Classic Halloween

© Val Feldman

Classic Halloween

Shirley Sicurello level-classic 10/24/2012 4:49:54 AM

Here's to Chloe! Posed perfectly, great image. #1494172

Don Christiana level-classic 10/24/2012 4:59:36 AM

Val, this is a very "EERIE" capture. This is truly a Classic look for Halloween. Chloe's eyes say it all...another winner for this month.
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Gary Enloe level-classic 10/24/2012 5:19:31 AM

Great capture Val and how cool that Chloe posed for you around the pumpkins #10381966

John Rivera level-classic 10/24/2012 5:37:06 AM

Very well done!!! #10381979

Bobby Ray Goodman level-classic 10/24/2012 5:37:23 AM

Hi Valarie,Great capture for the season my friend.That reminds,still have to get the candy!!! #10381982

Monnie Ryan level-classic 10/24/2012 5:52:12 AM

Very cooperative (and beautiful) kitty! Fabulous Halloween capture, Val! #10382030

Heather Loewenhardt level-classic 10/24/2012 6:30:59 AM

You couldn't have asked for a better model. Perfect seasonal image Val. #10382119

Michelle Alton level-classic 10/24/2012 6:47:42 AM

Congratulations on the Mark III, Val. Soon I'll be congratulating you on NO LESS than the MT First Prize. I'm daring to hope for MORE!

You've done such a magnificent job on this that I'm finding I don't have words.
Your black-on-black detail is outstanding, the eyes all aglow GRIPPING, and the pumpkins...just brilliant in color and richness. Congratulations in advance. It's an award winner in any forum. #10382147

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic 10/24/2012 7:22:47 AM

Winner.... hands down. Perfect in every way. We will see this again.... and again, Val. Love it, love it, love it. #10382183

Lydia Williams level-classic 10/24/2012 7:51:13 AM

Love this Val! I am sure we will see this one again! #10382204

Dayna Cain level-classic 10/24/2012 9:50:39 AM

I am hoping we see this one again! It's AWESOME! #10382267

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic 10/24/2012 10:16:40 AM

Hands down, this is my choice for the MT Winner, you've got all the elements here: composition, colors, mood and haunting impact. Super work Val. #10382296

Emile Abbott level-classic 10/24/2012 11:23:16 AM

Hurrah to Chloe for the perfect pose. We have 3 black cats just like her we have to lock up at Halloween. Picture perfect for the season. Glad the camera was handy, Val. No autumn color in Del Rio either. #10382339

Tammy M. Anderson level-classic 10/24/2012 11:52:55 AM

WOW!! Hats off to you and Chloe. Wonderful comp. light and treatment. Hope she got a treat after being so cooperative for her photo shoot. Beautiful MT capture. #10382380

Robert Jensen level-classic 10/24/2012 12:20:18 PM

love it #10382401

Tammy Espino level-classic 10/24/2012 1:43:14 PM

Chole is a champ!! :) A fantastic capture and should be a Oct. Grand prize, in my humble opinion ~ #10382466

Kathy Salerni level-classic 10/24/2012 2:48:05 PM

This beautiful image WILL have Gold attached to it, Val! Your textures, lighting, colors and detail are gorgeous! How cool Chloe was soooo cooperative. I will now refer to you as the "Cat Whisperer"! #10382520

Nikki McDonald level-classic 10/24/2012 4:28:48 PM

Wow - what good fortune and you have taken perfect advantage of it, Val. The composition, setting, exposure, focus are all right on. #10382617

Carol L. Fowler level-classic 10/24/2012 6:01:50 PM

What a cat! The puuurrrfect poser!!! Exceptional capture and a fav!! (We got another 3 inches of snow last night) #10382749

