Marmalade

I’ve been terribly neglectful of posting, or even shooting photographs lately.  Guess I’ve been in a photography funk, just haven’t been that inspired for the past few months.

A couple of weeks ago, we flew out to Mississippi to visit my family, and while there I got to meet my Mom’s new litter of kittens.  There’s nothing cuter than a kitten, and nothing more photogenic.  So I did manage to get a few shots that I liked, even though most of the time it was too shady and cloudy to be able to capture their quick movements with the slow shutter speeds I was getting through the telephoto lens.  I had to wait until they were asleep, and then I got this one that I loved:

Marmalade

I shot this one in raw NEF format using my Nikon D700 and the 28-300mm lens, and processed in Paintshop Photo Pro X3. Since I was having to use such a large aperture opening (small F-stop) to get enough light to the sensor, I wound up with a very shallow depth-of-field, but in this case I think it totally works. I intentionally desaturated the color to add that little bit of innocence and wistfulness to the scene. Such cuties!

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