I am living a little shallowly right now. It's just me, my husband, and our quirky animals. While they love us, I'd forgotten the revolving door of cat life and the whinery dogs are capable of producing, especially when delivery drivers pull into our drive...and there have been an abundance of deliveries lately.
Our cat Harry has little empathy for several of his furry cohabitants. He gets fed in a special spot on our counter because the "bullies" try to beat him up if he eats where the regular cats eat. However, many of the regular cats know where Harry's food is and will make a game of trying to get it during the day. When he finds his bowl empty, this is the face he makes.
I use a very open aperture, so that only Harry's face would be in focus and all the cats smirking behind his back are not. Hence, a shallow depth of field.
I honestly feel the same way Harry. After all, I have to go down the basement stairs to the catfood bags to refill from the containers they are kept in.
One of the biggest culprits of stealing Harry's cat food from his special spot is Barney.
Yes, my day is full of refereeing cats, and keeping dogs from scaring away UPS drivers.
I know you are all so jealous.
Back in the day when I used to be able to attend events and photograph them, there were often cute animals attending. This is a photo I found while looking for something to illustrate shallow depth of field on a larger scale.
I had actually never edited this photo, so we can call it new.
And now I'm off to take part in the sport of folding laundry. I know....I know....just too much excitement. We're in the shallows now.
For more thoughts about shallow depths of field, the blog circle awaits! Start with Terri J Photography, capturing portraits of your pets in the Toronto area, and have a great weekend. Stay safe out there. Stay healthy.