Terry T. Ruvalcaba level-classic 10/24/2012 6:30:45 PM

picture purr-fect! #10382784

Terry Cervi level-classic 10/24/2012 7:47:05 PM

I just love this, Ms.V!! What an outstanding creation!! A fave for me! #10382858

Terry Cervi level-classic 10/24/2012 7:48:38 PM

Almost forgot! In answer to your question, no I did not. #10382859

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 10/24/2012 7:53:12 PM

Incredible work! #10382862

Colette M. Metcalf level-classic 10/25/2012 6:53:50 AM

What a terrific capture!!! #10383517

Linda D. Lester level-classic 10/25/2012 12:09:32 PM

Looks like a winner to me! Just love it! #10383867

Kara Hendricks level-classic 10/25/2012 1:17:35 PM

What a fantastic Halloween image! Love this!! #10383950

Leslie McLain level-classic 10/25/2012 2:27:32 PM

Fantastic capture, Val. Love those yellow eyes. #10384086

Ellen Hodges level-classic 10/25/2012 2:49:53 PM

Such a cute and extremely cool shot, Val! Huge Wow!! #10384128

Val Feldman level-classic 10/25/2012 4:06:16 PM

Thank you so much everyone! Appreciate the stop-by! And Chloe - a big thanks to you for completing the picture! :) :) #10384189

Anthony G. Comella level-classic 10/25/2012 7:12:51 PM

Perfect pose, presented perfectly and a winner!!! #10384356

Rona L. Schwarz level-classic 10/25/2012 8:43:45 PM

What an absolutely perfect seasonal image, Val! Chloe was certainly a most cooperative subject, but it was your talent and skill that has made this sing! Exposure and detail on her is flawless and not easy (I know, I have a sable Burmese) and with the pumpkins and beautiful glow and textured BG - this has got to be a winner! #10384469

Val Feldman level-classic 10/26/2012 6:03:02 AM

Thanks much, Anthony and Rona. #10385026

Julie Burnett level-classic 10/26/2012 7:19:13 AM

WOW, WOW, WOW, V!! Let me congratulate you in advance! Winner!! #10385128

Val Feldman level-classic 10/26/2012 8:16:19 AM

Thank you, Ms. J! #10385181

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 10/26/2012 8:37:40 AM

Fantastic! The eyes, and the b/g texture... wow! #10385194

Val Feldman level-classic 10/26/2012 12:43:52 PM

Thanks, Chris! #10385413

Phyllis Burchett level-classic 10/26/2012 1:14:31 PM

This is fabulous Val, what a terrific pose and backdrop you found (or should I say found you)! It couldn't have been any more perfect if you had set it up yourself! #10385477

Mary Dimitriw level-classic 10/26/2012 2:51:14 PM

This is an AB FAB seasonal image Ms. Val !! What a perfect model Chloe is, it couldn't get any better! #10385574

David M. Montero level-classic 10/26/2012 3:19:40 PM

Outstanding Val!!! Great subject, composition, and treatment. A new Fav for me. #10385610

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic 10/26/2012 11:44:15 PM

Superb capture and presentation,Val!! Very impressive work,as always!! #10385975

Nancy L. Green level-classic 10/27/2012 8:17:25 AM

Been there many times Val, and this is one WONDERFUL capture!!! The colors, lighting, tones and the inclusion of that gorgeous cat make this a MASTERPIECE!!! <>< #10386445

Laura E. Swan level-classic 10/28/2012 11:31:09 AM

OM GOSH! This is like a studio image. How great was that that Chloe posed for you like this. Amazing and totally meant to be. :) !!!!!!!!!!

How are you dear lady??? I am hanging in there since Dad passed. Sad losing two of my three old kitties plus Dad after that. I am shooting for a BP come back. :) So good to be visiting you today! :D

-Laura :))) #10388072

Nadia Paul level-classic 10/28/2012 11:17:53 PM

So now you can talk to the animals lol! Everything is perfect my friend and I too think this is destined for GOLD! #10389034

Val Feldman level-classic 10/29/2012 9:02:25 AM

Thanks so much everyone...and Nadia...I wasn't just talking to her I was mentally BEGGING her..."Jump up on the palette, Chloe, jump up on that palette"!! lol!! Thanks again, you all - appreciate the stop-by! #10390658

Stephen Zacker level-classic 10/30/2012 9:45:53 AM

Fantastic Fall and Halloween image. #10394546

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic 10/31/2012 3:43:40 AM

Congratulations on your outstanding POTD,Val!! #10396768

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 10/31/2012 3:47:11 AM

Ya know, I had a hunch we might see this one today... Congratulations on the POTD! Fantastic! #10396773

