some household creatures in black and white

I’m back into that black-and-white kind of photography mode. I’m practicing again, trying to hit the mid-tones and smooth transitions, avoiding the crazy contrast I’m prone to with digital photography. I tried to preserve the way the light plays across Ruby’s coat. I’ve got all this photography gear and cameras on my iPhone, and I seldom use any of them any more. I need to start using them. And ignoring the “influencers” who would have me trash all my gear just to acquire the latest Canon/Nikon/Fuji/Whatever…

And of course all the little ones are more than willing to have me take their photos.

I like my black-and-white photos as light as reasonably possible, with a few dark-to-black areas in the composition to add interest to the photography. That was what I was after with Luke’s photo above. His handsome head is separated from the background due to it’s being lighter than the back of the chair he was sitting in, and then right in the middle of his face his irises are small yet distinctively jet black.

Both photos were taken with a vintage Panasonic Lumix GH4 and a Lumix 30mm macro.

cute cats at rest

Luke naps everywhere. There is not spot nor position that Luke hasn’t tried over the past nearly five years of his life. In this tumbled position, with his head tucked under his arm, he looks like a Ginger teddybear.

All while the girls were up in the cat TV bed relaxing along with Luke. Danï is just beginning one of many yawns, while Zoë lies with her head draped over the edge of the bed.

Later, after the girls scamper off to explore something else, Luke climbs into the cat TV bed to do a bit of different napping. You should note the size contrast between the kittens and Luke. Both girls, if they try hard enough, almost fill the bed. Luke fills the same bed without really trying, his forelegs draped out over one edge.

I do enjoy the feline environment in this house.