Tag Archives: black cats

Extreme Photo Editing; Opinions by Bud the Cat

I took some time to brighten up our avatar picture recently. Deep book editing in black and white means I have to surface for air sometimes. Photo editing lets me luxuriate in bright color. I’ve also tuned up most of … Continue reading

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Cat Edits Cat Book!

BudCat and I are about to embark on the largest editing spree we’ve ever tackled. It seems I’ve written far too much for one cat and nature book. I (We) have to boil it down into two books. Bud already … Continue reading

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Cats Wander Plains After Tornado

Madame Curious, feral of flatland. She’s a gorgeously marbled classic tabby: The tall trees all went down in the tornado, on April 27th, 2011 at 5:13 pm. My late Mom’s cat Tiger was terrified; my husband saw him run out of … Continue reading

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Black Cats in Autumn, Sweetness and Glitz

We lost our Little Buddy last year, at age 19. We miss him, always. I was going for the feel of a seasonal ‘spooky’ night when I intensified the colors in the above picture with photo editing. But the lighting … Continue reading

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Our Cat with Feline Radial Hypoplasia

Little Buddy Awaiting dinner, notice my long sweeping whiskers! Little Buddy, flattered by green Update: It’s with a heavy heart that I have to say, Little Buddy went to the Rainbow Bridge on September 19, 2014. He was almost 19, … Continue reading

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Brightening Cat Photos with Added Color

The work, done by computer mouse, sort of feels like painting. This way of putting color on a photo blends the realism of un-retouched photographic captures with the artifice of hand-“painted” backgrounds. I’m sure it’s been done elsewhere, and as photo manipulation … Continue reading

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Meow Writing Fest Becomes Book; Cats Respond With Purrs and Trills

This purring guy is Bud, a presence in the book. Lanky, cranky, and imposing, Bud’s taken over as feline editor and he’s had a heavy paw in the writing. Mostly, he wants readers to know he’s a big fella, in … Continue reading

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