Hello to my visitors, hope you are all keeping well where-ever you are in our crazy world. This week I would like to meet a home invader. Been caught in my living room, sitting on my sofa, in my kitchen. But is always welcome to come in and get petted. So the other morning I was going out to the coast to do some photography, it was sitting on the doorstep and the sun was reflecting off the white van. So I grabbed the camera and took three or four photos. I turned one into this weeks B & W image. It was only when I looked at the finished photo I thought this is a grumpy looking cat. But it a very friendly and adores getting attention. Did you notice it sits with a front paw up like you would see some dogs do. It always sits like this, at first I thought it might have a sore paw ( hence the grumpy look) but seems to walk and run ok.
So this my house invader, always welcome to come in.
I used a Nikon D7200 fitted with a Tamron 70 – 200 mm SP lens.
Photo data: f/4, 1/60 sec shutter speed. ISO 100 and lens focal length 78 mm.
Thank you for visiting and be kind to all living things.
I have been looking back through some image files stored on a back up hard drive. So this weeks image was taken in London a few years back. His name is Ralph a Miniature Schnauzer and belongs to my daughter. A little dog with great character who loves attention and to play but would never make a guard dog. He would be putting you out in front to defend him.
I took this photograph of Max about 4 years ago when I lived in County Monaghan here in Ireland. We would go on early morning walks around some of the local lough’s. He was in need of a trim has his wet muddy hair shows this up here. Just look at his face, eager to get back moving through the fields.
Hope he is still enjoying his walks, been a few years since I last seen him.
Take care and stay safe.
Photo data: Nikon D7200 with a Sigma 17 – 70 mm lens.
Where I live cats seem to be popular pets, given the number that visit my home. Sitting outside having a coffee when this little cat came and sat at the wheel of my van. I got the camera half expecting it to be gone, but there it sat. I sat down on the lowest step at the door to take this photo. I tried to get it to come closer but no, it sat there just staring at me. Back to my coffee with those bright yellow eyes watching every move, a few minutes later it turned and disappeared under the van.
Photograph Data: Processed in Lightroom and finished with Nik Silver Efex Pro 2
Camera: Nikon D750
Lens: Sigma C 150 – 600 mm telephoto lens: Shot at 150 mm
We’re off to the roof tops this week. I noticed over the last few weeks a cat walking along the ridge line on the houses behind where I live. I got this shot when the cat decided to sit in the sun. I had only a small window through the trees to capture it. Just after I grab the shot it moved off.
Thank you for visiting and feedback is always welcome.
So the last day off 2015 is here and a new album starts tomorrow for 2016. That’s the first two months of the 365 challenge over and I am looking forward to the next ten. There will be a few hard months ahead before the weather brightens up and the days lengthen, opening up new opportunities and new subjects. So here’s today’s photograph, a style I don’t normally do but it’s the last day off the year.