Snapshot Saturday: Dancer

This is one of my favorite photos. This is a statue in Tucson, AZ on the Historic Fourth Avenue near the underpass that leads downtown. I was experimenting with having backgrounds that were focused along with the foreground. It was a beautiful warm December day. I feel the statue looks more alive in this photo than seeing it in person. It’s beautiful either way. Now that’s two reasons to visit Tucson. The warm December days and to see the local artwork. There are many statues and murals. It’s worth visiting at least once.

Dancer. Dec 2019. f/10. 1/200. 110mm.

Snapshot Saturday: Callie

I usually take photos of my cat with my phone, but I decided to use my Canon for this one. It turned out great. You can feel the contempt in her eyes as she glares at something she feels has offended her. To be honest, that’s just her face. I was also pleased with how well this turned out in a low light setting. Because of the uncertainty of a cat’s movements, I had to act fast with this shot. There were a couple others that didn’t turn out well. Perhaps one day I’ll have an official photo shoot with my grumpy old cat lady.

Callie. Nov 2019. f/5. 1/200. 41mm.

Callie is a rescue. I adopted her on February 10, 2018. She’s a senior cat. She sleeps a lot and doesn’t play much. This is good for me. All she wants to do is sleep on my lap or chest. That’s our bonding time. And we have disagreements about how much food in the bowl is considered “enough.” She sleeps in the sun and doesn’t eat the house plants. She’d be the perfect roommate if she paid part of the rent.

Snapshot Saturday: Butterfly

To go along with last week’s image we have another butterfly photo. I don’t have many images that are featured as a pair so enjoy this while it lasts. We are barely touching on the many photos I’ve taken over the last couple years. It will take us until September before I run out of what I consider my best shots. And there are many more after that. I also expect to shoot more between now and then. There are some amazing sunsets here in Tucson that I want to capture.

Butterfly. May 2019. f/5. 1/250. 55mm.

This is the first of the two butterfly images I shot in Fairbanks, AK. This was in the same sequence of shots as the last butterfly image. And just like the other image, I used the standard 18mm-55mm lens that came with my Canon Rebel T7i at purchase. This is my favorite of the two butterfly images because it features more of the wings than the first image. Also, the butterfly looks less judgmental than they did in the other photo. Which is your favorite of the two? Let me know in the comments.