BRISTOL 64 – STARTLED CAT (MONO)

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Our friends’ absolutely gorgeous but easily spooked cat; 24 Jan 2014.

I’ve done quite a few portraits that only show part of the subject’s face – there are some on this blog’s front page.  I’m also a firm advocate of portraits that don’t show the face at all.

This is a crop from a full-face image, as are the great majority of my partial face shots.  Here I like the rather sinuous outline of the animal  – broken of course by that great hairy ear – that tumbles down from top left to lower right, and also that startled eye.  The black background makes for simplicity, and the highlighting of the long, erect fur on her back.

D700 with 105mm Nikkor; 320 ISO; bounced, diffused flash; starting at Silver Efex Pro 2’s Film Noir 1 preset.
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About Adrian Lewis
Photographer working in monochrome, colour and combinations of the two - with a great liking for all sorts of images, including Minimalism, landscapes, abstracts, soft colour, people, movement, nature - I like to be adventurous in my photography, trying new ideas and working in many genres. And I'm fond of Full English Breakfasts and Duvel golden ale, though not necessarily together.

11 Responses to BRISTOL 64 – STARTLED CAT (MONO)

  1. Sonali Dalal says:

    wonderful! Like you, I am also firm believer in portraits that don’t show face. Why do we have other body parts? They also have their own language which is so wonderful to hear.

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  2. Helen Cherry says:

    Great crop Adrian.. works really well

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  3. Meanderer says:

    Superb, striking, monochrome portrait.

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  4. I like how the black of her eye looks at the black of the background. It’s almost like the eye is reflecting the darkness.
    Precious.

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  5. Malin H says:

    Wonderful portrait, my friend!!

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