Cats in perspective, a critique of photos

Over the last few days, those three cats of mine have presented themselves for some interesting perspective shots. First is Sally, our old lady who likes to spend the day sleeping. About dinner time or whenever she thinks there may be a chance at treats, she will come and sit on an internal window ledge in the kitchen. Now this is an interesting architectural feature in our house, simply a hole in an internal wall. But it allows light to stream into the hall and leads to some interesting views of the living room. For this photo, I tried many different angles and was unable to get any where the lines don’t all go akimbo. At best, I could make one line look correct. Perhaps I’ll have to play with some image processing software and see if I can get a really wild photo out this.

The second photo is Sophia. Another older lady, she wants to spend her days in the garage. Either in the rafters or in an older cat post. I’ve learned not to throw out old cat furniture. Instead put it outside and it gains a second life. Cats love cat furniture in safe sunny outside spots. Some of our best photos have come from this repurposed cat furniture. And again, you can see that perspective turns circles into ovals and leads to some interesting lines drawing the eye all over the photo.

The final photo shows our young man Charlie. The angles all come from him. He’s sleepy, content, and beautifully light. But at the same time his position is triangular with the lines formed by his legs. Charlie has periods of business all day and all night long. As an indoor cat (he’s a carrier for feline respiratory diseases) he cannot be allowed to wander outside. He wants to but at the same time is scared about being outside. And he certainly considers our house his territory. There is no place he can’t go. Several times every night, he checks out his outside room–the cat shanty on the porch. And a couple nights ago, we found him sitting on the top of an open door. Not sure how he got there, probably with a single leap. Anyway, enjoy the photo.



Author: Heres to ART not Cockroaches

Welcome to my life. My life as a mom is changing as the kids grow up, leave home, and build their own lives. This gives me a chance to rebuild myself as an artist, develop a spiritual path, and most fun of all, start going out on dates with my husband. Come here the stories about the small things in life that can make one very happy. Dogs running on a beach, great breakfast dates, kids and their adventures, and my own adventures in this wacky life. I'll share some of my progress in learning art while juggling a full time job as an engineer. And best of all, it's a chance for me to practice writing stories while keeping in touch with my kids. I look forward to hearing from you. Comments, thoughts, and invitations to meet for coffee are all welcomed. Enjoy the stories.

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