This photo is exactly as taken – zero Photoshopping. It is of Gabriel a kitten I am fostering. I have to say that when I do edit photos I do it very judiciously – meaning in a very limited way because if it is overdone it ruins the picture. Photography should have a genuineness about it which is the source of a photograph’s strength and attractiveness.
I love it for its purity, elegance and the expression on Gabriel’s face. The purity and simplicity of the photo is in keeping with Gabriel himself. The colors are truish – he is a little bit browner than this. You can see that Gabs is a grey/brown spotted tabby cat. His eyes are the same color almost.
For people who don’t know, Gabriel is a semi-feral kitten who I am currently fostering and socialising. He is coming on nicely.