2101 - cat's eye

cat's eye - sony nex 7 with sel 50 f1.8 | f1.8 | ISO200 | 1/6

it's a good thing to share the flat with a kitty. whenever you are sick, the cat will befriend and care about you, if only by taking a nap on your stomach. although nila isn't resting on my body in the pic above, she basically acts as a great supporter in bringing me back to health.

0201 - pantheress vs. lion

rednose bite - sony nex 7 with sel 35 f1.8 | f2.0 | ISO400 | 1/320

stacation has at least one big advantage - finally i find the time again to take pictures of our pets here in the yard. paulinchen, the white pantheress of our neighbours, is nicknamed burglar cat by us, because she is so interested in every corner of the yard that no opened door or window is secure from her invasion.

well roar'd lion - sony nex 7 with sel 35 f1.8 | f2.0 | ISO160 | 1/60

our lion like cat nila is actually fond of paulinchen although i make her look like roaring at anybody in the image above. just for the brief moment while she was yawning i had the possibility to portray her lion like. basically time is definitely one of the most important points if you want to shoot animals of any kind (pets are by far the easiest subjects for an animal photographer, of course) - at the best your time is unlimited.

0912 - christmas spirit

sony nex 7 with sel 50 f1.8 | f1.8 | ISO1600 | 1/80

to tell the truth, i've never felt such an intense christmas spirit before. we have consistent snowfall since almost two weeks now and tina decorated the whole flat already at the end of november with all the lovely stuff that makes for a comfortable surrounding.

on that matter i can understand that even the neighbour cats try to escape the cold and warm up on our heated floor.

2711 - paulinchen, the miner

setup: sony nex 7 with sigma 30 f2.8 ex dn | 30mm | f2.8 | ISO800 | 1/60 | lightroom 4.2

usually animals aren't able to talk. they use body language and noises for expression. you'd almost think that they master facial expressions, too.

the wonderful, sweet and cute kitty of our neighbours, paulinchen, seemed to get the needle when we were dressing her as a miner, apposite to the dark season of year. fun doesn't have to cost a lot of money.

cu, trshptr

3010 - end of these particular work days

setup: sony nex 7 with sel 50 f1.8 | 50mm | f1.8 | ISO640 | 1/80 | lightroom 4.2

some things will never change: coming home from work on night duty days of tina is pure heartache for me because i'm anything but a person who enjoys his own company.

so i hurl myself into rituals: coming home; cuddling nila, the cat; exercises, taking a hot shower, dinner, extensive practising. sleep. 

no matter if the year is 2005 or 2015: this was and will be the same as it ever was in our relationship.

cu, trshptr