The background (reflection in the window) was competing too much with the subject itself (the cat) . So I changed the the background using the values 8, 7 and 6. (No picture of that step either.) Then the foreground: the bed (or what looks like a chair) and the cat were too much the same and too dark. So to separate the two I decreased the bed value to the lowest (value 1 and) and used values 3, 4 and 5 for the cat shadow and values 5, 8, 9 on his light side.
Anyway that may be too much information... I could have played with this one a lot longer, but I'm happy with it.
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