Posted Wednesday, January 18, 2012
License: CC-BY-NC-SA (What does this mean?)



At home, Ipswich
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

This is Bacardi standing on the scanner, while I pressed the scan button.

Browsing ye olde Reddit, someone posted a picture much like this. One of the comments linked to a tumblr blog of a lot of Cats on Scanners.

The scanner took this in about 5 chunks. Scan scan scan, transfer transfer transfer. It seemed to do a brightness evaluation at the start of each chunk, rather than only at the start of the scan. This would be fine if the lid was down, but with the lid up, it gave the unpredictable results above.

There have been various posts on Photojojo about things you can do with your scanner, which I have yet to try, but I am keen!

The camera & lens:


Post processing:

Lightroom 3 -

  1. Presence: fill light +65, black clipping +35, clarity +80
  2. Curves: lights +30, darks -35

The wash-up:

I tried to get a scan of her licking the platter, but it didn't work out. Happy to have gotten her to stand still as long as she did though!

What would you do?

You are welcome to have a go at editing this photo yourself. When editing in browser, maximum size is 1600x1200px and edits can be saved as a comment if you want to share your work. Go crazy!

If you'd rather, you can download the original/raw image to play with in your own image editor:
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