Forgive me Vint Cerf, Father of The Internet, for I have sinned.
Tell me, my son.
I… I… I’m sorry, Father… I can’t. I thought I could, but I just can’t. My crime is so horrible, so heinous…
There, there, my child. This is The Internet. We do not judge here. Please, unburden yourself.
Well… in that case –
When I first got a camera, like many people, I took mostly still life photos and landscapes; images of flowers, sunsets, fruit arranged around a bowl, railroad tracks, that sort of thing, you know.
Soon, I felt I needed to practice on moving objects, living things in order to improve my focus technique, and capture that ‘decisive moment’. I would sometimes photograph people, but I was shy, and they weren’t always readily available. So I began to photograph pets – dogs and cats mostly.
I really think this helped me learn in the beginning, yet even as time went on, even when I had access to models and people whenever I wanted, I continued to photograph cats periodically to test new camera gear. I found that their fine fur was great for showing the level of detail that could be captured and white and black fur for revealing highlight and shadow information.
I… I… I then began posting some of those photos on The Internet. I’m sorry, Father – I know it was wrong! I don’t know why I did it, but I did. And the thing is, people commented on them. Sometimes lots and lots of comments. A whole lot!! I figured.. I don’t know… I guess I felt they must be share-worthy.They were being enjoyed. And… and so I posted more, and the more I posted the more people commented and… and I just couldn’t stop (sob).
Now, now my Son. We all do things we regret.
But, that’s the thing Father, I don’t regret it. And sometimes, I still do it! I just… just don’t know what the right thing to do is…
Hm. Heh. Ha.
Father? Please, Father – do you have any guidance for me?
Oh, I’m very sorry, my Son. Our organist just sent me a meme. That Grumpy Cat is so hilarious!