Out the Back

© Nikki McDonald

Out the Back

Nikki McDonald level-classic 12/7/2011 6:48:04 AM

Many thanks to all who commented on the earlier submission -- you will be unable to detect the subtle contrast increase that is the revision, so please do not feel you need to comment again. Your enthusiasm has prompted me to re-enter and I do appreciate it.

Patricia A. Coblentz
The lines with the contrast of shadows and light are awesome, Nikki! Love the story in the image, too!
11/3/2011 5:50:38 AM

Karen Celella
Outstanding work, Nikki!
11/3/2011 5:57:40 AM

Mary Beth Aiello
That kitty really brings an added dimension to this, Nikki. Love it.
11/3/2011 7:07:29 AM

Jeff W. Robinson
Wow Nikki - This is Outstanding!!
11/3/2011 7:46:32 AM

Val Feldman
There's something so poignant about a cat waiting patiently at a door to be let in...just grabs me every time! Love the lines and the many design elements in this one, Nikki, with the great shadow and light play - b/w is perfect for this! (Hope someone let kitty in! :) :)
11/3/2011 7:48:30 AM

Stefania Barbier
so cute!!! love it in B&W!
11/3/2011 8:11:48 AM

Bob Cournoyer
11/3/2011 8:45:48 AM

David Phalen
Excellent light, comp, tones, contrast and details in an outstanding B7W image!!
11/3/2011 8:47:34 AM

Mitch Spence
We have an excellent story going on here, with chapters still to come. And it's told so well in black and white. I love the strong shadows and the angles of all and the patience of the cat waiting to come in.
11/3/2011 9:12:12 AM

Marcie Fowler
Well done. Good eye to see this and capture it so nicely. B&W works well here too.
11/3/2011 9:18:10 AM

Nikki McDonald level-classic 12/7/2011 6:48:38 AM

Joy Rector
love this shot
11/3/2011 9:36:06 AM

Mike Clime
Great capture, nice tones and like the textures through the screen door, Nikki!
11/3/2011 10:29:30 AM

Melinda F. Schneider
This is a favorite, for sure; very special!
11/3/2011 12:08:04 PM

Thomas E. Hinds
Wonderful lines, angles and shapes, Nikki! great composition and the cat is just perfect! Well seen and captured!
11/3/2011 6:30:15 PM

Rona L. Schwarz
This came out great, Nikki! Excellent composition and so effective in B&W!
11/3/2011 9:51:03 PM

Marilyn Cornwell
A really wonderful image, Nikki! Congratulations on such a great result!
11/4/2011 3:22:09 AM

Douglas Pignet
nice story telling image...well done
11/4/2011 4:05:56 AM

Debbie Bray
The b+w works a real treat, Nikki! Love this image.
11/7/2011 10:52:46 PM

Heather Loewenhardt
Wonderfully composed and the shadow and light contrasting the tones is beautiful. This works so well in b/w. This certainly tells a story.
11/8/2011 4:16:41 PM

Daniella Puente
Like very much the POV Nikki and of course being in BW adds interest.
11/8/2011 5:09:00 PM

Donna Pagakis
Awesome use of design, I love seeing the visitor at the front door!
11/11/2011 6:47:38 AM

R. J. Laudenbacher level-classic 12/7/2011 10:00:44 AM

Invites you right in to open that door and let the cat in. Wonderful B&W rendition, Nikki! #9852541

David M. Montero 12/7/2011 12:12:41 PM

B&W has such an impact. Well done Nikki!!! #9852679

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 12/7/2011 12:51:10 PM

AWWWWWWWWWw...I hope you let the poor little thing in, Nikki! Wonderful re-submit! :-) k #9852731

David Phalen level-classic 12/7/2011 6:25:48 PM

I really like the tones, comp, clarity and the framing of the cat!! #9853160

Tamara K. Walker level-classic 12/7/2011 7:22:28 PM

I thought it was perfect the first time. on to the gold!! #9853258

Janet McNeil level-classic 12/8/2011 2:11:32 PM

Beautiful capture!! #9854265

Christopher Budny level-classic 12/9/2011 5:46:12 AM

Woohoo! Glad to see it again! #9855345

Val Feldman level-classic 12/9/2011 12:56:55 PM

I ditto Chris' Woohoo! Loved it first go-around and happy to see it with the appropriate badge attached to it this time...it's a wonderful capture - and deserving of much more...I'll be rooting for it next month for sure! #9855870

Heather Loewenhardt level-classic 12/12/2011 10:29:30 PM

Glad to see this wearing the proper badge. #9862125

Mitch Spence level-classic 12/13/2011 9:27:32 AM

It's only right. :) #9863078

Amber Kennedy level-classic 12/20/2011 5:25:31 PM

love this image.. #9879772

To discuss, first log in or sign up (buttons are at top center of page).


This is the slightly revised version of an entry that was skipped for an EP last month. Thanks to my friends in the FFFP club here at BP and to Daniella for their invaluable suggestions.
Category: Elements of Design

Exif: F Number: 4.5, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 12502/1000000 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 100,100, FocalLength: 18.00 mm, Model: DSLR-A350

Uploaded on 12/7/2011 6:40:26 AM

BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick

Copyright for this gallery photo belongs solely to Nikki McDonald. Images may not be copied, downloaded, or used in any way without the expressed, written permission of the photographer.
Contact photographer via gallery.
Log in to follow or message this photographer or report this photo.