Mary L. Olson level-classic 10/31/2012 3:49:12 AM

This got my Halloween off to a great start. Happy Halloween and congratulations on the POTD. #10396778

Terry T. Ruvalcaba level-classic 10/31/2012 3:49:57 AM

CONGRATS on a well deserved POTD! #10396780

Nadia Paul level-classic 10/31/2012 3:54:31 AM

Knew it was destined for gold - the first now, another next month. Congrats on this gorgeous POTD my friend! #10396785

Gord MacEachern level-classic 10/31/2012 4:01:07 AM

Great big congrats on this wonderful POTD Val, WTG!!! #10396799

Cheryl Schneider level-classic 10/31/2012 4:02:12 AM

What a great shot! Congratulations. #10396801

Gloria Matyszyk level-classic 10/31/2012 4:11:14 AM

Great shot, congrats! #10396814

Nikki McDonald level-classic 10/31/2012 4:21:14 AM

Agree with Nadia - I knew this cat's destiny the moment I saw it. Wonderful capture and the perfect Halloween POTD, Val. Congratulations. #10396823

Joy Rector level-classic 10/31/2012 4:27:35 AM

congrats on the POTD #10396831

Linda D. Lester level-classic 10/31/2012 4:33:51 AM

Perfect for the day! Congratulations on your POTD! #10396835

Katarina Mansson level-classic 10/31/2012 4:37:23 AM

Congratulations on this cool POTD Val! Excellent work. #10396837

Marilyn Cornwell level-classic 10/31/2012 4:38:00 AM

What a wonderful POTD! Congratulations Val! #10396838

Carol Eade level-classic 10/31/2012 4:39:19 AM

Beautiful image and perfect for Halloween, Val, congrats on your POTD! #10396839

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 10/31/2012 5:05:15 AM

PURRfect capture and effects, Val. Huge CONGRATZ on the POTD. I have no doubt in my mind that we will see it with a double badge, good luck!

UB. #10396863

Carol Flisak level-classic 10/31/2012 5:24:53 AM

What a purr-fect halloween image! Chloe is beautiful as are the comp and your effects! Huge congratulations on your POTD, Val! #10396882

Dayna Cain level-classic 10/31/2012 5:29:33 AM

POTD now, then finalist, then GOLD! This is an amazing image and my fingers are crossed that this one goes right to the top! Congrats Val! #10396885

Brenda Bentley level-classic 10/31/2012 5:46:51 AM

A puurfect opportunity and a beautiful capture! Congrats on your photographing ability. Cloe's glowing eyes jump out and grab your attention. Love it!
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Julianne Bradford level-classic 10/31/2012 5:56:30 AM

You rock girlfriend! This gorgeous cat recognises the master when she sees her :-)....Puurfect Halloween capture! #10396931

Don Christiana level-classic 10/31/2012 6:02:41 AM

Val, from the first time I saw this perfect Halloween image, I knew it was a winner. A HUGE CONGRATS on your well deserved POTD. We will see this again as a GOLD WINNER. Happy Halloween :). #10396934

Tammy Espino level-classic 10/31/2012 6:05:01 AM

I love this photo, big congrats!!!!!!! :) BOO #10396940

Terry Cervi level-classic 10/31/2012 6:13:09 AM

WTG, Ms.V!! Congrats on your outstanding POTD, and yes, purrrfect for today!! Happy Halloween! #10396951

Michelle L. Frick level-classic 10/31/2012 6:23:04 AM

Happy Halloween! Congratulations on your exquisite POTD!!! #10396959

Robert Jensen level-classic 10/31/2012 6:23:50 AM

Really well done - love it #10396961

Phyllis Burchett level-classic 10/31/2012 6:25:01 AM

Fabulous!!! Congrats Val on your POTD! #10396964

Val Feldman level-classic 10/31/2012 6:34:36 AM

A late start to my day today and I just checked my email! I can't tell you how surprised I was to see this...and happy! What a good way to start the day! Thank you all - Happy Halloween! #10396976

Kathy Wesserling level-classic 10/31/2012 6:37:27 AM

The story is as cool as is the image. You couldn't have done it better if you had planned the scene. Congratulations, Val. #10396983

Tammy M. Anderson level-classic 10/31/2012 6:42:51 AM

Congrats on your wonderful Halloween POTD. #10396996

Nancyj Hovey level-classic 10/31/2012 6:49:08 AM

WOW, what a find, and awesome capture...

