Caturday Art Photo: Portrait of Bean

black cat in vignette
Bean looking handsome.

Bean shows his profile. Not always the silly boy.

Bean quietly contemplated the sunny landscape outside the second-story window, looking here and there, looking at me and looking at the ceiling, as I took photos of each move. I decided to try out the photo filters built in to my Smartphone as I did. I usually like to take a photo without any features and play with it in Photoshop so that it’s as flexible as can be, and while most of the filters are pretty bad (oil pastel? really? did the designer of that filter ever see an oil pastel let alone a drawing?) “Vignette” works well, which is what I’ve used on Bean. All of them can be done better in Photoshop, but the other filter I like is “Tint” which adds areas of soft red, yellow and turquoise areas to a photo. I can only use one filter at a time on this phone and I happened to take this photo with Vignette, so I manually brushed in similar colors and then changed the contrast a bit.

We’re part of the Caturday Art Blog Hop hosted by Athena Cat Goddess!


Other Daily Photos From This Date

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The Telltale Paws, 2013
black cat paws under pillow shams
Something seems out of place.

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Thank You, Mewsette, 2013
black cat scratching at toilet tank
Mewsette helps to finish the job.

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On the Prowl, 2012
black cat in tub with toy
Stalking the wild crackle ball.

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Like a Salad With Your Salmon and Turkey? 2011
black cat eating lettuce
Mewsette enjoys a nibble of greens.


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8 thoughts on “Caturday Art Photo: Portrait of Bean

  • February 23, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    Marvelous effect – I like the way the curtains present.

    • February 23, 2014 at 3:42 pm

      Thanks, Grace, that warm yellow was one of the things that inspired the colors.

  • February 23, 2014 at 11:44 am

    So lovely 🙂

    Thanks for participating in our blog hop!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie (

    • February 23, 2014 at 3:41 pm

      Thank you for hosting, Athena–some day I’ll have a space cat too!

  • February 23, 2014 at 2:13 am

    You have a beautiful profile! Happy Caturday from the Pawesome Cats family!

    • February 23, 2014 at 3:41 pm

      The little Bean does it again, Pawesome Cats!


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