Seth Casteel is a “lifestyle pet photographer” and I have to say, a great one. Check his other Little Friends galleries out, they’re fantastic.
[via Cute Overload]
Gad, and I thought we were slaves to our late cat. We’re amateurs.
Warren, Connecticut. It’s raining so time for a little kitchen table macro fun. This is the syringe of methimazole that we give our 19.5 year old cat for hyperthyroidism two times a day. We’ve been doing this for many years now and her thyroid condition is under control. These "dosings" are not her favorite time of day and she attempts to hide if she thinks I’ve got the syringe in hand.
This image is about 2 inches edge to edge.
This image is about 1 inch edge to edge.
Warren, Connecticut. Our wonderful old black cat who is now all gray had her nineteenth birthday today. She’s quite arthritic and has a tough time getting around these days and her thyroid needs medication twice a day but she does have her moments and we do our best to keep her happy. The Kitty was born a month before I met Anne and has been with us through three houses and many happy times. She’s what Anne calls a "professional cat" which I’m told is one who eats her kills. These days the kills are in her dreams.
Our friend Gary is visiting and took this picture. The Kitty is getting very old and fragile and is shedding like mad for some reason but she’s still kicking at 18 and a half.
Warren, Connecticut. I got these small stuffed cats at my favorite Japanese handmade paper store in LA a while back. They’re too small to be pincushions so they’re simply dust collectors (or stuffed hello kitties). They’ve just earned their keep by posing for this shot.
Happy Holidays to all of our friends both offline and online (analog and digital). Anne and I hope you’re warm, dry, safe, and happy wherever you are.
Oh, we so know this cat. Fantastic.
Warren, Connecticut. Our wonderful old cat had her eighteenth birthday today. She’s quite arthritic and has a tough time getting around these days but she does have her moments and we do our best to keep her happy. The Kitty was born a month before I met Anne and has been with us through three houses and many happy times. She’s what Anne calls a "professional cat" which I’m told is one who eats her kills. These days the kills are in her dreams.
Dang, what a soft heart, this made me tear up.
[via David Darling]
Warren, Connecticut. I know, this is not a great image but I like it anyway. I was trying out Gary’s Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L USM lens and even though the light in the room made this a tough exposure (for me), it demonstrates what’s so interesting about shooting with a fast wide angle lens (subject isolation with a lot of background context). And, it was one of the few times the cat came out of the basement and posed for a few seconds.
My friend Linda Potter sent me a news clipping about this cat, which, looks a heck of a lot like our 17 year old cat Kitty. They must share a longevity gene…
Warren, Connecticut. Our seventeen year old cat, Kitty spends most of her time hiding these days but every now and then she comes out for a pet and the possibility of a photo op. She was a black cat at one time but has now turned very gray, just like her "parents" and one of the nurses at our Veterinary hospital calls her "salt and peppa."
Check out the bokeh this lens can make. Dang, it’s so good it hurts!
Every now and then Jim Lehrer (The NewsHour) interviews John F. Burns, the New York Times’ Baghdad bureau chief and I look forward to those interviews because Burns is fascinating both to hear and to see. I was surprised and delighted to read this more casual piece of his on cats in Baghdad: What Cats Know About War.
[via Gary Sharp]