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come alive by nari-me

:icondivafica:
I really like this photo! :thumbsup:
Your compostion is really good, with the main focal point in the center, and a body trailing off to the right. Despite this, the photo doesn't look unbalanced because of the position of the cat.. does that make sense? It's facing right, so it balances out the fact that it is trailing of to the left.
I love the colours, too: the blue and the tan-brown work perfectly together giving the photo a happy and optimistic look. I love the way the head of the cat is slightly cocked, it re-enforces this in my opinion. You've lit it in a way that there is no shadow over the cat, or any intruding shadows on the picture, but there is a gentle shadow coming from the cat, which I like because it makes the cat look like it's looking at the light source.

Although - as I always like to nitpick with my critiques - I don't think the title quite captures the feeling of the photo properly. I don't think the wooden toy is so much 'coming alive' as something else. Perhaps a title to do with optimism and wondering would be better?

But you've done a good job here; you've injected personality into an inanimate object which is hard to do!
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nari-me Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013   Photographer
Thank you very much for your kind critique!

You know, that thing about the title is something hard to understand. I ever wished a real cat and just have this wooden... so it's a wish that it comes alive someday. Also "Come Alive" is one of my favourite songs of the Foo Fighters, haha :)
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divafica Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Perhaps it's just me, but 'Come Alive' makes me picture quite an agreesive 'bursting out' that I wouldn't associate with this photo. :hmm:
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nari-me Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013   Photographer
oh, okay. no, it's just a "why aren't you real? :(" -come alive xD
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