WC: The Good Kitty

My kitties are my kids.  With how active we are, and with how much we love to travel, cats are the perfect companion, as they can survive a few days alone with only an ample supply of food and water and a clean litter box.  We don’t like to leave them behind, but we have the freedom to do so.  And they’re all the more lovey when we return.

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They’re also the perfect photography subjects.

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WC: My Little Distraction

I love shooting landscapes and anime conventions, but I also spend a lot of time on my computer at home editing photos.  And amidst the routine button presses and artistic tweaks, I’m inevitably distracted.  While I can usually remain rather focused, I have found our sweet (evil) Mochi has the power to draw my attention with her deceiving cuteness.

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Photo of the Week: Meet Mochi!

I seem to be on a cat streak with my posts as of late.. but can you blame me?  They’re so photogenic!  Both real and virtual, I love the little fuzzballs through and through; I never tire of their entertaining, quirky ways.

Our little family was broken last year when we had to say goodbye to our sweet Zoe, a maine coon/tabby mix who brightened my home for nearly half my life.  Now it is healing with the addition of a new terror on four paws…  Meet Mochi!

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A Photographer – Even When I Shouldn’t Be

I am an incurable photographer.  Even when not behind a camera, I see the world through a camera lens.  Ooh, the reflections there are really cool!  If I align myself just so, that would make for a really interesting perspective..  I love the colors there!

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Photo of the Week: Cat Cafes

 

As you’ve probably learned by now, I have a thing for cats.  Each one is a distinctly unique individual, and they never cease to amaze us with their quirks, their cuteness, their brilliance.  They capture our hearts and our internet.  I love the process of getting to know a new personality, and I have never known a home without at least one of these furry companions.

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How to Be Late for Work

Warning: photography may become addictive.  So much so, that your camera calls to you when you should be doing other things.. like work.  The pull didn’t used to be so strong for me, nor was it so easy to acquiesce to its alluring beckoning.  But over time, it became easier.  It takes practice, but you, too, can become an effective member of the tardy workforce.  These are the key elements conducive to photographic slacking: Continue reading

Japan – Day 5: Asakusa

Day 5 saw some gentle wandering through Asakusa, our first shrines, mouth-watering food, and cats.  Every day brings new adventures; there’s no opportunity to get bored!

We began the day with a train ride to Ueno.  Our priority was to get postcards out as soon as possible (knowing they’d likely arrive after we returned to the States), so we sought out a post office, passing the line to pachinko and wandering the Ameyoko Market in the meantime. Continue reading