This is Chauncey, one of our barn cats. He had to stay inside a while after his neuter, and he liked to stare at the camera so I took some pictures. Please tell me what you think of this one. It is the clearest close-up I got of his face, and he has such a nice face. This is from back in January, when I had only had this camera a few weeks. I'm still working on learning about it, but I knew even less back then. Here is the original: To try and get the attention away from all the black on the side of his head, I made it into an almost black and white... is the eye thing too "tacky", for lack of a better word? Anyway, I don't think it really worked, but I kept it. And sort of for fun, orton. I dont really like this one, but since these are the versions I have of this picture I thought I'd post it anyway. I'm not sure how I feel about the clutter in the background. If I knew I was going to take this picture, I would have cleaned up, but those are the papers around the food and water bowls to keep the floor cleaner. I played with cropping most of it out, but then it cut off his whiskers which I liked less than the clutter. The black blur is one of his sisters, and the stripes are my sock. He was leaning on my leg. Is the baseboard too distracting? Is Chauncey himself much too dark? Please tell me how I could have improved.