Cats, Arnprior

As an opportunistic photographer, I never know what kind of photos even a short trip might generate.

A side trip from White Lake to Arnprior last week gave me an opportunity to play with nature photography (depth of field with some flowers, and no, not very successful, but thanks for asking) and portrait photography (two cats: one outdoors, one indoors).

Both cats were a little inclined to get too close to me too quickly, making it tough to manage the light, and then compose, focus, and shoot.

Ginger cat looking intently at something off stage.

Cat, outdoors


Close-up of tortoiseshell cat.

Cat, indoors


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10 Responses to Cats, Arnprior

  1. Marion says:

    Posting cat photos to the internet? Isabel, you have crossed a line, I think. Although, to be fair, they are very nice cat photos (and cats). I especially like the combination of eye colour and hair colour on the outdoor cat. And the adoring look (how we do anthropomorphize) of the indoor cat.

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Marion – LOL. I missed a big opportunity – to tag this as “cats” – which I will rectify immediately! If you’d been in the presence of these cats, though, I’m not sure that “cute” would have come to mind. Fierce might be closer to the truth.

      • Apparently if your dog gets loose inappropriately all you do is lie down and they will come back to see if you are OK. Cats? not so much. They pretty much look at people as can-openers. (I do love them, tho. To get attention from them is so ridiculously flattering.)

        • Isabel Gibson says:

          Barbara – I had not heard this rule of thumb for dog retrieval. I have heard that while dogs have owners, cats have staff. And yes, their attention is the height of flattery.

  2. Alison says:

    I love the outdoor cat! The expression somehow reminds me of Corvin looking at the computer screen? I like a cat photo with some personality! Fierce is fine! (Of corse, I’m more of a dog person really)

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Alison: It’s a focused look, that’s for sure! He was a lousy poser, though – he kept rubbing against my leg, making it impossible to get another shot.

  3. John Whitman says:

    Isabel.. Does this now mean you are officially a cat lady?

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      John – I embrace all official definitions: You know that. But for now I am content to let others open cans for the cats, and just to take pictures.

      • John Whitman says:

        Love them or hate them, cats do engender lots of comment. I wonder why it is that cats generally pay lots of attention to people who don’t like cats. Maybe they are just evil after all.

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