The Cat

A cat takes a stroll on a hot summer sunset.
A cat takes a stroll on a hot summer sunset.

As many of you know, I sometimes make my best pictures on the way to some place else. This picture is an example of that. I went to The Bywater to photograph something in particular. We’ll get to that in posts over the course of the next week. Let’s just say it has something to do with on of the last dirt alleys in New Orleans., rumors of it being a place where pirates once walked and, a place where voodoo and hoodoo is practiced today. There. I’m sure that got your attention.

I found that place. And, I made those picture.

As I was leaving The Bywater, the sun dropped below the clouds and turned everything orange. For those of you who are wondering, this is as I saw it. No orange filter. No manipulation in Photoshop. Just nature. The sun was so low and so bright that I really couldn’t even look into the viewfinder or LCD to focus. So, I used auto focus. I had to. It was so bright that I couldn’t even see the details of the scene with my naked eye.

But, I could see everything once I started working on the images. And, what do I see? A cat taking a stroll in front me. That’s the picture. An accidental picture. Little Miss or Mister made my picture without either of us knowing. it.



10 responses to “The Cat”

  1. rondje Avatar

    What superb light and very kind of the cat to drop in too 😉
    Greetings, Ron.


    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      Thanks, Ron. I think nature helped out — twice. 🙂


  2. Keith Goldstein Avatar

    Gorgeous light Ray.


  3. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

    Thank you, Keith. I can lay no claim to it. Nature did it.


  4. ckponderings Avatar

    Beautiful light and colours… 😀


  5. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

    Thank you. All nature’s work. I was just there at the right time.


  6. Eileen O'Connor Avatar
    Eileen O’Connor

    Beautiful photo (and kitty)! Thanks for connecting with me. Eileen


    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      Thanks for the kind words, and… my pleasure. 🙂


  7. amandalyle1986 Avatar

    What a perfectly captured image. Love the warm colours!


    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      Thank you. The light was so strong that at first I didn’t see the cat. A very lucky picture. Same basic location as Rosalie Alley.


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