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Sombra de Gato

Sombra de Gato
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Copyright: Rodolfo Serra (redol) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 260 W: 33 N: 12] (2254)
Genre: Places
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2005-07
Camera: Nikon F 80
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): btokaz favorites, 100-150 points, My cats, photos that I'd like to remember... [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-09-11 5:22
Viewed: 23883
Favorites: 17 [view]
Points: 141
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
En una plazuela de un barrio en la periferia de Madrid.
Contraluz y sombra.
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  • ciore Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 727 W: 3 N: 118] (2478)
  • [2005-09-11 5:26]

Excellent everything in your photo,Rodolfo!!!
Love texture compo and super colourtones!

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  • WIN Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 12 N: 64] (1510)
  • [2005-09-11 5:30]

This is great! The cat,shadow,B&W,compo...look great. Well done.Regards,


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  • fmg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 81 W: 0 N: 44] (503)
  • [2005-09-11 5:30]

Uma fotografia de excepção...Luz , sombras e texturas muito bem controladas, composição excelente.

Nice picture! I like the compostion very much. The B&W was an excellent choice!
Kind regards,

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  • Hauke Gold Star Critiquer [C: 211 W: 17 N: 17] (190)
  • [2005-09-11 5:32]

Perfect composition, Rodolfo. The strong diagonal of the cat's tail across the pic as counterweight to the 'restless' pattern of the cobblestones. Amazing lights, great interplay of lights and shadows, this soft lit up line at the cat whose further way we'll follow is wonderful. Good over all tonal range... TFS.

great graphic compo..... very well done also as contrast and brightness... I like it

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  • Saiz Gold Star Critiquer [C: 909 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-09-11 5:36]

Estupendo y fantastico, Rodolfo …
Este gato negro cruzando la calle va darte muncha suerte …
Gracias por compartir …

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  • eselu Silver Star Critiquer [C: 10 W: 0 N: 2] (338)
  • [2005-09-11 5:39]

I like it very much! b&w tones are really good, shadows and composition also. I love it :)

First though is wow, second look more in depth look its still wow I like the composition and crisp detail well done

Excellent composition. Very graphic. I like the shadow too and very good choice to of B/W. Very well done

Hello Rodolfo,

This is not a real cat - is it?
Anyway, great compo and framing.
Very well seen and done.


A foto está muito interessante. gostei do afcto de o rabo do gato acompanhar toda a foto!

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  • Quark Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 1314 W: 11 N: 29] (66)
  • [2005-09-11 6:25]

Fantastic Rodolfo, great shot, fine light and of course, the total and very big shadow, really great !

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  • LuciG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1206 W: 151 N: 655] (8171)
  • [2005-09-11 6:59]

Nous sommes dimanche le 11 et pas le vendredi 13, bien heureusement :) :)

Ecxellente photo Rodolfo! Un joli jeu de contrastes et d'ombres! Une belle réalisations!



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  • edie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 659 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-09-11 7:13]

Very nice and graphical image,I think cats are wondeful for this kind of moody picture,I love it's silouhette in B&W.
Well done,congrats.

It is one of the best cats photos on TL IMO.
Great one.

Great shot, Rodolfo! I love the graphics and the silhouette is fantastic! bravo!

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  • zto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 916 W: 122 N: 24] (14)
  • [2005-09-11 10:59]
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What a beautifull shot Rodolfo. Love the shadow, rally makes the whoel shot. Good job.

Me gusta tu fotografía mucho!
Muy bien!
Gracias por compartir

Fantastic! I just hope you are not supersticious about black cats! :o) The pavement make a unique compo here!! Great shot!!

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  • Eden Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 50 N: 86] (2084)
  • [2005-09-11 14:05]
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Enhorabuena rodolfo, aunque me duela en el alma, tengo que admitir que esta foto es fantastica. Has captado muy bien el ambiente, transmite una sensación de misterio, la contraluz y sombras genial...resumiendo ..perfecta. 2 gallifantes para ti rodi..besos

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  • bult Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 16 N: 78] (1041)
  • [2005-09-11 16:53]

Very good! Would have been better if the cat was real ;)

Ola Rudolfo Serra
Foto magnífica en PB con la luz y las cortinas de los fantáticas.
La elegancia del gatito es excelente.

antonio marques

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  • tsumeb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 54 N: 279] (2204)
  • [2005-09-11 18:19]
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I usually don't like cat photos but this one is amazing. Wonderful contrast , , , even if he is made of bronze!

Hi Rodolfo,
I will resume my critique in one word: perfect !!! Very very well done.
Regards, António

This is just great Rodolfo, I like the B&W and the shade...good work.


Congratulations! Excellent shot with great shadows.

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  • iso Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 981 W: 61 N: 169] (29412)
  • [2005-09-18 9:31]
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One I missed, just great, to be there at the right time. You must chase like a cat, Rodolfo.

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  • jafsc Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 445 W: 47 N: 88] (4688)
  • [2005-09-20 6:55]
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Excelente composition y juego de claro-oscuro. Felicitaciones Rodolfo.
José A.

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  • wck Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 697 W: 36 N: 423] (3851)
  • [2005-09-23 4:32]
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Cat is a very misterious animal indeed! Strong mood! You did well to discribe them with this 1! very well done! TFS


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  • SteveT Gold Star Critiquer [C: 64 W: 1 N: 5] (386)
  • [2005-09-29 13:00]
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Great use of shadow.

