Amkira
Amkira

Looking up the snow



Christmas holiday 2017, Switzerland

Christmas holiday 2017, Switzerland
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Pamelabole PRO+
 
Pamelabole December 27, 2017
Wonderful capture!! Love those eyes!! : )
Amkira
Amkira December 27, 2017
Thank you very much! :)
susanmcfarland
 
susanmcfarland March 12, 2018
Sweet photo! :-)
Amkira
Amkira March 12, 2018
Thank you very much susanmcfarland :)
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots March 12, 2018
Gorgeous capture! Congrats.
Amkira
Amkira March 12, 2018
Thank you very much JDLifeshots :)
grumppybun
 
grumppybun March 15, 2018
O'Malley and i love your photo the perspective and lighting make it petfect
Amkira
Amkira March 15, 2018
Thank you so much grumppybun :)
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Jlifox March 25, 2018
Nice!!!!
Amkira
Amkira March 25, 2018
Thank you Jlifox :)
claudiobernardinoforesti
 
claudiobernardinoforesti April 12, 2019
claudiobernardinoforesti
 
claudiobernardinoforesti April 12, 2019
Questo "Gatto che guarda la neve" ha occhi da sogno e sogni negli occhi, splendidi.
Amkira
Amkira April 12, 2019
Grazie mille claudiobernardinoforesti :)

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken outside my home, in Switzerland.
Time
It was a snowy afternoon in the middle of December. At first, I wanted to take a shoot to some plants in my outdoor terrace, but then my cat followed me and I took this opportunity to take a portrait of it in that beautiful and soft light.
Lighting
It was a cloudy day and snow just started to fall down, so I had the chance to have a very soft light. My cat has a creamy and warm fur, that contrast incredibly well with the cold color of the stone floor and its blue eyes.
Equipment
I shoot with a Canon 5D mark III, with an 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM lens. No other equipment was involved.
Inspiration
I have my design studio at home and my cat spends lot of time with me. It’s not often snowing in the south part of Switzerland, so I took a break and I went outside. My cat followed me, it was so fascinated about snow flakes. It was a beautiful moment that we lived together and I’m very happy to have caught it with my camera.
Editing
Yes, I did post-processing. In the original photo there was a corner of an orange vase, I deleted it from the background to have more focus on my subject. I added more snow flakes to drive more attention to the eyes, create some movement and reproduce the atmosphere that I felt in that moment.
In my camera bag
I always have with me my Canon 5D mark III, the 24-70mm f/2.8 and 100mm f/2.8 lens. I really like the blur effect that can I have with that kit. Depending on the picture I have to take, sometimes I bring a reflector panel and my speedlights.
Feedback
Animals are not so easy to photograph: they are unpredictable! The most of the time they move fast and you don’t have the time to set up your camera. So you need to be patient, gain the trust of animals and be respectful. You need to be ready and catch the moment.

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