I promise to let up on the macro close-up pictures soon, however, this image was just too neat to pass on.
This is our blind cat, Zena (or Xena – I always forget).She is 100% blind, so she sat still while I hovered a scant few inches from her face and she never knew it. Makes a great subject!
I used my Promaster Close-up+4 filter on this shot again (since I don’t own a true macro lens), and utilized the flash to enable the smaller aperture. I really wanted strong detail on this one.
Nikon D7000 | 1/250 | ISO 250 | 50mm | f/10 | flash: Promaster 7500EDF
Today was a day on the road. My son, wife, and I headed for Rochelle, Ill today to visit my wife parents & grandmother. During the 9 hours trek I pondered what I would do about the impending picture of the day. We arrived safely and I started searching for a good subject for the blog.
The nice part about visiting grandma is the 100 year old house packed with trinkets collected over her over 85 years of life. I am naturally drawn to color so as David played with matchbox cars I found the glass eggs below.
The eggs all have their stories, as you can imagine. There is an egg that contains ash from the infamous Mt. St. Helens eruption of 1980. There is another egg that is actually a oil burning lamp. Some are hand blown here in the states and around the world.
My favorite is not an egg, but still a glass object none the less. The Glass Cat with a poor gold fish in it’s tummy. I hope you enjoy tonights light hearted installment!
Nikon D7000 | 1/50 | ISO 250 | 50mm prime | f/6.3 | Flash - Promaster 7500EDF
Our friend, Dietrich, was born Febuary 4th, 1906 in Germany. Our other friend (pictured below) Dietrich is much furrier, and much younger than the aforementioned theologian and belongs to our friends Bill and Diane Horn. What they both have in common? Black & White of course. The pictures we have of both subjects, they appear to be black & white. However our feline version is forced to live in a world full of color.
Notable accomplishments for our shared-named designee’s are pretty wide.
Theologian & Pastor Dietrich Bonhoffer stood with great courage in the name of God against the evil inspired crimes against humanity perpetuated by Adolph Hitler. He was arrested in 1943 by the Nazis and was executed in a concentration camp on April 9th, 1945 – just 21 days prior to Adolph’s suicide. As with many others who stood for Truth in the face of pain & death, Dietrich stands well in the light of God.
Feline Dietrich Horn is a Cat. He performs his duties as a family companion well. He is forced to live in a home with 2 artists & 2 Children and packed with lots of life and color. Even so he must remain Black & White.
Both Dietrich’s will be seen by history in photographs in Black & White.
Most importantly, our good pastor Dietrich believed in the Truth, which is also Black & White, in a world packed with perception that is all shades of gray.“Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” (Deuteronomy 31:6 ESV)
Nikon D7000 | 1/100 | ISO 1000 | 50mm prime | f/1.8