This is one of those photos that you take for fun - a must on your pet's birthdays. In fact, everyone I showed it to before actually publishing it made me notice that I "must have accidentally cut off my kitty's eyes" from the picture. Now, for photography's sake and my own, I'm well past that phase when you cut off people's heads and other body parts by mistake, so this was intentional, as I wanted to draw the attention on Oliver's super cute nose for once.
As for the post production, I opted for desaturated tones and a starker contrast to enhance the cat's fur pattern.
A little trivia: the thing he is resting his paws on is our kitchen table's tablecloth, with coffee bean decorations, very similar in colour palette to Oliver's hair and what inspired this unsual composition in the first place.
Thank you for reading,