A few photos of Luxie kitty relaxing by the trunk. Post may contain affiliate links.
I was walking around the house the other day with a long-ish lens on my camera - it was a 135mm. I don't use it very often because it is so long, I have to be pretty far away. It's a great portrait lens and it also comes in handy walking around taking photos in the garden. What it is good for is sneaking up on kitty cats. In this case, I am out in the hallway, probably about 15 feet away from Luxie. With that distance, she doesn't come running over when I get down on the floor to take her photo. I thought she looked so regal there, on the rug with the antique trunk behind her. She is facing the window, so her face is nicely lit. The other beauty of this lens is that I can shoot almost wide open, with a very narrow depth of field and let in a lot of light. You can see how narrow my depth of field is, only her face and front leg are in focus, everything in front of and behind that are blurred.
Sorry, that's the professional photographer coming out during my Caturday post!
For my artsy photo, I ran the photo through the Topaz Labs Simplify Plugin, using the Oil Painting preset.