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My Ginger Luke at top followed by my Yellow Lab Ruby. Both were taken with the Pen F and the M.Zuiko 17mm f/1.8 wide open. Mixed lighting (cloudy daylight due to rain at front, LED incandescent color temperature and LED bluer daylight) all around. The only post processing I did was to run the RAW file through Lightroom 6 and add my watermark in the lower left corner.

One nice feature of the Pen F is its fully articulating rear LCD. That allowed me to get down to their level, especially of Luke, where I bent down and then looked up slightly. The E-M5 also as a tilting LCD, but for these photos I was able to more finely tune my position more quickly. The nearly silent shutter didn’t bother them either. In the past Ruby would whip her head around on hearing the shutter, and Luke would jump down. Now I’m able to take my time composing with these kinds of subjects and get a number of exposures to make the final selection.

ruby and annie

It’s been a while since I lead off with any of the household animals, especially the Labs. I can still call out plural Labs because Annie is a Labradoodle mix. Pride of place in this photo belongs to Ruby, who has perfected the side-long look like no other Lab that’s ever lived with us. She loves to hop up on the sofa next to me, sidle over close, and then give me that “come hither” look, which for a Lab means “walk hither.” Annie, back in the shadows, is watching, picking up tips. Her schtick are her flying leaps, which I’m assuming come from the Poodle side of the Doodle mix.

cat condo

The Mackerel Tabbies seem to be getting along pretty well these days, at least in the big cat tree. I’ve not checked in about a month, but back in April, at six months, the Gingersnaps were weighed at nine pounds each. Lulu, resting at the bottom, is a little over fourteen. Everybody realizes Lulu is our special needs cat, and they give her reasonable wide berth. But when it comes time to nap, everybody gets along in the cat tree. As long as nobody but Lulu goes in the cat condo.


I’m photographing more, but posting less. The breaks are good as long as the don’t become indefinite. Top photo was taken with the Olympus E-M10 and the 14-42 EZ pancake zoom, bottom with the E-M10 and 45mm Zuiko. I also took the luxury of post processing with Lightroom 6.