I surprised my mom a few days early with a visit to STL the day after Christmas. She had originally thought I was meeting them in Memphis for my Grandmother's 90th birthday party but my dad and sisters were all able to keep it hush hush. Anyway, after a visit to Memphis for the night, I had one full day left with my family before heading back to Pittsburgh to ring in the new year with the husband. So before my mom and I headed out to grab some photos in Forest Park (a post for another day, I promise!), I grabbed some shots of Charlie, my mom's cat, basking in the late morning sun and warming up on top of the furnace.
"Maybe if I close my eyes and I can't see you, you won't see me either." - that's what Charlie is thinking.
My mom got Charlie from an estate sale her and her friend were shopping at for their antique booth. He spent a good year and a half, at least, on his own, so Mr. Charlie is quite the survivalist. I mean my mom has to keep all food off of the counter and the garbage locked because Charlie knows how to open it and help himself. If I were ever to get a cat, I want one just like him.
Charlie was such a great sport showing off for the camera. Being that one of my goals for 2014 is to shoot in Manual, I did a little experimenting while Charlie posed for me. I really love how the natural light from the window made his white fur glow. I still have a lot to learn in Manual, but I know I am going to have a lot of fun trying.
Do you have any pets (or do you wish you did)?
Are they good models for you?
Do you shoot in Manual?
And last but not least, Mackelmore & Ryan Lewis for some #backthatazzup. And where have I been? Mackelmore isn't gay?!
until next time