Saturday, August 23, 2008

On Holiday, Day 9 - Sit Still Please

Anyone who has ever had a pet will understand how difficult it is to get a good photo. It's not for lack of them posing. Animals just seem to KNOW how to look oh so cute. However, the challenge is getting them to sit still. The cat could have been motionless for hours but the moment you quietly get your camera to capture the moment of serene adorableness they start squirming.

Case in point, Tom.

Every morning so far after I've fed him I then go into the kitchen to make my own breakfast. He follows me in and curls up at my feet and just sits there looking cute. So silly me thought it was a good opportunity to get a shot of him. There is some lovely light that comes in the window in the morning and his tabby coat looks lovely on the golden wood floors.

Here are the results:









Success, well... sort of.



After tiring of my attempt at animal portraiture I decided to find the Portobello Road Market. As this is mid week it's not the full on market but it was large enough for an afternoon's wander and now that I know where it is will be able to come back on another day on another trip to investigate further.







I attempted one more try at being the Great Animal Photographer:



I highly recommend working with Snails.

7 comments:

The Scribe of Rotten Hill said...

Come back to Portobello Road tomorrow or Bank holiday Monday and you'll see it in full swing! It's Notting Hill Carnival and it would be criminal to miss it while you're on holiday.

Chris said...

Oh I would love to but I've actually been back in Glasgow since Aug 10th. I'm just VERY behind in my blog :(

Laurel said...

Funny about the animal photography. I'm a lousy sports photographer. I think to myself it can't be that hard, but indeed it is...

DaviMack said...

The snail held still, at least. ;)

THE PERIODIC ENGLISHMAN said...

Oh my life. The third and fourth pictures could be mistaken for, well, the floor (dramatically patterned, that is), as Tom all but disappears in a rampaging blur of cat.

You have my every sympathy, however, as I used to find it all but impossible to get a decent picture of my cat. I think cats know what they're doing, Chris, and derive some cruel pleasure from our traumas. Just a hunch.

Hope everything's okay (back) in Glasgow.

Kind regards etc....

TPE

Mellifluous Dark said...

Love the contrast between the pics of your cat and that snail. My rabbit, M, sometimes sits still but she knows a pic is in the offing ans usually moves before I can get the camera out, switch it on and click.

Kia said...

Cool website! Greetings from Paisley ;)