[ A white person wearing hiking gear and a bright orange hat stands atop a boulder, arms outspread, grinning. ]
So what with one thing & another me & Morgyn decided to go for a hike Christmas afternoon. True, this isn’t one of my traditional Christmas activities, but sometimes you just gotta. Continue reading cats: extremely obtreporous tomcat edition
[A copper wire pendant lays on top of a heavily weathered wooden fence post. The post is lightly dusted with snow. ]
Taking jewelry pics in the middle of an actual snowstorm is, at the very least, pretty festive. Nice photo backdrops! Chilly feet! Beautiful scenery! Jewelry covered in snow! Continue reading small beauties: finally some snow
[ A pair of bunny footprints, right next to each other in the snow. ]
Product photography inevitably winds up including ‘random cool thing I saw while I was outside with a camera’ photography, because of course it does. Bunny prints!
But then I got down to business. One of the things I gotta think about with product photography is finding a good spot from which I can take pictures like this: Continue reading process: product photography
[ Looking up through the branches of a tall ponderosa pine; the sun glints through the needles, lighting the branches and trunk from above. ]
I got so many good pictures that last Woods Day, & it’s a good thing, because I’ve barely had a chance to get out into the woods since. Y’all have been keeping me busy!
I’m hoping to get out again over the Christmas break, though, so there’ll be plenty more good pictures to come. In the meantime … Continue reading small beauties: colors & lights
[ A broad pile of boulders, probably thirty feet high, looms over a stretch of ground dotted with confiers. ]
Turns out there were TWO big piles of rocks within sight of my Woods Day spot. A conundrum: which to climb?
Have you met me? BOTH.
This was the second one. Continue reading Woods Day: more big rocks edition
[ Loiosh, an orange tabby wearing a green harness, stands in the shade of a couple of really big boulders stacked atop each other. He’s looking off to the right, ears and whiskers perked forward curiously. ]
Loiosh really enjoyed having this big pile of rocks to scramble around on. And under, and around, and over, and up. It’s like a jungle gym, only for cats. (Also grown-ass two-leggers like me, although there’s a lot more of it that I can’t get to. but more about that later. ) Continue reading cats: asploring edition
[ Major Tom, a big grey tabby, is walking away from the camera, into a small space between big boulders. His tail sways from side to side. ]
Tom’s not at all worried about squeezing himself into a small space. To be fair, he’s smaller than I am, so there’s a lot less squeezing. Continue reading cats: small spaces edition
[ A very close view of green-grey lichens on a hunk of pinky granite. ]
… okay lichens aren’t plants AS SUCH but close enough Continue reading small beauties: planty bits
[ Loiosh, an orange tabby wearing a green harness, stands on a good-sized boulder, looking over his shoulder at another rock a couple feet away. More rocks occupy the rest of the image, towering far over his head. A stand of conifers is visible through a gap between two of the boulders. ]
Loiosh does love scrambling around on rocks, just like his Momma. He’s better at the jumping part, though. Continue reading cats: little boy on a big rock edition
[ Loiosh, an orange tabby wearing a green harness, has his head turned to the side, muzzle pressed right up against the spot where his harness is mussing his fur. ]
Loiosh has a licky spot. He doesn’t like to admit it, & he REFUSES to stick his tongue out if he can help it, but … Continue reading cats: licky spot