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Golden cat in golden hour



Cat enjoying sunset

Cat enjoying sunset
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Alfrediguana
 
Alfrediguana April 14, 2016
Feline perfection =)
kasparsciematnieks
kasparsciematnieks April 14, 2016
Thank you!
HeidiBrewer
 
HeidiBrewer April 14, 2016
Beautiful!
kasparsciematnieks
kasparsciematnieks April 14, 2016
Thanks:)
ChrisHPhotos
 
ChrisHPhotos May 16, 2016
Excellent tone and composure.
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 May 30, 2016
Beautiful, i love the soft golden color of the sun reflecting to your most love animal. Great isolation of your subject through blurring the background. Congratulations on your People's Choice award, great win and have fun!
kasparsciematnieks
kasparsciematnieks May 30, 2016
Thank you very much! Really glad you like it as much as I do:)
joycealicesmith
 
joycealicesmith May 31, 2016
What a beautiful shot! Love the sun light! Your cat seems to say..."this is my best side"...Congratulations on People's Choice! Nicely deserved!
kasparsciematnieks
kasparsciematnieks May 31, 2016
Thank you:))
kunriyanto
 
kunriyanto June 08, 2016
great

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken at my summerhouse at the lake Zvirgzdene in Latvia, Latgale region
Time
Warm July evening with gorgeous golden light
Lighting
Natural light. Great usage of golden light at the sunset
Equipment
Nikon D600 + Sigma 35/1.4 Art lens @ f/1.4 and natural light
Inspiration
I remember I was about to shoot some landscapes after the sun is set, but noticed C?zars (Caesar in ENG) was enjoying weather and probably the view on the footbridge:) I could not notice that his fur has changed colour to warm red and orange tones due to setting sun and I immediately went to take shots of him. Needless to say he was really enjoying it and knew how to pose for pictures as if he could read my mind:) Picture was taken in year 2015 and re-edited this year because, sadly, but he passed away on 16th February this year and now is watching golden sunsets somewhere else:( He lived 13 joyful years..
Editing
Simple tweaks in Lightroom, like lowering the highlights and opening shadows a bit. Also some added vibrance, vignette and clarity.
In my camera bag
Normally in my camera bag will always be space for Nikon D600 body + 35/1.4 Sigma Art + Nikkor 85/1.4. For some specific tasks I would include my DIY tilt-shift lens made out of medium format Mamiya-Sekora C 80/2.8 lens and manual CZ Jena 135/3.5 and Helios 44-3M 58/2 - both successfully converted to Nikon F mount with ability to focus to infinity, by the way.
Feedback
Get low! And by low I mean really low. This particular picture was taken while I was laying on my belly. And when shooting during sunset you simply can't miss with light:)

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