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Category Archives: Lily
The other day when I taking some of the Lego portraits Miss Lily decided that even though she’s probably been photographed more than any other cat ever, she should be the centre of attention not some Lego man. She jumped up on the table and plonked herself down in front of me demanding to be photographed at one point she even started trying to lick the macro lens.
I have been so busy the last couple of weeks I have barely had time to think let alone pick up my camera and practice any photography. This past weekend though everything calmed down and I was able to practice a technique I have been reading about, Contre-Jour.
Contre-Jour Photography is when you point your camera directly to the light source, and it usually results in your subject turning into a silhouette. The term Contre-Jour is a french term and it means against the daylight, which I think is so pretty. I have always loved these shots when I’ve taken them accidentally and I really enjoyed trying to produce them deliberately.
It’s been really hot here lately and so whenever it cools off and I can have fresh air instead of air conditioning I fling open all the windows and doors. Lily is an inside cat and she always has been, however in her mind she is a brave adventurous cat who should be allowed outside when ever wants, never mind that for the first three years when she went outside on her lead she would come back inside to go to the bathroom, in her mind she should be outside. So while you guys get the pictures I get the desperate meows and impassioned yowling to be let out.
Enjoy The Pictures !
All Photographs were taken on my Nikon D300s with my 35mm Lens, the only post processing that I did was to convert to black and white and crop a tad.
A quick Photo of Lily I took the other day, I walked up to the screen door and there she was waiting for me.
I converted it to black and white in lightroom afterwards because i was experimenting and I really like the way it looks.
NSW is currently having a heatwave so I’m off to sit under my air conditioner all day.
The year is drawing to close and to me it always feels as though everything has a natural end around this time of the year. You start to reflect and look back at what has happened in the previous year and begin to look ahead to next dreaming and making plans for the future.
But first is Christmas and holidays and time with family, I’m looking forward to Christmas and that’s it so far I’m deliberately not looking to far ahead I sometimes plan so far ahead I forget to actually live now. My current plan is to live in the now and celebrate the small things.
A Gorgeous Kitty who is always interesting
I’m sorry I’ve been away for a while, my house got broken into and I’ve been dealing with all the stuff associated with that. None of my camera equipment was taken thankfully and I had my camera in my bag when the house was broken into but my new MacBook Pro was gone along with Lightroom 4. Its taken a while for me to get back into the swing of things and to stop hiding my camera in my pillows everytime I leave the house. The worst thing was coming home and finding Lily my beautiful Indoor only terrified of Moths cat was gone. I think Mum and I spent half the night outside looking for her. Thankfully she wandered home by herself at four in the morning. As a definite night person it was the best Four in the morning wake up experience I have ever had.
I thought I would put up a photo I took recently of Lily my beautiful (safely locked up tight in the house where she should be) Cat, she was rolling around on the lounge tummy in the air he head hanging off doing all the normal Cat stuff, bouncing from one end to the other chasing her tail and what not, not a care in the world. Then she suddenly sat down and looked at me all serious. I’m SO happy I managed to snap a shot of before she she moved.
Thanks for letting me ‘talk’ all that through guys.
Have a great Tuesday !
I have spent most of this week inside hibernating with the flu, reading books and watching movies and generally not doing much at all. But I did have sometime to spend on my computer playing with Lightroom 4.
I have never really done much post processing with my photos mostly because I’m not really 100% sure what I’m doing so I tend to shy away from it. I know enough to get rid of a red eye or transfer to Black & White but that’s about it.
So I was amazed at what I could do in 20 mins just playing. I didn’t read a manual or use the help section I literally just pushed some buttons and clicked the mouse.
I love this photo, Lily is sitting in front of an open window and before I moved the curtain to take her photo she had been prancing along the window sill trying desperately to catch all the Autumn leaves tumbling along outside. As soon as I moved the curtain she stopped and looked at me with that what I wasn’t doing anything look.
As I said before I have spent most of the week doing basically nothing trying to get over the flu, you would think that I would have spent a great deal of time on the couch. You’d be wrong, the three seater that can comfortably fit me lying down (sometimes it’s good to be on the short side) is apparently only just big enough to fit one small cat and nothing else. I managed to grab this photo and her highness stretched and yawned and rolled over.
Both photos were taken with my Nikon D300s and my 50mm Lens at ISO 200 F2.8 1/60s, a bit of flash and some playing afterwards in Lightroom 4. I have to say I am very happy with it can’t wait to play with it some more.
Have a great Weekend !