Monday, August 28, 2006

The Little Kitty

"Where there is perhaps a province in which the photograph can tell us nothing more than what we see with our own eyes, there is another in which it provides to us how little our eyes permit us to see."

-Dorothea Lange

Whenever I leave the house, I always take my camera with me. Even if I am off to run a little errand, because you never know what great photographic opportunity might come your way. A couple weeks ago, I was going through a black and white phase with my photography. I am not sure why, but sometimes the world seems a lot more colorful when view in black and white. Anyway, I was coming out of one of my Yoga session, when I glanced over at this little meter box, which was standing open, and right there, just inside was this beautiful, yet mysterious black cat.

The color of his eyes were so green, in fact, they almost glowed. He just sat there, very calm and content, if not maybe a little amused, at the site of my photographing him. I must have taken 40-50 shots of him, from every angle I could, and some in color, but when I got home, and looked at the photos on the computer, I saw that this guy was meant to be photographed in black and white. :) I want to try to get back over to the Conservatory of Flowers sometime next week, to photograph the newest butterflies at the butterfly exhibit. I think I will try taking at least some of them in b/w mode. I think I like the challenge, or actually seeing it in a different light...and with different eyes. Isn't photography awesome? :)

-OndineMonet
"Little Kitty"
Berkeley, California
12:00 PM
August 16, 2006

4 comments:

DesLily said...

quite often i like b&w photo's too.. often I change color photos to b&w in psp just to see which way I like them better... great cat pic!

Steven said...

Confident looking cat, very much master of it's environment. I go thorough b&w phases, not lately though. I should have a go at some :-)

Karen Funk Blocher said...

Superb photo. Is Elvis jealous?

Pamela said...

Gorgeous Cat! Love that expression he's got.
Pamela