A miracle of modern technology

by Helen Hooker January. 06, 2018 1045 views

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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

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 3 years, 5 months ago

#2 - eyes, tongue and this incredible few white hairs. Great picture - with closed eyes, mouth and without some white hairs she would vanish like a ghost.

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Abigail Gossage 3 years, 5 months ago

As a black cat’s human, I am always a sucker for good black cat photos😀. Demon says hello to Lucy.

3 years, 5 months ago Edited
Sylvia Warren 3 years, 5 months ago

Sounds like my day... when all else fails, photograph the cat!

3 years, 5 months ago Edited
Daanish Farhan 3 years, 5 months ago

Focusing black objects is hard 😅
You nailed it Helen!

3 years, 5 months ago Edited
Kay Hooker 3 years, 5 months ago

Love them all, but Lucy with her tongue sticking out is priceless.

3 years, 5 months ago Edited
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