Saturday, September 3, 2022


 Dani was about 10 months old when the featured picture was taken.  I just couldn't resist the winged look on her shoulders.  Although I haven't seen this happen since, it still occurs on both of her haunches when she's lying down.

Also, Dani is a tortoiseshell which means that the colours in her fur come in patches.  They are still highly visible in the featured shot, but now her underfur has grown so long that they no longer appear quite as patchy.


Though today's Art is all the same photo, after applying filters and light contrasting the effects are quite distinct.

The picture started off in Snapseed where I applied an HDR filter, and experimented with various shades.  Next I turned to Fotosrus on my iPad for contrasting. Then, I returned to Photoscape on my main PC to add complementary frames.  Finally I went back to Fotorus to apply a hopefully restrained amount of Light Pen.  Just a splash here and there.

This is my favourite of all.  It looks much more ethereal, I think, so the wings ultimately make sense.

This one best displays the patches in Dani's fur coat.  It is much more intense.  The wings stand out even more as white wisps against the fieriness.

This version I liked for its calming quality.  The tones are definitely more muted but the effect is just as striking.  The wings meld into the fur rather than being a focal point.

And here are all of my attempts at applying photo effects, together in one collage.


Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Those wings of fur are quite unique. The first is also my favourite, although they are all beautiful as is the subject.

Sandee said...

Your patches are beautiful and most colorful.

Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

Have a fabulous weekend. ♥

Eastside Cats said...

Dani's fur colors in real life and as art are marvelous.

Pam and Teddy said...

She has a GORGEOUS "coat of many colors" !

Hugs, Pam and Teddy

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

Gorgeous furs!

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

She's such a beauty!

Brian's Home Blog said...

Those are all most magical sweet Dani!

pilch92 said...

Very cool wings. That was my favorite version too.

The J-Cats said...

How gorgeously floofy Dani is!