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Welcome to the Peer Hotel

This little fella was acting as either a protector or the welcoming committee for this small hotel in Tel Aviv. I couldn’t tell….you decide!

After some initial processing of the RAW file in Lightroom I used Topaz Texture Effects to give this a monochrome, old-time feel. I then brought the image back in Photoshop and used a layer mask to remove the texture effect from the cat.

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Israel, Tel Aviv, hotel, Peer Hotel, cat, door, wood door, monochrome, travel photography

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Consider Yourself One Of The Family

I’d like you to meet my nephew, Oliver. Oh sorry, I shouldn’t be so formal, we actually call him Ollie. Ollie lives in Montreal and when I was there a few weeks ago I asked my sister-in-law if I could do a mini photo shoot with Ollie. I didn’t use a flash so I had to increase my ISO to 3200 to get these indoor shots. Luckily my go to plug-in for situations like this is Topaz Denoise which does just an incredible job of reducing noise caused by high ISOs.  You can download a free trial of DeNoise here and remember you get 15% off all Topaz Products when you use the code “ELPhoto”

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cat, whiskers, portrait, pet photography, kitty,

cat, whiskers, portrait, pet photography, kitty,

cat, whiskers, portrait, pet photography, kitty,


Monday’s post featured the outside of a quaint bookstore along Boston’s Freedom Trail and a few of you asked if I had any interior shots. Well as a matter of fact I do.

I don’t know…maybe he’s read all the books already!

bookstore, cat, books, Boston


I hope everyone had a great weekend.  Quick post today as it’s shaping up to be a very busy week. I realized that there were still some images from my Muskoka Wildlife Centre shoot that I hadn’t shared with you.  I’d like to introduce Yeti, a Canadian Lynx. These were taken with the Canon 70 – 200mm 2.8L lens that I rented for this shoot. I still marvel at this piece of glass.

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Cougar Town….I Mean…Time

Back to the Muskoka Wildlife Centre today. As I mentioned in my original post in this series, the cougar enclosure was the only one we weren’t allowed to enter. We had to photograph Kokanee the Cougar through the chain link fence. Aside from the difficulty of shooting through the fence (which was casting shadows), I was also positioned on a slippery snow covered slope, sandwiched between the fence and a line of trees which made it difficult to move around and track Kokanee’s movements to get a better shot. Here are a couple of shots that made the cut for today’s post.

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Now I thought to myself wouldn’t it have been neat if it was snowing that day….”I wonder how this would have looked in the snow.”  Using Perfect Effects I added some snow to this winter scene.  What do you think???