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photoblog image Big Cats

Model Credit: Carol Caldeira
Model Representation: Doré Models
Make-up: Gillian Calor
Assistance: Fausto Fraser

Big Cats can sometimes be spotted in the wild. While they might have similarities to your Household Kitten, these are an entire different species!! Beware these are not TOY cats. Be careful when approaching. Luckily we can sometimes see them in a safer environment But even on the Catwalk, the Queen of Cats, can devour you in a snap.

johnnyg from Great Britain (UK) 7 Apr 2008, 01:30
Glad your back bruv I've missed ya ! And it looks like your back with a big meow smile
Patrick Krolis: Thanks for the warm welcome J! smile

Fausto 7 Apr 2008, 02:12
Once again a pleasure to work with this great team. Also thanks to Gloria to take over for me when necessary. It took 7 to tango! What a dance it was...what a dance!

Like this pose and the expression of Carol. She's great! I see that Gloria did a great job with the light! Make up as gorgeous as usual, Go Gillian! Can wait to see the rest. smile Nice job Patrick
Patrick Krolis: Thanks trustworthy assistant and photographer of your own! was indeed a very special shoot that Sunny Sunday smile

Ginnie from Atlanta, GA, United States 7 Apr 2008, 02:36
MEOW, Patrick! WOW. You ARE back. This is very Angelina Jolie-ish, if you ask me. I hope y'all take that as a compliment! smile
Patrick Krolis: Hey Ginnie, I guess you could not have made a greater compliment to the model, while she is Carol and has a style and personality of her own, I am sure she will appreciate the Angelna Joliness in your compliment smile

Nikki 7 Apr 2008, 03:49
beautiful picture,love the background!! carol is a hottie wink
Patrick Krolis: Thank you so much Nikki, I am sure Carol loves your comment too wink

VZ from Atlanta, Georgia, United States 7 Apr 2008, 04:59
Yep. She's a tigress. Stricking contrast with a rusty thing. Works so well against her smooth skin.
Patrick Krolis: Thank you so much for the compliment Viktor!! I very much appreciate it, very much

Nig from Gym 7 Apr 2008, 08:03
I agree, I like the smooth skin contrasting with all the other stuff and the lighting. Looking at her right arm, it kinda looks dislocated.
Patrick Krolis: Nothing dislocated here Nig smile pure feline stuff :d

DrAW! from nigeria 7 Apr 2008, 08:15
beautiful beautiful
love the lighting and pose

did you try the textbook composition of showing more on the side she's looking at
Patrick Krolis: Thank you soo much Doc!!!

Actually when shooting I already had it cropped NOT according to the text book, but when behind my laptop I even cropped more to the side she is not looking. And that happened for a reason. To my feeling going against the textbook here works well, because it adds to the imminent feeling she is not just staring at something far far away, but is ready to take on something we don't see, but apparently is happening near her. I guess it goes well with the story I wrote and the pose she took. As such it adds to the tension.

PS. Gosh even I don't understand it the way I wrote it, but I hope you do...smile

Richard Standley from France 7 Apr 2008, 08:33
Beautiful feline pose! I like the lighting here. Well done.
Patrick Krolis: Thank you very much Richard!! smile

Jos-Angel from Catalonia 7 Apr 2008, 08:40
Bravo Patrick! Un retrato de moda con fuerza, agresivo, con una buena perspectiva y luz. A mi me gusta, Wow! smile
Patrick Krolis: Muchissimas Gracias Jose-Angel!!! :d

valerie 7 Apr 2008, 09:41
WOW.... this is... hmmm, i can't quite put my finger on it....
it's... grrrrrrrrrrrrr
Patrick Krolis: Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr it is wink

Scarlet 7 Apr 2008, 11:52
Yep this is a tigress on the prowl! Great capture Patrick.
Patrick Krolis: Thank you very much Scarlet smile

Suby & Sinem from Milton Keynes, UK 7 Apr 2008, 12:51
Awesome grin
Patrick Krolis: Again I stand humbly before you my Creative Photography Heroes.

Blackdog from Great Britain (UK) 7 Apr 2008, 14:19
Cool shot Patrick - like the lighting on the model, especially against the grungy background. Glance off to the right works well too ;o)
Patrick Krolis: thank you Blackdog smile I couldn't agree with you more, I purposely had the glance to the right, actually even cropped it more when I looked at the photograph on the computer

Tracy from Great Britain (UK) 7 Apr 2008, 16:01
She is the cat that got the cream for suregrin Welcome back Patricksmile
Patrick Krolis: Thanks for the warm welcome Tracy smile

Ale 7 Apr 2008, 18:07
Very nice blog
Patrick Krolis: Thank you very much Ale!! smile

Lindsay 7 Apr 2008, 20:16
Speechless!!!!! Carol is truly amazing, talented and beautifull!!!
Patrick Krolis: Thank you so much Lindsay, Can you imagine how I am looking forward in shooting the two of you....smile

Thersa 7 Apr 2008, 20:27
Hey Car, you look amazing!
Just as beautifull as you are inside,
keep up the beauty!
Patrick Krolis: I do agree with you Thersa, she looks amazing indeed...smile

tim from united kindom 7 Apr 2008, 21:33
what a contrast that is Patrick, the beauty and the grunge, stunning visuallysmile
Patrick Krolis: Isn't it a beautiful way of really underscoring her beauty? Thank you for noticing smile

Aussie from Brisbane 7 Apr 2008, 23:51
Gorgeous shot
Patrick Krolis: Thank you soo much Aussie wink

Enver 7 Apr 2008, 23:53
Damn Patrick that's an amazing shot! Keep up the good work!
Patrick Krolis: Wow Enver, I am glad the shot apparently rocked you, thanks for commenting my friend!! smile

Fausta 8 Apr 2008, 00:38
Wauw, amazing shot! Keep up the good work, i'm very proud!!!
Patrick Krolis: Thank you very much Fausta, I am glad you are proud, keep coming back, Carol and I will make you say wow a few more times hopefully wink

Imaginerf from France 13 Apr 2008, 21:51
Very nicely done ! A great atmosphere due to the background ! Thumbs up !!
Patrick Krolis: thank you very much Zeb smile

roxanne 30 Apr 2008, 10:18
I just had too look @ it ......Again!
Patrick Krolis: Carol did some very powerful posing here, I agree, you can see that both of you are from the same school baby wink

chichi 9 May 2008, 09:31
NIce. Did you do a selective color saturation here?
Patrick Krolis: nononono, I hate selective color saturations, smile, just lighting the right amount in front of the right background, and a little vignette in lightroom

amresh 29 Jun 2008, 02:52
dit is echt geil
Patrick Krolis: dank je amresh, geil is niet het juiste woord, maar ik snap wat je bedoeld...smile

Creative Vision Images from United States 24 Oct 2008, 01:19
i really enjoying looking at this photograph
very nice
i like the beauty with the rustic look
and very beautiful eyes
Patrick Krolis: it has been one of my favorites for a long time too smile
Carol is such a beuatiful young lady, with such posing talent and strong expressions

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Eunice 21 Feb 2010, 23:22

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