Caturday Confessional

Forgive me Vint Cerf, Father of The Internet, for I have sinned.

Tell me, my son.

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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.

Go on.

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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 see.

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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.

Please… continue.

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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.

Nikon 1 V1 1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2 ƒ/1.2  32.0 mm 1/250  110

Nikon 1 V1
1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2
ƒ/1.2 32.0 mm 1/250 110

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.

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Father?  Please, Father – do you have any guidance for me?

Haha.  Ha.

Father??

Oh, I’m very sorry, my Son. Our organist just sent me a meme.  That Grumpy Cat is so hilarious!

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Sony ILCE-7 FE 55mm F1.8 ZA ƒ/1.8 55.0 mm 1/60 1600

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Sony ILCE-7 FE 55mm F1.8 ZA ƒ/1.8 55.0 mm 1/60 2500

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Nikon 1 V2 1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2 ƒ/1.2 32.0 mm 1/250 250

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Nikon 1 V3 1 NIKKOR VR 6.7-13mm f/3.5-5.6 ƒ/3.5 6.7 mm 1/60 1000

Sony NEX-6 E 35mm F1.8 OSS ƒ/1.8  35.0 mm 1/50  3200

Sony NEX-6
E 35mm F1.8 OSS
ƒ/1.8 35.0 mm 1/50 3200

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