the Sweet Smell of Burning Fur (plonq) wrote,
the Sweet Smell of Burning Fur
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Year In Pictures: 2010/07/11

Merry is an exceptionally spoiled cat. She used to hang out with us in the computer room in the evenings before she figured out that the bedroom is air conditioned. Now she shuns us in favour of chilling on the bed.

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This shot looks good on my new monitor, but looks mediocre on my old one, so your mileage may vary.

I shot this in rather poor lighting, with only the overhead light in the bedroom, which was slightly back-lighting the cat. I set the ISO to 320 for this one, opened the aperture to f/2.4 and then shot it at 1/8th of a second, which was still slightly under-exposed, though I managed to cover for it a bit in software. I managed to get a reasonably sharp picture in spite of the slow shutter by resting the camera on the bed and holding very still.

I originally converted this one to black and white in software and posted it as my PoTD, but the longer I had the picture in front of me, the more I realized it was just too dark for my liking, so I retracted it from Facebook and the YIP group and resubmitted it in colour, with a bit more exposure compensation.
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