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Ella, the spotted cat

Post by Matt Quinn » Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:30 am

While I was waiting for my chocolate malt in one of my favorite ice cream parlors, I noticed this young lady at the other end of the window counter. When I spoke with her and asked to take her photo, I also asked her name and about the decorations on her face. She explained that she thought her spirit animal was the wolf but one of her teachers suggested she was more like a spotted cat. So, to celebrate Valentine's Day, she made herself up as close to a spotted cat as she knew how. Matt
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Post by Psjunkie » Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:33 am

Interesting and well done series Matt

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Post by Matt Quinn » Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:41 am

Psjunkie wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:33 am
Interesting and well done series Matt
Thanks Frank. Matt
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Post by PietFrancke » Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:40 pm

good job Matt, I especially like the B/W treatment.

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Post by Matt Quinn » Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:09 am

Thanks Piet. I don't know why I didn't do all of them in b&w, so I went back. Here are they are. Matt
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Post by PietFrancke » Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:21 pm

I suck with B/W - don't know how to put it into words, but I am always astounded by how B/W of people in particular captures the person's essence in a way that the color shot never does. I am guessing that most color is just useless noise, unless the color is used strategically in some fashion, it doesn't help. Yet I almost always am reluctant to give up the color...

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Post by Matt Quinn » Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:37 am

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I suck with B/W - don't know how to put it into words, but I am always astounded by how B/W of people in particular captures the person's essence in a way that the color shot never does. I am guessing that most color is just useless noise, unless the color is used strategically in some fashion, it doesn't help. Yet I almost always am reluctant to give up the color...
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Post by minniev » Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:55 pm

I like both sets. You’ve captured the spirit of the girl and her friends. I actually prefer the color set on this one, because the warmth of the peach tones enhance her femininity and their relationship with each other.
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Post by davechinn » Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:09 pm

Nice captures Matt !!! The color versions helps to show the impact of the makeup that Ella, the spotted cat has on, but on a personal note, I prefer the B&W. The last one (B&W) is my favorite. It appears to be a tighter crop from the second one, but I really like how you have framed and cropped it. Very pleasing to my eye. Either way though, you have captured them all so well and I'm sure she had a high tip day.
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Post by St3v3M » Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:19 am

This is a wonderful series, and I love her empowerment! Well done! S-
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