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Cat From Hell IV

Cat From Hell IV
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Copyright: Pierre Frigon (PierreFrigon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1633 W: 225 N: 3760] (15473)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-18
Categories: Humorous, Pets, Experimental, Nocturnal, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed], Portrait
Camera: Kodak EasyShare Z7590
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Cats of the world 2, Kittylicious 2, 60 - 69 points, Part 7 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-10-19 17:57
Viewed: 2753
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Took some shots of Jonas yesterday night.
Now you all know that Jonas is an orange cat. So how was I to create an Halloween cat for Freaky Friday.

So I copied the photo to 2 layers.
On the bottom layer, I played with different effects in Paint Shop Pro X2 and found the Glowing Edges effect in the Artistic section.

After playing with the Intensity ans sharpness, I settled for an Intensity of 1 and Sharpness of 16 and this is what I got.

On the top layer, erased everything but the eyes.

Black Cat Bone
A Black Cat Bone is a rare and expensive Hoodoo magic charm, usually sought so as to bring back a wayward lover.

From the Black Cat Bone weblog:
According to Catherine Yoronode, author of "Hoodoo In Theory and Practice", Hoodoo practitioners "believe every black cat has within its body one bone that will either grant the owner invisibility or can be used to bring back a lost lover. To secure this bone, they said, a black cat must be thrown alive into a cauldron of boiling water at midnight. The animal dies in agony, and the heartless practitioner boils the carcass until the meat falls off the bones. Some say that the special bone will be the top one left when the water boils away, others say it can only be found by placing each bone in turn beneath the tongue while an assistant stands by to notify the practitioner that he has become invisible, and still others swear that if all the bones are thrown into a stream that runs north (uncommon in most of North America), the desired bone will be one that floats on the water and heads south. Once found, the black cat bone is carried in a mojo bag and anointed with Van Van Oil to bring back a lost lover. The oil or fat of the cat is bottled for use as a candle dressing and for anointing gambler's charms."

Hello to those of you that are just looking.
And HELLO and THANK YOU VERY MUCH to those of you that leave critiques/comments/workshops :-).
A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere.
-- Groucho Marx
(Love that guy)

Theology is never any help; it is searching in a dark cellar at midnight for a black cat that isn't there. Theologians can persuade themselves of anything.
-- Robert A. Heinlein

Black cat or white cat: If it can catch mice, it's a good cat.
-- Chinese Proverbs
(If not, guess where it ends...)

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Hi Pierre...sigh...i can't believe i'm doing this...giving a good critique to a cat shot... :-(

Firstly, congratulations! This is so far removed from the standard cat pet-snaps that are polluting TL these days...oh, that'll get some backs up :-) ...and it is a lovely piece of work, almost art-like. Superb pp work and this would make a great poster, I think. Lovely shot!

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2007-10-19 18:04]

This is very well done!!! AND FREAKY! :) I don't understand all the processing yet, but I am impressed!! TFS

Bonsoir Pierre,
Belle composition et travaux de PP. photo très impressionnante aux belles couleurs..Excellent POV. et nettetée.. Well done ..

superbe travail, incroyable ce que l'on arrive a faire avec ces software! tres beau resultat!

Very cool pp work! Nicel done. great pov and colors Would love a poster size of this!!! TFS

wow! im impressed wit what u done after reading ur note, Pierre.. wonderful shot and pp work..

Have a nice weekend..

tfs and greeting, terry

Nice esperimental work, really great idea, TFS

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2007-10-20 0:46]

That is a very cool capture!
superb colours and details, fabulous PP work

Hi Pierre,
You have obtained a very nice result from your PP work. It looks like a delicate painting on black velvelt. The eyes stand out like glowing lights.

Poor cats. I've seen what some people do to them :(

Bollocks Richard :). Excellent Pierre, very good PP work and fitting for the period leading up to Halloween. I did trial X2 for a couple of days but my 1.5GHZ almost had heart failure. TFS,

Many thanks for your comment on ‘North Esk Reflections’

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  • WMcK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 663 W: 11 N: 1718] (6837)
  • [2007-10-20 2:57]


Spooky is a good word for this. Fabulous PP work. You sure you were not using velvet? Great Job. Thanks for sharing.


