Daily Photo Reprise: Subtle, 2011

black cat in dark room

A black cat in a room darkened to block the hot summer sun; Mimi still catches enough light to definition of her petite features. I love it when the sun shines through their ears turning them pink or coral or even red. Here we celebrate the subtleties of the black cat.

I ran this last year in color, loving the mahogany tones in Mimi’s fur and especially the rich red in her ear. But I also debated with the abstract quality of it and had also prepared it in black and white. This year I’m enjoying the black and white version just as much because of that abstraction; Mimi becomes an arid moonlit landscape of desert and mountains, her fur a slope of brush, her ears crests in the distance outlined with pine trees…can you see it?

black and white photo of cat silhouette
Subtle, in black and white.

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