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving POTD! 8o) #10397008

Eivor Kuchta level-classic 10/31/2012 6:50:10 AM

What a nice cat, sitting down for a pose like that for you! Of course, you were also ready with the camera. Such a great composition, lovely colors and a perfect selection for the POTD. I'm sure we'll see this again in the contest. Congratulations and Happy Halloween, Val! #10397012

Andre Larose level-classic 10/31/2012 6:51:39 AM

Wonderful capture! Congratulations on your POTD!

André #10397018

Susan Williams level-classic 10/31/2012 7:25:04 AM

Fabulous POTD, Val! Congratulations! #10397106

Muriel Jackson level-classic 10/31/2012 7:30:30 AM

You certainly made the most of your opportunity. I so enjoyed this image Val!!
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PATRICIA A. CASEY level-classic 10/31/2012 7:32:20 AM

Hi Val....I love black cats & I love your photo...wonderful story....Congratulations on POTD!!! & 'HAPPY HALLOWEEN' #10397114

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna level-classic 10/31/2012 7:46:53 AM

WTG on your fantastic POTD, Val! :-) k #10397143

Nancy L. Green level-classic 10/31/2012 7:51:11 AM

No surprise here my friend, this is FANTASTIC!!! Your lighting especially is PERFECTION!!! <>< #10397152

Leslie McLain level-classic 10/31/2012 7:53:26 AM

Congrats on the perfect POTD, Val. Love it. #10397156

Lydia Williams level-classic 10/31/2012 8:18:40 AM

Congratulations on your POTD, Val! :) #10397198

Rona L. Schwarz level-classic 10/31/2012 9:00:27 AM

We all knew this was destined for greatness, Val! Congratulations on this superb POTD!! Next up, more GOLD! #10397269

Anita Hogue level-classic 10/31/2012 10:05:41 AM

I believe this beautiful kitty brought you good luck! A fabulous capture, Val! Congratulations on your POTD! #10397407

Pamela Koch level-classic 10/31/2012 10:15:04 AM

Absolutely a perfect capture. Beautiful. Congratulations on POTD. #10397419

Ann Coates level-classic 10/31/2012 10:20:56 AM

Talk about perfect timing. Absolutely fantastic image here Valarie. You know I love black cats and then this one plonks itself amongst the bright coloured pumpkins, it doesn't get better than this. Congratulations on your POTD. #10397427

JudyAnn Rector level-classic 10/31/2012 10:31:17 AM

Absolutely perfect image, Val...
Congratulations on POTD! #10397451

Bill Coulter level-classic 10/31/2012 10:31:24 AM

Right Place, Right time!
Not to mention perfect exposure.
Excellent Capture!
Bill C. #10397452

Val Feldman level-classic 10/31/2012 10:31:34 AM

Thank you all for your wonderful comments - I appreciate them very much! And Happy Halloween! :) #10397454

Bojan Bencic level-classic 10/31/2012 11:41:48 AM

Fantastic photo, Val. Congratulations on your POTD and Happy Halloween! #10397616

Lindley Johnson level-classic 10/31/2012 1:16:53 PM

Chloe is a very cooperative and photogenic cat! What a perfect Halloween POTD - congratulations, Val! #10397710

Jeff W. Robinson level-classic 10/31/2012 2:32:49 PM

Congrats Val on this Outstanding POTD!! #10397824

Stephen Zacker level-classic 10/31/2012 2:34:52 PM

I'm not suprised! :-) Congratulations #10397826

Michele Peterson level-classic 10/31/2012 2:53:17 PM

This is wonderful! I love the cat posing so nicely for you, and of course the pumpkin color with the black kitty is perfect! Congratulations!! #10397850

