As often, I took some new photos with Shyna. I really love that because I can connect her and my interests at the same time. I mean, to put her into the picture I sometimes use her toys or other tricks and that means it is playing and activity for her as well, while I can pursue my interests, photography and creating photos that I can edit later on with Lightroom or Photoshop to experiment with images or practice certain techniques.
The photo above is yet another result of some experiments and editing. Apart from the fact that my cat is always beautiful, I thought the original photo, that I show you later, could be spiced up. So, the result above is the heavily edited outcome. To get there, I did some things that I do pretty often. First I made adjustments of the colors, exposure, levels, shadows and highlights. I also sharpened the image to make the fur really stand out more. I love to give photos a little unreal or artistic look and decided to change her eye color to a yellow or gold tone. Then I manually created a black Vignette effect around my cat to put her more into focus than the background. Finally I added a gradient map to bleach the image a little bit but I adjusted the effect so that it appears just a little.
Here is how the photo looked like before I edited it…
While the photo is not too bad, I really wanted to play with it. There were much possibilities but I think I am happy with the image I created out of it. The edited photo that I showed you first could really be used as a wallpaper. I maybe will change the aspect ratio to my desktop resolution and take a look if it looks cool as a wallpaper.
Editing photos is really fun and good way to kill boredom. Not only for me, also for the cat when we take the photos. That is cool.