As a warning, I’ve been asked to repost my favourite 2012 reflections one by one, for my dear followers whose theme doesn’t take photosets. So, sorry in advance for those who already know them by heart. By the way, the original 8 pics photoset is about to reach quite a threshold: 37000 notes.
I’m still working on a b&w photoset of reflections but I shot this one a few days ago. The stance of that woman caught my eye. She had a nice way to move, almost cat-walking on the pavement.
By the way I’m very pleased to announce you I’ll show my work on a photographic event, for the 1st time, on January 25th at the 3rd edition of the Rendez-vous de l’image, in Strasbourg. Two of my series, Reflections and Nocturnes, out of 250, have been selected by Jane Evelyn Atwood - spare my blushes ! - to enter the photo contest, along with 50 participants. I keep fingers crossed and I’ll keep you up to date.
Cats pics are generaly frowned upon by “good” photographers. Too mainstream, may be too easy, I don’t know… and personally I don’t care. Not just because I’m fond of this little furball, at home for 3 weeks now, but because I think one should shoot whatever he fancies. Regardless of the rules written and enforced by the arbiters of glamour - and photography is so full of them.
So basically it’s my cat already playing with the awesome cardboard firetruck we were trying to make up with my sister, who bought Himé (cat’s name) this gift without even knowing her, because she’s a cool sister.
Technically, shooting a pumped-up cat with a rangefinder in low light is a good focus practice. The room was so dark I could barely go for the eyes as focusing point. And Himé was overexcited, she was moving an awful lot to say the least. I was rather pleased to nail this one.
Dog in a wheel chair, Strasbourg, October 2012. For those who find the DNG of the M Monochrom a bit flat. They are flat because they are meant to be edited. If you want out of the camera contrasty pics shoot jpegs with the high contrast settings.