by Janet Blue on December 12, 2014


shadow play


When I saw Fiona sitting in a super bright sunpuddle, I knew I needed a photo. We have been seeing very little sun lately. While trying to take the photo, I continued getting my shadow in the frame. I kept moving to my left in an attempt to eliminate it, and this is what appeared. Astrid was in the window behind me with her paw on an electric Christmas candle trying to nom the bulb.

So I got a twofer…one sunpuddle kitty and one shadow kitty. This is as close as I can expect to see these two without hearing hissing.

As the photo was already interesting, I took a minimalist approach (not my usual method) to editing. Using Picasa, I cropped the photo, added the Lomo-ish filter, followed by the Posterize filter and then added the frame. A very light day of editing for me.

neonI am, of course, joining Athena and Marie’s Caturday Art Blog Hop. If you haven’t joined in the past, tap into you creative genius and give it a whirl. With the plethora of free photo editing sites, you will surely find some interesting effects to tempt you. To submit or view the other submissions, click on the badge to the right.

Cat4And it’s almost time again to submit your Sunday Selfies for our blog hop. Join us anytime after 12:01 a.m. EST on Sunday.

Clooney December 16, 2014 at 3:09 am

What a cool art photo, we don’t know how we missed it, cuddles to Fiona…
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Cathy Keisha December 15, 2014 at 9:20 pm

What a weird shadow!
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Kitty Cat Chronicles December 14, 2014 at 3:51 pm

That is such a cool photo!!! It is one of our favorites we’ve ever seen. Very neat.
Sending lots of love and purrs, and of course Sampy sends extra purrs and kisses to Astrid!
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speedyrabbit December 14, 2014 at 10:41 am

love those selfies Pawsome!xx Speedy
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Raven December 13, 2014 at 10:29 pm

That’s a very interesting photo. The colors and shadows would also make it good for Halloween.
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Katnip Lounge December 13, 2014 at 8:25 pm

What a happy coincidence! I have a couple that might even object to a shadow touching them…
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Sherri-Ellen T-D. December 13, 2014 at 7:13 pm

Lovely photo Janet..we had about 2 hours of sun here yesterday; it has been weeks of grey & cloudy weather….BLAH!!!!
Much love to all there, Sherri-Ellen & Siddhartha x0x0x0x0x0x0x0x0
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Happy Cat Family December 13, 2014 at 6:36 pm

That shadow is spookyyyyyy……!!!!! Great picture!
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Melissa & Truffles December 13, 2014 at 6:19 pm

That came out VERY cool!

The Island Cats December 13, 2014 at 5:36 pm

This is a great pic. We love the shadow kitty. Did Astrid get yelled at for nomming on the candle?
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Flynn December 13, 2014 at 3:30 pm

The silhouette is very artistic and a little spooky.
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Purrfect Kitties December 13, 2014 at 3:18 pm

Pawsome pic! We <3 it! xx Roxy & Tigerlino <3
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Pipo &Minko ~ WeBeesSiameezers December 13, 2014 at 1:57 pm

If you had tried to ‘capture’ that picture it wouldn’t have happened! Its great!
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Annabelle December 13, 2014 at 1:45 pm

Wow what a great effect. Love it! I love to try and get the silhouettes in a photo it takes a lot of patience with my kitties.
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Kuruk December 13, 2014 at 11:09 am

Pawesome piccie!
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Marty the Manx December 13, 2014 at 11:03 am

Astrid looks like a Kokopelli doll. Wonderful Cat Art today! LOVE it!
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Athena December 13, 2014 at 10:53 am

Looks a bit creepy but we really like it!

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie
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Charles Huss December 13, 2014 at 10:48 am

It looks like the shadow kitty is holding some kind of weapon. Very Alfred Hitchcock like.
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The Florida Furkids December 13, 2014 at 9:57 am

That’s a very mysterious looking photo!!

The Florida Furkids with special smoochies and nose kisses to Mau from Allie.
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Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal December 13, 2014 at 9:26 am

That is one COOL twofer 😀


Austin Towers December 13, 2014 at 9:07 am

That’s quite stunning … and a bit spooky!!
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Brian December 13, 2014 at 8:46 am

You both look terrific there!

Sammy December 13, 2014 at 7:10 am

What a GREAT photo capture – a “twofer” with the sun shining over all……love it!!

Hugs, Sammy and Mom Pam
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Molly The Wally December 13, 2014 at 5:49 am

It might have been tricky to stage but looks great we say. Have a super Saturday.
Best wishes Molly
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Lone Star Cats December 13, 2014 at 3:26 am

Very cool picture!
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McGuffy Ann Morris December 13, 2014 at 2:50 am

I love this! This is awesome! We think you should frame it. We would. ~xo~
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speedyrabbit December 13, 2014 at 2:47 am

Great photo,love what you did with it,xx Rachel
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vera ersilia December 13, 2014 at 2:30 am

To me the shadow looks like Kokopelli, the trickster of American native lore… Nice trick Janet!

Summer December 13, 2014 at 12:13 am

I thought it was a little ominous… like a serial kitty killer sneaking up on Fiona!
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Pipo &Minko ~ WeBeesSiameezers December 12, 2014 at 11:46 pm

That is serendipity indeed! And evfur so ‘cool’!
If you had tried to do that it wouldn’t have happened, MOL!
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prancer pie December 12, 2014 at 11:30 pm

We love this! What a fun holiday photo!

Hope you kittehz have a great Caturday.
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