Hello Pierre!
Lovely composition!!!
You know I love CATS!
Interesting perspective!
Excellent done!
Best regards!

Hey, bravo, Pierre! Quelle superbe photo de ce chat! On dirait presqu'un dessin!
Le noir est parfait et ses yeux aiguemarine lui donne un air epeurant :))
Et ses belles moustaches qui ont du mauve avec le blanc, on dirait que ses moustaches sont en fibre optique :))

Parfait close-up, l'espace autour de la tete du chat est bien equilibre par rapport au bord de l'image.

Bravo, Yan :)

ps: Merci pour ta visite et ta critique sur: "Golf Course, Chateau Bromont". Je suis tres heureuse qu'elle te plaise. Et oui pour les fils electriques. Il y en a partout a cet endroit! C'est incroyable! Pas moyen de trouver un endroit sans eux. Et essayer de l'enlever serait impossible a mon avis vu qu'ils traversent la photo.


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  • ttreen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1317 W: 129 N: 3792] (15759)
  • [2007-10-20 6:09]

Great idea for FF! Amazing PP work.. and I think I GET IT! lol

Wonderful !


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  • soda Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 173 W: 65 N: 149] (2634)
  • [2007-10-20 7:10]

Salut Pierre,
Très beau chat possédé!!! Ta composition et l'effet " from hell" sont merveilleux.

Bonjour Pierre :)
Bravo ! C'est vraiment excellent ce travail :) Quel effet ! Les couleurs sont géniales ... les yeux envoutants, superbe !
Bonne journée

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2007-10-20 11:56]

Hello Pierre,

Wow, what an eye catching image of a holoween cat. A beautiful composition with an innovative idea where maximum expression has been driven from the minum details. Such a fabulous image my friend. Well done.

Thanks for sharing this image.

heavens, what are you doing to the poor animal?
The result is charming and like all cats she is beautiful. Best, Gabbypal
note: Gabby is a cat.

Very nice pp work Pierre! I love cats, so no matter what they are doing, I love it! Kitchen done yet?? Care to come to Texas with your hammer? B-)

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  • Jens Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 555 W: 53 N: 1139] (4663)
  • [2007-10-21 0:59]

Hi Pierre
Giving a cat points, grrrrrr - but I have to, great PP work, you have changed it to a piece of art, congrate - brilliant job my friend.
Best regards

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2007-10-21 8:38]

merhaba myfriend Pierre;
verynice shot and detail...selamlar

Black Cat Bone. Good thing Jonas is orange!
Very haunting image - looks like a fierce predator!

Coucou Pierre
Un chat noir aux yeux bleus impréssionants
les couleurs sont géniales
travail parfait Pierre et original


Hoi Piet,
I didn't noticed this one, coincidental I posted a "cat picture" this morning as well. Boy those eyes...if he's from hell, mine is from heaven :-)

Hello Pierre,

Perfect Halloween picture friend:-)
Lovely contrasting colors, neon looking eyes, frisks. Good PP done, and yes informative note too :D Thank you.


Hola Pierre.
Genial composición, con buenos detalles y perfectos colores.
Saludos, JL.

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  • Josine Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 922 W: 21 N: 652] (4069)
  • [2007-10-23 11:05]

very different and moody cat picture. Very good perspective.
Title could also been something like:
The cat of the Baskervilles :-)
Bye bye

I love this kind of stuff
good experiment

Hello Pierre, good effect here, looks great! I just had to add that about no bums in the last post! All the little goblins from the neighborhood will be at our door tonight for their Halloween treats! Hope to come up with a good photo. Nancy will be passing out the treats. :} Don

Bonjour Pierre.
Wouh... il faut peur... Il faut lui donner des bonbons aussi ???
Belle réalisation.
Bravo !

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