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There are times when my inspiration to go outdoors to take photos evaporates and the only alternative is to photograph the cat. Of course, being black, Lucy always chooses the darkest corners in which to sit, creating some technical challenges. Over the years I've become quite adept at handling these and the modern technology in today's cameras certainly helps! This afternoon Lucy decided to sit in the middle of our living room to have a quick wash and brush up, presenting a handy photo opportunity.
My little mirrorless camera came in really handy with its articulated screen - great for capturing low angle shots without lying on the floor. My favourite lens, a little Leica-Panasonic f1.4 gem, and the ability to shoot at high ISO allowed me to collect enough light and in a few minutes I had a collection of cute feline portraits. Thank goodness for modern technology - I suspect even Henri Cartier-Bresson might have struggled to photograph a black cat in a dark spot with his Leica film camera!
6 January 2018