Happily Ever After
Life in The Rural Retreat with a beautiful wife, three cats, garden wildlife, a camera, a computer – and increasing amounts about running
The Trouble With Kittens
by admin - 20:44 on 03 October 2012
The only downside of kitten-keeping is the sudden lack of productivity. On several occasions I've been pinned to the sofa by snoozing mini-mogs, and the opportunity for work on the Mac is limited to the times when The Kittenry is unoccupied by curious keyboard dancers.
Not that they can be trusted downstairs alone for too long. The Fearless Ones' desire for feline junk food means that their packet of Dreamies has already been moved to a higher shelf; this morning Pandora was caught in the act of breaking into strips of meaty treats. Now they've been moved too. Kittens can't be trusted.
The upside is daily snappery opportunities, although the lack of light through The Rural Retreat's bijou windows means that many produce little more than blurs. However, today's session did produce one snap worth keeping.
My study of Pandora lurking beneath the coffee table was achieved by attaching a right-angle viewfinder – its first real use – and putting the Pentax on the floor. The low shutter speed produced a soft image which I've over-sharpened a little to create a slightly arty effect. I like it anyway.
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