Daniella Puente level-classic 10/31/2012 3:49:36 PM

LOVE this Val! great image :) #10397913

Howard A. Lawless level-classic 10/31/2012 5:35:05 PM

Great capture of the Spirit of Halloween. Congrats on POD #10398110

Thomas E. Hinds level-classic 10/31/2012 6:11:57 PM

Beautiful capture, Val! Big congratulations on this POTD! Awesome! What a beautiful and accommodating kitty! #10398204

Mary K. Robison level-classic 11/1/2012 12:18:51 AM

Superb Halloween capture, Val!
Congratulations on this wonderful scene being selected as POTD! #10398502

Chris Ebben level-classic 11/1/2012 12:27:52 AM

Kidding she didn't know what day it was!! Congratulations on this wonderful POTD. Well spotted & taken. You no doubt know Chloe & she feels comfortable around you, it certainly shows. Very well done=^..^= #10398505

Sabrina Ryan level-classic 11/1/2012 7:36:08 AM

Beautiful image, Val! Beautiful colors, composition and effects! Congratulations on your fantastic photo of the day!! (Looks just like my Ebony Cleopatra!) #10399003

Kimber Wallwork-Heineman level-classic 11/1/2012 8:27:01 AM

Outstanding! Very cool image and perfectly done #10399091

Ellen Hodges level-classic 11/1/2012 12:04:48 PM

Huge congrats on a fabulous POTD, Val!! Absolutely wonderful!! #10399583

Gina M. Savage level-classic 11/1/2012 10:18:56 PM

Wow...this is stunning! Yay...congrats on the POTD! #10400348

Julie Burnett level-classic 11/2/2012 4:59:23 AM

CONGRATULATIONS, VAL!! I'm so behind the times I'm just seeing this now!! But it's no surprise, as many others, I knew it was destined for Gold!! Now on to double!! :) :) #10400572

Cindy Bendush level-classic 11/3/2012 1:06:44 AM

Such a purrfect portrait Val! Big congrats on your wonderful POTD! #10401703

Mary Dimitriw level-classic 11/3/2012 5:51:12 AM

Congrats on your POTD!! Perfect Halloween image! #10401908

Guy D. Biechele level-classic 11/4/2012 7:12:40 PM

Awesome Halloween photo!! Congratulations on your POTD. #10404446

Deborah C. Lewinson level-classic 11/6/2012 5:33:36 PM

Just got power back (in NJ)and what a joy to see you Halloween POTD!

Hearty congrats!
Debby #10407625

Lisa B. North level-classic 11/6/2012 7:06:20 PM

So appropriate! Great composition! Lisa #10407697

Ann H. Belus level-classic 11/12/2012 9:45:42 PM

WOW! This is soooo awesome, Val! A really superb Halloween capture and to have it chosen as POTD is fantastic. Huge congratulations!!! #10416466

Rony Sagy level-classic 11/14/2012 12:19:48 PM

Congratulations on this fantastic POTD, Val. What a terrific capture. #10418772

Richard D. Love level-classic 11/23/2012 7:22:05 AM

Congratulations, Val. Wonderful textures...and that stare!

Rick #10430116

Summer A. Kozisek level-classic 1/22/2013 12:14:55 AM

Phenomenal capture!! #10527159

Karen Slagle level-classic 3/21/2013 5:23:01 AM

Beautiful Val....Love the editing and the black cat, looks like my Romeo. #10618203

Anita Bower level-classic 12/10/2013 12:24:00 PM

A perfect Fall photo. BEautiful cat and beautiful light. Good job. #10919021

Jill Odice level-classic 3/31/2014 9:07:21 PM

Great that you had your camera ready and the kitty was so nicely posing! My black cat needs to be Photoshopped into place :-) #11014568

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While strolling the grounds of Wildseed Farms in Fredericksburg, TX hoping to find some seasonal color somewhere (there isn't much autumn color nature-wise in my corner of Central TX), Chloe, the resident black cat at Wildseed, crossed in front of my path (good thing I'm not superstitious), plopped herself on a palette of pumpkins and waited for me to grab my camera....what a sweetie! :)

Exif: f/5, 1/80 second, ISO 640

Uploaded on 10/24/2012 4:36:04 AM

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Camera: Canon 5D Mark III

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