As usual, I got a little carried away when creating this week’s Caturday Art. Somehow I just cannot stop tinkering once I start.
Calista Jo is the subject for the second week in a row. She is showing her signature dangle that she does quite often when napping on the Catio railing. You can see another example of it in the Wordless Wednesday post, entitled, “The Dangle.”
Once again, I stuck with my normal photo editing program, Picasa. I started by adding the posterize filter. Next came the HDR-ish followed by adding a flesh-tone tint. After that I bumped the saturation to about 95 percent and finally sharpened the image by about 40 percent.
I always like to show the original, unedited photo. If I’d used this in another post it would have needed some editing to brighten it as it looks a little muddy here. And, of course, I would crop it as I did with the one above.
The tip of Calista’s tail disappears in both photos due to it’s dark color. I had hoped to define it better when I “sharpened” the art photo, but was unable to do so.
As always, we are joining Athena and Marie’s Caturday Art Blog Hop. To participate or view the other submissions, click on the badge.
Hope to see you tomorrow for our Sunday Selfie.
Love the effect, very cool!
This would make a wonderful needlepoint pillow!! Love the artsy-ness of it!!
Have a glorious week!!
Sweet Calista Jo!
We adorez ya sweetie gurl 😉
Lub Nylablue n Mum too x0x0x0x0x0x0
Wow, we love what you did with the picture. You had a very pretty picture to begin with. We think the dangle is so adorable! Love, Cali, Andy, Tater and Shelly (C.A.T.S)
That looks awesome! I love dangling legs 🙂
That’s a really fun picture–very pop art looking! What does HDR mean if the Human might reveal her ignorance by asking???
Pawsum foto of Calista Jo.
That’s worthy of a print!
I love that bit of red in her paw. TW doesn’t have an artistic eye so when she applies one filter, she’s thrilled with the look and stops there. Anything looks better than the throw-away images we use.
Cute dangle Calista Jo! You’re purrty no matter what!
She does look pretty darn fancy!
There is nothing quite so alluring as a signature dangle!! Mol
I’m a dangler. That’s a cool effect for that photo. ~Ernie
Raz and Allie both like the “dangle” sleeping position! That’s a very cool effect.
The Florida Furkids with special smoochies to Mau from Allie
So cool! She looks like she’s on fire! She also looks pretty comfy chilling out on that railing. Hope you all have a great weekend! Sampson sends his love to Astrid, and we all send hugs.
What a great effect(s) you have used to create a stunning image!
Athena and Marie
We have several dangle cats and never tire of seeing them in dangle pose!! Lovely image of Calista Jo!
Oh my…what a dangle….the railings are great for lying on. Your art is pawsome there.
Love the dangle! I’m always amazed at how kitties love to sit/lie in the narrowest places. And her eyes look mysterious with those colours.
We love this! Calisto Jo looks kind of electric in those colors. Kind of ironic, considering that she’s taking it easy and dangling. 🙂
Thank you again for making Swizzle an honorary Kitty Blue. We posted about your kindness today.
Ohhh this is fun! Calista Jo has the dangle down to an art form too!
The effects added a truly artistic feel to the original photo.
Have you ever tried to do the infrared photos? I did it with one of my cats, and it was so beat to see!
I’m pretty technology challenged, so unless there is an app, I can’t do it!
You are very talented and you have a great imagination!
Mom & I love the how Calista Jo’s different colored furs pop out. Beautiful subject for varied colors techniques.
I think you have captured a somewhat surreal beauty.
We like very much. Stunning. Have a super Saturday.
Best wishes Molly
Cool effect! Sometimes, if part of a kitty is blending into the background, my human will try to lighten/ darken it to match the rest of the cat, or as close as possible, before starting in on the effects. It helps lots and the lightening or darkening isn’t as obvious when the effects are layered on.
We do the same – and have sometimes even been known to clone out a hot spot to even things out!
VERY cool effect!!
Very cool looking!
love it,she is adorable,xx Rachel
We love the dangle and Calista Jo does it well!
Have a wonderful Caturday!