The Cat’s Weight Of Cookies*

A lone cardinal sits on a branch beneath a waxing moon.

A Cookie Monster Cookie Jar.

The gendarme cat lazes in the shade on a driveway, watching trees for bird activity.

Just got into Singularity Sky by Charles Stross. I love the style of his work — the subtle humor, the plotting, the legal entanglements of super-intelligences. Cutting edge work. Cutting things up generally.

Should get back to posting daily sketches — and maybe a new painting — within the next week. With that, allow me to usher you toward the myriad delights to be found at Street Photography In Paris.

Go on. See what you’ve been missing.

* Please reference tweet #788432399 for a further explanation of the post title. Patent pending.

** Intolerable Threat To Peace would be a good name for a battleship, don’t you think? Very modisch, very Iain M. Banks.

Comments

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  1. I see you didn’t get the moon in anymore focus than I did. LOL. We really should have stopped down the aperture I guess.

  2. I don’t know how you got the moon over on the left though. I didn’t think my photo was really that much more angled, but I guess it is. http://tinyurl.com/qloj5t

  3. ratchetcat,

    Wouldn’t be enough unless the subject was much further away — say, 1100 to 1200 400 to 500 feet. The cardinal in the photograph was probably 50 feet away. Maybe a bit less.

    I might have eked out three or four more stops before the shutter speed became a problem at 200ISO. On a 135mm lens, f6.4 works out to about 10 feet of depth for a subject 50 feet away.

    Hmm. Maybe there’s some way we can bring the moon closer.

  4. Sam,

    Cats weight?? That should be used more often. I also see the cat returned :), lovely pictures — love the cardinal.

  5. ratchetcat,

    : ) Thanks, Sam! (Yep — the cat returned; doesn’t totally trust me yet… but didn’t seem to mind my presence while taking photographs.)