valentines caturday

Sleeping Danï

Nicholas Sunbathing

The little ones are still growing. And they’re still super active. The only way to photograph them is when they’re either sleeping at night or napping during the day.

Danï likes to cuddle next to me during the early evening before I go to sleep and start her complex sleep cycle, which consists of waking up and moving to other sleeping spots during the night. She and her sister are coming up on their third birthday on St. Patrick’s Day. Danï is the closest I’ve ever seen of a feline leprechaun.

Nicholas likes to lie in the sun, soaking up the warmth, during the day. I guess he thinks he’s working on his Zonker Harris tan. When he’s not tanning he’s busy wrestling with the girls, which includes momma Joan. Or standing up on his hind legs so he can peep out of windows. He’s a character, but then they all are.

Photos were taken with my aging iPhone 11 Pro Max. They were post processed to correct the garish colors that Apple’s iOS 16 software wants to overlay on photographs.

clock tower — my photo notebook

Clock Tower

Taken at a local (to me) shopping mall named The Marketplace. There’s a roundabout with this tower right on the island.

This was taken with my iPhone 11. What I find interesting is how the sky nearest the left edge of the tower grows lighter and follows the edge. I don’t know if its an artifact of the iPhone’s camera and camera software, or that’s just the way the clouds and lighting were arranged behind the tower. I did increase the exposure by one stop in order to pick up plenty of light and detail on the side of the tower facing the viewer. Since this was taken early evening, with plenty of light, the camera had plenty of exposure range between the shadows and highlights without blowing anything out.