Daily Photo: Three on Blue

photo of three black cats on blue blanket
Three in a cuddle

The boys were cuddling behind the studio door this morning and looked extra sweet with their faces all together, but I didn’t have too much hope for the photo. At the moment the light coming in was bright snowy overcast, and with the contrast of a pile of black fur in the dark behind the door, even with my best manual settings, extra lights and a big piece of white matboard as a reflector, the shutter speed was still about 1/4 second and the slightest movement of theirs or mine would be a blur and I’d be lucky if I got any detail in them. Using the flash wouldn’t help because of the built-in flash meters for mid-ranges. Often my camera looks at the piles of cats and won’t even focus.

But they settled, the sun actually shone, the shutter speed could be 1/10 second and I like the effect—the washed out area of the door and the floor, the bright blue of the blanket, and each of the three have their distinctive features—Mr. Sunshine’s amber eyes, Jelly Bean’s white ear brushes and Giuseppe’s big ears—and those blue and brown highlights I love.

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