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  • lollie Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 742 W: 46 N: 2] (64)
  • [2005-09-30 12:52]
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Ola, Te gustas los gatos? este photo es una perfection. Bravo.

I love this shot, very funny too look at the shadow his tail has ,he must be very proud of the size of his shadow. Cats are very interesting.Very Graphic shot

Good idea, Beautiful composition, Great shot :)

But i think the cat isn't real cat, it is a figure. Right?

it's a great picture !
this cat is splendid


Eccellente cattura e combinazione,molto simpatica e ben realizzata.

saluti G.Paolo

Great B/W pic, very graphical. Composition is well thought out, with the cat (too bad that it is not real) and its shadow.
Well done Rodolfo.

Perfect composition. Great details and BW tones...

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  • pathy Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 303 W: 35 N: 64] (1740)
  • [2005-11-04 15:39]

tres joli jeu d'ombre et tres bien rendu en noir et blanc

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  • limba3 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1035 W: 476 N: 576] (16751)
  • [2005-11-12 19:00]

Piêkne ujêcie ! Good work.
Gratulujê i pozdrawiam

Una verdadera obra de arte. Preciosa

Hello. This is a great work! Just perfect! Congratulations!! :O)

great! The cat,shadow good composition,

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  • galba Gold Star Critiquer [C: 53 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-12-29 8:19]

Una foto de verdad, la composición, luz y el motivo son excelentes, enhorabuena.

Very nice!

I'm not usaly ecited by cat's shot but this one speaks to me.



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  • Ejla Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 13 N: 137] (2488)
  • [2006-01-11 12:03]

(((Fantastic!!!))), even if it is not a real cat!
Thanks for your comment!
You have a great gallery!

Pues a mé esta foto tuya me parece sencillamente genial, tiene todo, luz, composición, interés y originalidad.

great work, rodolfo! perfect light and contrast in my humble opinion.


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  • A-Lo (35)
  • [2006-03-15 21:16]

Wow, the composition is so perfect.
Great for mood in b&w.

All details are perfect here in your composition. Nothing much to say, im glad to see this work! :)

Muy Buena Rodolfo, buen contraste ayuda a definir aun más la textura del piso,

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  • diana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 24 N: 94] (1115)
  • [2006-05-29 15:07]

Hi Rodolfo!!!

Love this photo so much!!The cat, the textures!I just would like to know if cat is real because to me seems unreal like tim burton´s animations (do tou know?) like vincent a short movie!Anyway I love this photo!Great work!!And thank you very much for sharing!!


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  • SILVA Gold Star Critiquer [C: 321 W: 0 N: 0] (3917)
  • [2006-07-31 13:52]

me gusta mucho,,tiengo una parecida...saludos

What a perfect shot. Bravo

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  • Shogun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 788 W: 52 N: 418] (10434)
  • [2006-10-07 13:23]

hi Rodolfo. nice capture here. everythings great. love the idea. TFS.


Hola Rodolfo.
Me gusta mucho tu foto, no me extraña nada la cantidad de puntos que ha conseguido, esa sombra es muy buena.
Un Saludo.

L'ombre est bien mis en valeur avec ce format! Très beau jeu de lumiere.Bien vu!

Splendide poto, elle parle d'elle même - l'ombre de la queue du chat spécialement est incroyable !
Un grand BRAVO !!!

This is great - the composition, inclusion of the shadow, simplicity of the photo! I like the B&W - it adds another dimension to the photo.

REally great black and white shot with a lovely composition with the big shadow!

Hola Rudolfo! Great shot with perfect composition and lights!



Hola Rodolfo - Your gallery is wonderful! This photo is a 'winner', as reactions show. The portraing of mood as well as the play of shadow, light and shades are superb! Congratulations! Cordelia :)))

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  • Nemeth Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 265 W: 0 N: 139] (4055)
  • [2007-10-03 11:18]

Wonderful photo!
Splendit composition.
B/W is perfect choice.

Very impressive...

perfect image
Great sepia colour and light
well done

Hello Rodolfo,
This picture is telling a whole story! The story of the cat and the story we imagine when seeing a black cat. Excellent idea, composition, contrasts and - of course - play of light and shadow. To put it briefly: suggestive & strong.
TFS & kind regards,

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  • cora Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 45 W: 0 N: 13] (455)
  • [2007-11-12 14:28]
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que pasada rodolfo! se te cruza un gato negro y tu le disparas con tu obturador preparado. tiene un punto de irreal, la luz que le llega es bellisima, y el contraste es de pelicula, fantastico blancoynegro. besos

very good!

Y hablando de calidad....tu si que sabes como definir esa palabra... Lo mejor para ti y la madre patria!


Hi Rodolfo
Nice picture! I like the compostion very much. The B&W was an excellent choice!

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2008-08-19 12:00]

Excelent composition Rodolfo,very nice [email protected]

the shadow is great! the BW is good for this picture.

this is cartier bresson stuff

Hola Rodolfo,
Pues si, muy buena foto con este exitoso contraluz y la sombra alargada del felino. Me gusta tb el uso del ByN casi obligatorio aqui! Enhorabuena!
TFS, Saludos!

cuuuute! good catch! love that figure and dramatic lighting. good cropping!
Freddie :)

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