    this is blue, she was rehomed but unfortunatly her new owner had a nother cat that bullied her and she never settled in to the home, she ate lots and didnt exercise, she was retuned to the shelter and put on a diet :) she reminds me of a sea lion in this pic becuase her feet are oof and look like a tail fin LOL
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    Thanks again for the comments Im glad I seem to be archiving what I was aiming for!
     
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    i really like how you displayed each setting the cats were in good work
     

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