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She was mine and I was hers.
In my youth, she taught me and she never left me in the unmoving loneliness.
In her youth, I adventured beyond borders with her that I never could have crossed alone.
We scavenged the fields. We skimmed the pond. We sat in the ruins. Together.
In my adolescence we walked side by side, taking in the sounds of the untainted Earth.
In her adolescence, she brought me tiny gifts of stolen life, covered in feathers.
In the end, we shared a long and silent understanding of each other.
We understood the time. The distances. The differences.
In the end, she became the Earth that we used walk on with one another.
She was mine and I was hers.

I miss her very much.
And I will carry her with me always.

- Written by Nicole Peterson of *MonsterBrand
(an excerpt from our book)


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:iconcityneon:
Cityneon Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
Just wow !

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MudBug93 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
SO curious to see this pre-production! It's got such gorgeous color and lighting, makes me wonder how much you "perfected" it in PS. :D
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MonsterBrand Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Professional Photographer

Thank you so much! :)

I actually didn't have to do much in post to this photo.  I just cropped slightly, darkened the background a bit and desaturated her fur as well as brightened the eyes a tad. 

Other than that, this was just really luck, one of those 'magic moment' shots during the right time of day. :D

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MudBug93 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm surprised! The contrast of the lighting with the background and foreground are what's most interesting. Good choice on the way you desaturated the fur. Creates a really cool dark/light dynamic. :)
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Midnightpheonix Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

Its not often that a photo will speak to me, but you my friend have achieved that, accompanied by those wonderful words too.  In this photo your cat looks very old, and reminds me a lot of my very first cat who lived to the grand age of 20 years.

 

If she is old then she has aged gracefully. Stunning photo, beautiful cat, haunting words... nuff said n.n

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MonsterBrand Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Professional Photographer

Hi there:wave: Thank you very much for the kind words.  It means a lot that my work (written and visual alike) has affected you so. 

My cat was just shy of 18 years old when she passed.  In this shot she was about 15 :)

 

Thank you :heart:

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Ichliebedeutschland Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Student Photographer
This cat is gorgeous! Stunning shot!
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Falken02 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
fucking badass cat, what kind is it?
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MonsterBrand Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Professional Photographer
She was a Turkish Angora.
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Falken02 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
cool, thanks
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SoImStillUnsure Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Mmm! Her fur looks so crisp!
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DreamingMind-set Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning capture that is one spectacular cat and that excerpt is just as amazing as the shot; I lost my dog as well and :happycry:...beautiful piece. :love:
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MonsterBrand Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you so very much. It means a lot that you enjoy my writing as much as my photography :hug:
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DreamingMind-set Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Anytime. :woohoo:
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:iconhuzian:
Huzian Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is definitely my favorite of your work. I keep reading that excerpt...
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:iconmonsterbrand:
MonsterBrand Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much, it means a lot that you enjoy both my photography and my writing :hug:
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:iconhuzian:
Huzian Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are so very welcome :3
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saamzamani Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
like
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mjob Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing! :heart:
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EleaLaFleur Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Student Photographer
:clap: You've been featured here [link] :cuddle:

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MonsterBrand Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you! :highfive:
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EvranaWolfsong Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love your cat so much. (S)he is such a beautiful thing, and I enjoy all these photos so much!
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BeRabbit Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
Beautyfull :.D
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LarellWendel Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
Beautiful reminiscence of a beautiful animal...
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Nyhx Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I honestly thought this was a painting.
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avelira Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
OMG! That cat is beautiful! I'm allergic to cats but I will probably try to play with this one. That picture is great and the cat expresion is just wonderful. :)
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MattsyKun Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aaaawww what a beautiful cat! Her tail is just stunning and she's all floofy :D
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LittleMissAries Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
She is so beautiful!
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Frozen-Inferno Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
Such a beautiful cat. <3
Also, I love what your wrote in the description, I can really relate to it.
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MonsterBrand Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much :hug:
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firefall Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Absolutely stunning! I'm sorry for your loss.

I also thought at first this was a painting. The light, the composition -- breathtaking.
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8rhyme-and-reason8 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What a stunning feline. <3 I thought this was painted at first, the colors just looked too striking to be real!
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LunaticLucien Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
Totally sweet character study!
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:iconmonsterbrand:
MonsterBrand Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much, but this isn't an illustration ;)

:heart:
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JustLynnWeav Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
what a beautiful cat, I just love her white coat! :flirty: does she have a name by the way? just asking. :)
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MonsterBrand Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional Photographer
I named her when I was 7 years old, so her naem does not fit her demeanor (it is "Fluffy" - I was an unimaginative child when it came to naming animals - ie. I named my goldfish "Goldy" - haha).
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JustLynnWeav Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lol! it does match her features tho, I like her name. ;)
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TheOneWhoLovesToEat Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Student
Wow, I thought this was digitally painted at first! The colors really pop out :D
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WildeRoyale Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is one gorgeous cat. I first thought it was painted. Wow.
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Auroraz365 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful! Very Nice!
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AnglAlejandro Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
Interesting!!!
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Darknesstormentt Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
I wish my lost cat returneed, some times though I feel that he is with me somehow aspecialy when I dream of him beside me on the pillow and I can feel him puurrrr. Your cat is very beautiful and I love this photo
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Arsen10110 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
I have a cat just like this except she is black and her name is shadow ^-^
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Zkombe Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely amazing words! "silent understanding" was what hooked me. I cannot wait to see the finished book. As for the portrait painting of "The Guardian" I am about 50% way done. I have been super busy with catching up on older projects first. ^.^ Sometime in this upcoming week I give you a sneak peek.
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MonsterBrand Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much :hug: I can't wait to see it :heart:
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patrznamnie Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
Is this cat real?
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:iconmonsterbrand:
MonsterBrand Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Professional Photographer
yes, she is a real cat ;) She is a Turkish Angora. Why do you as if she's real? :heart:
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patrznamnie Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
Because she looks so beautiful..so unrealistic..
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UND3ADSjoker579 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually, I was thinking the same thing;
It looks as if the cat was drawn on the computer like many artists that can draw realistically.
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serpentlily Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
such a beautiful cat, the fur looks like snow...she looks like she would have gotten lost in the snow
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