I Found a Newborn Kitten|Day 2

This is a follow-up on the previous post

So unfortunately, it turns out I was right being worried that the kitten might fall off the pot and get stuck again.

I came home this morning to check on the kitten and I found it in the corner stuck between two walls and the pot. I don’t know how long the poor thing has been there because I did not sleep in that house last night. I really hope it hasn’t been long since it fell.

I picked it up, put it in a cardboard box and set it in the rooftop. I went down to get some food for the mother and the camera but when I came back I was surprised to see a second kitten. And I was relieved; Yesterday I only found one and I wondered about the rest of the litter. Stripes is a young cat so those two kittens are probably the whole litter if it’s her first time giving birth.

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I’m happy Stripes lets me get close to her now (not to her babies though!)

She doesn’t let me get too close and I respect that. I really don’t wanna be bitten and scratched by her! Anyways, I think she knows I’m tying to help so all she does is stand between them and me (and the camera!). These are the only decent photos I could take. The lack of light didn’t help. I’ll try force a few good ones tomorrow.  just need patience.

They’re cute, aren’t they?!

I kept checking on them every now and then. The last time I did I found Miki there too and I grabbed a quick one.

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I’ll follow up on this story in a third post tomorrow. And I’ll do my best to take better shots.

Flash Sessions N°02 Feat. Stripes

First of all, Flash is the name of the cat, not the photography device.

This is actually my 3rd session photographing Flash, the neighborhood cat but the first time doesn’t really count because I wasn’t there to shoot Flash, he just happened to be there.

He’s just so irresistable. He doesn’t let you go until you played with him! He follows me around all the time. I always think he wants food so I give him some and hope he leaves me alone for a while but he just keeps coming back. I thought ok, could it be that he simply likes me or perhaps he chose me as his pet-human? and I think that’s the case! Well, he’s my favorite cat for sure and right now, my muse too!

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He’s going for my coffee here.

He goes to the rooftop of the building with me while I enjoy a good cup of coffee and a good piece of music. All the photos were taken there. this time, he was accompanied by another cat, Stripes.

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Stripes was stuck in the mosque opposite the building where i live for over 2 months. the neighbours and I had to throw him food from our side until I was able to contact the maintenance guy for the mosque to get him out. He’s way more wary of people than Flash. It was difficult moving around with him being so prudent and ready to run all the time. That did not stop me from taking decent shots of him.

I had so much fun despite the not-so-great light. Next time, I hope I can photograph them at a better time for better light. Expect more Flash Sessions!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Atop

I’m not very fond of this perspective, being above the subject while shooting, unless it serves my idea for the photograph such as the following photo for instance.

I wanted the photo messy and with layers of subjects so shooting from above serves that idea. If I had captured it from eye-level, it would have been a little bit flat. For someone else, it might have been a better photo. It just wasn’t what I was looking for.

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This shot was taken from a window of a house in the second floor (right on top of the house in the photo). The house in the ground-floor has a sort of a hall/open space that’s roofless which is how most of Tunisia’s traditional old houses are. I lived in one for quite a while and it gets troublesome in rainy winters!

 

Picks From Feb. 9th 2017

I took a walk looking for ineresting shadows (for WPC) even though I knew I wouldn’t find any; it was too cloudy. Anyways, I took some nice pictures regardless.

Tree. Branches. Dark Paths Across the Sky.

Lush Green in Winter

Kings of the Trash

The Oldest Door in Town (perhaps)

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Traditional Market

Last November, I visited a Tunisian traditional market in Nabel (a governorate in Tunisia). I took a few pictures of the traditional crafts available there.

Most of the products have roots in Tunisian and Mediterranean heritage.

I’m too tired to write about the day. I’ll just post the photos and be done with this post so I can get some sleep. -_-

We finally get to Nabel. Then as usual, I bring out the camera and start shooting anything and everything.

Now we get to the crafts!

I found an adorable cat. I baited him with my  left hand while I took the pic with the other.

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After Nabel and its traditional market, we went to Friguia Park but that’s for another post.

On the way home, in the bus, through the window:

Picks From Feb. 1st 2017 Part 1: Textures

I took a walk in town with my camera two days ago, took a lot of shots. I spent yesterday processing most of them and now I’m ready to post them.

For this first collection, I picked all the photos that include any kind of texture in them.

I enjoy taking pictures of tree trunks. I love that no matter how many times I take pictures of the same tree, the texture almost always looks different within the frame.

These photos show one side of the same tree trunk. you can already see that; they’re not that different; but they are different in the way the texture conjures images in my head. I find that very interesting and enjoyable.

So I hope you liked the high-contrast textures. I’m not very into it but I never shy away from any subject that has photographic potential.

Next part will be Green & Blue.

Repurposed VVindows

In photography, composition itself repurposes the subject.

In the following photographs, windows are not just windows, they are geometrical shapes (imperfect ones though). When you first look at them, the first thing you see is the shape not the subjet itself.

Photography is fun that way!