Pretty Kitty

Picture taken at the Beardsley Zoo, Bridgeport, CT. Did so much post processing there is no way to remember it or even which software was used.

Specific Feedback Requested

Any and all critiques welcomed.

Technical Details

Is this a composite: No
Canon 7D, F6.3, 1/400 sec., ISO 500


Whatever it was, it was very nice!!! VERY!

Such a cool closeup, perfect for black and white!

Patricia, the intensity is striking. It looks like you added some brushwork to lengthen the oof hair. That extra looks good here.

Great stare, and I do like the “sketchy” textures surrounding the subject. A fine choice for black and white.


Beautiful photo of a beautiful animal. I would be curious to see it with far less painting-like processing, more of a straight B&W.

Very eye-catching image. I love the combination of painterly and photographic. I aspire to do similarly on some subjects, but with limited success. Did you use Topaz , or something similar? Best thing I can say about this image, “wish I had done it.” Thanks!

Hi Mark. Unfortunately I don’t keep a record of the steps taken. I use PS, NIK, Topaz and Smart Photo Editor. Couldn’t duplicate the process if my life depended upon it. Sorry.