Lucy Goosey

For those of you who see this on Facebook, you might already know that I’ve been giving my neighbor’s cats snacks. They come meow at our door every day now that they know they’re gonna get food, and I’m okay with that cause they’re skinny and skinny cats make me sad.

Anyway, one of the cats, Lucy (short for Lucifer) is super friendly and loves being petted and often sits in our grass after eating. He kind of looks like he’s protecting the house when he does this.

I’ve photographed him before while he’s been sitting in our grass, but comparatively, my skills at both photography and photo-editing have gotten better in the 5 and a half years since. For comparison’s sake, I’m going to upload the picture from a few years ago too.

The first 2 are from this September.

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The picture below is from May 2011. My personal critiques are that my photography was a lot more closed in on subjects. I was pretty obsessed with getting that macro effect, which didn’t allow much space to the subject at hand in the frame. I’m still working on this part because I feel like I close in too much still, but I’m improving.

I also overused really saturated actions and curves in Photoshop. I’m pretty proud of my current more natural, vibrant, color boosting system I use.

I was also using a Nikon d3000 with the kit lens on the below picture, whereas in the new photos, I’m using a d7100 with a 50mm portrait lens. So that also factors in – BUT, I did take some great photos toward the end of my ownership with the d3100. But this particular photo is from the first year I owned it and was learning my way around a DSLR.

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TBT: Lavender

Heyyy lovely people. I’m going to take a quick little break from Comic Con coverage and enjoy the lovely opportunity that is Throwback Thursday.

Today’s photo comes to you from 2012. This was one of my betta fish, Lavender. He didn’t live long, sadly. Not quite sure why.

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Apollo

My friends Krista and Glenn recently adopted a big, beautiful dog named Apollo, and him and I had a little photoshoot the other day. This was one of the very few photos where he didn’t move much so I managed to get a relatively clear shot.

He’s a very active, excited big boy that loves to be loved and given attention, and I absorbed every ounce of touchable pet love I could get while I was there.

Sometimes it physically hurts me that I can’t have my own touchable pet.

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