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This shot of Lillian sitting on the windowsill is one of the photos I took Sunday night, hoping that Erin's shy new cat would allow me to photograph her. I followed Erin's lead, simultaneously approaching and ignoring Lillian, to gain her trust. She did eventually lick my hand as I lay on the floor next to the dresser she was hiding under. You can't rush these things, and heaven knows you can't make a cat do anything.
I couldn't wait to apply some photo editing and glam it up a bit. I tried a couple of Kim's recipes, but the vivid blue sky was overpowering. So I turned to my trusty RadLab filters (Grandma's Tap Shoes + Pool Party) and then returned to Kim's Tree Love recipe, from her wonderful Recipe Book, with her Lightpaper and Magicscratch textures. Somewhere in the material for Behind the Scenes is her text treatment, which I had to try as well.
I think I worked harder at getting the mouseover effect to work in my blog...but it's all good fun.