Category Archives: Cats

Cat Dreams

13-04-19

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While I was editing the following images Fleur was sleeping on my lap, she was dreaming, her ears were twitching and her paws were moving. I wonder what she dreams about, I’m guessing it’s chasing other cats from her territory as we have had quite a few new cats passing through. When she wakes she looks around and seems amazed she’s on my lap and not pursuing the interlopers.

First Signs Of Spring
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Spring has been slow this year, the weather has been changeable so I’ve not been out Photowalking for awhile, just nipping out into the garden trying out my new secondhand macro lens. I’m finding it hard to get it to focus exactly where I want it to, but I’m getting there.

Weeds
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Shy Bells
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Sure Sign Of Spring
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Hermit Impersonation,

06-02-19

and Weird Scenes Inside the Gold Mine House.

I’ve been doing a very passable hermit impersonation over the last couple of weeks, the weather has been pretty bad for photography. The forecast for today was quite good so last night I got a couple of film cameras loaded up and set the alarm for 7 am. The best laid plans ! at 3 am there were loud cat fight noises emanating from downstairs, I got up just in time to see Fleur seeing off a cat through the cat door, so many semi feral cats around here, back to bed and eventually sleep. At 5 am someone was knocking on the front door, thinking it was a neighbour in trouble I got up again and opened the door, there was a young man that resembled (without my glasses on) a triangle (base upper most) with a football on top, “can I use your toilet” Me calmly, “no it’s the middle of the night and I’m half asleep” door shut. Very weird, possibly checking to see if anyone was at home. I managed to get up at 7.30am and set off to Dams Spinney the place I visited a couple of weeks ago with some friends.

Last PhotoBuddies Meetup
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Me admiring my photobuddies light painting images, they are really good.

I Wonder If They Will Leave Any
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Midnight Visitor (He had just eaten a dish full)

Fleur
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Been listening to lots of music over the last couple of weeks, my tastes seem to be getting more eclectic, Frank Zappa, Electronic, Madonna, Robben Ford, and Robbie Robertson to name a few.

Chillin
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Love that paw.

The walk in Dams Spinney was lovely, there were early signs of spring arriving and I managed to shoot a roll of film and finish off a roll of homemade Redscale. On the way back this field was full of ponies, what a pleasant surprise.

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There were more coming over the hill and a young foal was thoroughly enjoying itself galloping around the others.

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What a great end to the walk, according to my phone app it was 5 miles, I needed it, I could feel myself slowly seizing up.

Breakfast Please

06-01-19

The weather has been pretty awful in my part of the UK, dull and grey haven’t had much opportunity to get out with my camera’s so I thought I’d post a cat update.

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My “Midnight Vistor” pops in everyday day now. Feeling a bit tired one morning last week I thought I’d have a lie in, the little monkey came upstairs and started meowing outside the bedroom door ! 

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Cats and box’s, they can’t resist.

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It’s nice and cosy wrapped in the throw.

Infinity, Zits, and Purring #2

09-12-18

Zits, hickey’s (UK English definition !) spots, my negatives had lots of them even though I used demineralised water for mixing the stock developer solution. I think I now know what’s giving my negatives a bad case of acne. Kodak D76 developer is a sachet of powder that needs mixing with water at 50 – 55 deg C, simply the developer isn’t fully dissolving, so I will be using Ilford ID11 from now on, this is virtually the same as D76 but the developer powder comes in two separate sachets (mixed separately) and from a dim and distant memory is easier to mix, and why I used to use it.                                                                                           
The  only upside to all these Zits and spots is that I need to spend a long long time in Lightroom cloning them out, this becomes an invitation for my cats to take it in turns sitting on my lap and Purring.

In The Queue 
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Helios Swirls
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Limb
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Textures
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Symbiotic
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Dangling
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Hanging On
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St Denys
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Lazy Day For The Cats

20-08-18

Lazy day for my two cats, but not for me. Discovered the cold water connection to the kitchen sink was leaking. Who’d be a plumber, it was really awkward to get to the connection, but a strip of Ptfe tape and brute force sorted it, hopefully. Meanwhile the cats were lazing on the lawn, so I picked up my old Olympus C8080WZ and took a few photo’s of them.

Fleur
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Mimi
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Dandelion
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With all the hot dry weather this summer the lawn is looking really sad, but this lonesome Dandelion added a bit of colour. Considering how old the camera is (2004) it didn’t do such a bad job, with a bit of tweaking in Lightroom and the OnOne plugin. It’s just really slow to write the RAW files to the memory card, but it’s quite good for macro shots.

Too Hot For A Fur Coat

23-07-18

30 deg C today, the cats are not enjoying it, not really the weather for a fur coat.

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Mimi eating some grass, she’s moulting like mad, and I’m having to brush her everyday, she’s not too sure if she likes being brushed.

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Fleur, Mimi’s mum trying to keep cool, her coat is finer and not so thick as her daughters.

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Now the Bee’s on my Lavender don’t seem to mind having a fur coat.

Midnight Visitor
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He comes in almost everyday now for breakfast and late night supper. Such a lovely gentle cat, and he chatters away while he’s waiting for his meal.