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Informing Contexts – Cats and Dogs

This week’s mini project was ‘Cats and Dogs’. I decided to take a close up shot of one of cat’s paws.  This image was shot using Hipstamatic on an iPhone7.

I was really pleased with the level of detail that the iPhone was able to record.  In fact one of the cohort commented that he thought I had used my DSLR and a macro lens to get this shot.  I am excited about future images I will be able to capture with my iPhone now.


Figure 1: Sutherst 2017

I find this image quite pleasing.  At first glance, you cannot really tell that it is a cat’s paw and then you notice the claws.  I think because my cat has different coloured pads on her feet, it throws the viewer off kilter a bit and leads them to be confused for a few moments.

Compositionally, the image is pleasing with the visual weight very clearly on the paw.  The angle of the paw across the image adds to the visual pleasure.  The colour tones are complementary, as is the Hipstamatic edit on the image.  All in all, I am pleased with this image.

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