Post 948: A exceptional day at the window!

It’s rare both Andy and Dougy go to the window at the same time. “Personal space” issues, you know: “He’s my brother, but that means I don’t have to be nice to him if I choose!” Maybe it was the catnip….

Andy was there first. Then Dougy joined him. Something interesting outside, you bet!

Andy was there first.
Then Dougy joined him.
Something interesting outside, you bet!

Dougy decides to get a better look from the mini-stereo.

Dougy decides to get a better look from the mini-stereo.

Andy pops out from behind the blinds, but has to take a last look out the window.

Andy pops out from behind the blinds, but has to take a last look out the window.

Andy's curiosity is sated, so he leaves.

Andy’s curiosity is sated, so he leaves. Never one to waste time or energy, this kitty!

Dougy is pleased! Andy's leaving! "Don't let the door slam on yer tail!" says Dougy.  Hee! Hee! Cat joke, that!

Dougy is pleased! Andy’s leaving!
“Don’t let the door slam on yer tail!” says Dougy.
Hee! Hee! Cat joke, that! Andy hisses at his brother: “Stupid kitty!” He’s very sensitive about his tail.

Post 947: Andy in black and white…

Photographing black cats in a dark place is a challenge. It is possible to get passable images with a little Photoshop manipulation or by closing your eyes and imagining. LOL! 

Andy choses to “hide” behind the printer after he’s had his breakfast, chased his brother, perhaps played a little with a BirBug toy, but definitely taken a few minutes to take a kitty bath. 

That, of course, makes taking his photo nearly impossible because the hidey hole he chose is in the dark: One does what one can!

Drop the color, add contrast, close your eyes, and hope it resembles a kittycat!

Drop the color, add contrast, close your eyes, and hope it resembles a kittycat!

Not the best photo possible. Well, “best possible”, if not the most desirable!

Try again.

Try again.

Ugh! Flash is nice when photographing a black cat…if you like that laser-eye look of light reflecting off the back of their eyes. This one was without flash but with tons of  Photoshopping.

Enough for today! My next cat will be named “Snowball”!

A little reflection off the eyes, a bit more contrast…. Hey! You settle for what you can get when you photograph black cats in the dark!