A beautiful memory

Close up shot of cat sitting on couch back. Image: Su Leslie, 2016

It’s been two years since our very sick fur-baby walked out of the house and didn’t return. I believe she died on her own terms, but it took months, if not years, for us to stop seeing imaginary flashes of movement, and rushing to open the door to the sound of phantom scratching.

This morning I missed her particularly badly. Until my runny nose and sneezing began and I remembered how her (utterly wonderful) presence had started to trigger my allergies.

Posted to the Ragtag Daily Prompt | pet

Seven Day Black & White Challenge .. and on the eighth day, colour edits

Close up shot of bee feeding on yellow flower. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

Image: Su Leslie, 2017

During the Seven Days of Black & White Challenge there were a few comments about how various shots would look in colour. Well, here they are.

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Image: Su Leslie, 2017

Close up shot of snowflake christmas decorations with bokeh. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

Image: Su Leslie, 2017

Twilight shot of Palais Theatre, St Kilda Melbourne, Australia. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

Image: Su Leslie, 2017

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Image: Su Leslie, 2017

colour shot of art deco building in process of being demolished. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

Image: Su Leslie, 2017

Close up shot of cat sitting on couch back. Image: Su Leslie, 2016

Image: Su Leslie, 2016

Both Elsie at Ramblings of a Writer, and Lucile at Sights and Insights invited me to join the Seven Days of Black & White challenge. The rules are simple:

“Seven days. Seven black and white photos of your life. No people. No explanation. Challenge someone new each day.”

If you haven’t already taken part, please consider it — especially if black & white is not your usual “thing” photographically.

Of cats and cameras

My fur-baby. Shot with 50mm f/1.8 lens. Photo: Su Leslie, 2015

My fur-baby. Shot with Canon 50mm f/1.8 lens. Photo: Su Leslie, 2015

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My fur-baby. Shot with Canon 50mm f/1.8 lens. Photo: Su Leslie, 2015

Practicing with my new lens. The boy-child told me it has a very shallow depth of field, but I don’t think I grasped quite how shallow until I shot these photos of our fur-baby. Am quite pleased with them though.

 

 

If I just lay here ….

Sunset, Puniawia, Tahiti. Photo: Su Leslie, 2010

Cocktails at sunset, Puna’auia,Tahiti. Photo: Su Leslie, 2010

Mellow is a not a word that I’d use to describe myself. Even on the most peaceful tropical holiday, I’m the photographer — always on the move — rather than the one relaxing by the lagoon. Perhaps I should take lessons from my cat.

As mellow as it gets. My fur baby on her favourite rug. Photo: Su Leslie, 2015

As mellow as it gets. My fur baby on her favourite rug. Photo: Su Leslie, 2015

Or listen to more music. The title of this post comes from the song Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol.

This week’s Travel Theme at Where’s My Backpack is mellow. You can see Ailsa’s photos here.