Tag Archives: Cats

Ohhh Err

13-10-2017

Had a very quick walk to town this morning to get a film developed, a copy of my birth certificate (significant birthday next week) and some treats for me and the cats. The weather as usual was a bit dull and blowy, but I managed to get a few images.

Cover Up
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I couldn’t resist !

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Cat Update:-

I popped round to my neighbours when I got back to drop off a box of cat food and see how the cat family were getting on.

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Full stomachs

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Autumn and the Sigma

11-10-2017

It’s dull, grey, and blowing a gale in my part of the UK today. Was thinking about going out and taking some autumnal images, oh well. Plus side is that Mimi one of my lovely cats is curled up on my lap purring, keeping my blood pressure steady, and my legs warm, symbiotic. It’s also given me some time to have a good look at the Sigma X3F software for processing images from the Sigma DP1 camera. I’ve always just imported them into Lightroom and processed from there but never been totally happy with the results. Here are a few images put through the Sigma software, I still have a lot to learn, but the results are encouraging.

These were taken on October 3rd on a quick walk to the town.

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Mimi
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Taken on a Canon “Sureshot Classic 120” film camera

Mimi and the last Rose

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It’s not often Mimi is still when she’s out in the garden but something had caught her eye and she was mesmerised for a while.

Last Rose
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The last Rose in bloom in my garden, it flowered late because of the poor summer we have had here in the UK. Here’s hoping for better weather next year.

These images were taken with my Chinon CPX film camera with a Chinon 28mm lens, I really like the way film can capture colour and texture.

Cats, Cats & More Cats (update) #3

26-09-17

After a quick walk to town this morning for a food a top up, and some film photography I popped round to my neighbours with a box of kitten food to see how the cat family are going on.

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They have been a bit wary of me but this time I put some food down for them and they soon came around. 

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They can certainly eat. Mum is lower left.

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They have all put on weight and look in great condition. The mother cat is really good with her kittens, very gentle and reassuring.

Cats, Cats & More Cats (update) #2

06-09-17

I dropped by at my neighbours today with a box of kitten food, and to check how the family are getting on.

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They all seem to be putting on weight and are looking healthy, they were a bit wary of me and the tabby kitten was hiding under a shrub in the garden. Mother cat is attentive and gently makes reassuring physical contact with her youngsters.

Kitten Visit

18-08-17

Something caught my eye, looked up and saw this little cutie peering in through the french door.

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Look at those fluffy ears. I’m going to pop round to my neighbour tomorrow to see how the cats are doing and drop in some kitten food for them.

Nikon f801s & Sigma 28-80mm

I’ve used the Nikon a few times this year, love the large viewfinder, and the camera has a good feel to it. The Sigma lens has a macro function and from the one roll of film (8 or so years ago) was surprisingly good. So I thought it was about time the lens had another outing.

Fungi In My Garden
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This is straight out of the scanner, no adjustments.

Mimi
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Just as I pressed the shutter she moved, she’s a lively cat, but I like the expression on her face, leave me alone !

Fruits Of Summer
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Spotted these on a walk to town.