11-15-13 Cat’s Eyes

I’ll bet you didn’t know that a common characteristic of the four species of venemous snakes* in the US is that they all have “elliptical eye slits, aka “cat’s eyes.” The important thing, then, is that if you encounter a snake, you need to look it in the eyes to determine if it is deadly…

02-24-13 Jungle Cat

This is Mac and he is a highly evolved animal. And because he is a hunter, he also needs rest. I figure he sleeps 21 hours a day. I also figured that since he seemed pretty ensconced in this red chair, I might be able to get an HDR photo of the sleepy cat. After…

Morning Light

Mac would never pose for me, of course. So any interesting photo of him is a bit of an accident. I was actually trying to photograph the shadows of the shuttered light on the far wall of the living room when Mac jumped onto the back of the sofa and blocked the very light I…

Mac On the iPhone

I continue to be impressed with the photographic capabilities of my iPhone 4. It shoots pretty clean photos in marginal light. It also lets me do macro photography. AND I can selectively focus, which means I can do things with this camera that most point and shoot cameras can’t do. This photo of Mac isn’t…

Lucy

Getting a portrait of a of a subject that keeps moving and refuses to listen to instructions isn’t easy – especially in low light. This is Lucy, Brian and Katie’s cat. Lucy lived with us for a few months but doesn’t really act like she knows me. But, being a cat, she didn’t generally act…