“And how do you know that you’re mad?”
“To begin with,” said the Cat, “a dog’s not mad. You grant that?”
“I suppose so,” said Alice.
“Well then,” the Cat went on, “you see a dog growls when it’s angry, and wags its tail when it’s pleased. Now I growl when I’m pleased, and wag my tail when I’m angry. Therefore I’m mad.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass
“Cleo”, Nikon D700, ISO 200, f/4 at 200mm, 1/100th sec
“A cat’s New Year dream is mostly a bird! Don’t be like a cat; in the New Year, dream something that you have never dreamed! Target for new things!”
― Mehmet Murat ildan
I’d like to wish all my readers a happy new year and much success in 2016!
Being the cat fanatic I am, I thought it only appropriate to start the year off with a cat-featuring blog post. Cali and Waffles are rescues that are grateful for better lives off the street and in forever homes in 2016.
“Cali”, Nikon D700, ISO 200, f/3.5 at 200mm, 1/100sec
“Waffles”, Nikon D700, ISO 200, f/2.8 at 200mm, 1/100sec
The cat is the animal to whom the Creator gave the biggest eye, the softest fur, the most supremely delicate nostrils, a mobile ear, an unrivaled paw and a curved claw borrowed from the rose-tree.
This little cutie is Cali; we rescued each other back in May. Cali spent the last several years living on the roof of an abandoned Mexican restaurant on the side of a busy highway. She has abrasions on her corneas of unknown origin, but it doesn’t seem to have impacted her vision too badly. She’s a munchkin calico; she has a normal sized body with short little legs. She hasn’t quite gotten used to the thing that clicks and makes a bright flash of light, but she’s learning…
“Cali”, Nikon D800, ISO 900, f/5.6 at 1/250 sec., 300 mm
Photographing people, places, pets and ponderings
throughout Central Florida.
“The problem with cats is that they get the exact same look on their face whether they see a moth or an axe-murderer.”
“Catalepsy”, Nikon D800, ISO 200, f/5.6 at 1/200 sec., 300mm
I am looking for a few couples in the Kissimmee/Orlando area that would be interested in working with me on some concept couples photo shots. Please contact me if interested. Compensation will be your final-edit digital image files and full reproduction rights.
We COULD be rare specimens of an exotic breed of dancing African elephants, but we’re not. At least, I’M not.”
― Neil Gaiman, Coraline
Some of you may have already seen this photo on my Facebook page, but as it’s Saturday — or “Caturday”, according to your preference — I thought I’d share it here, too. I had a few minutes to get to know Charley while shooting an in-home client portrait last week, and she kindly agreed to let me take her photo.
“Charley”, Nikon D800, ISO 200, f/5.6 at 1/160 sec., 300mm Click the image to view at a larger size.