Saturday, January 21, 2012

Shadow Shot Sunday - Directional

Shadow Shot Sunday 2 arrives due the artistry of three, Magical Mystery Teacher, Gemma and Rose. I am happy to participate in the shadowy world…

This week’s subject is our family feline friend, Linus McDonald. His instincts include looking out the dining room window – for whatever he wants to discover, That could include other cats, rodents, dogs or people walking by. Perhaps he looks for trouble but cannot act on it, as he is held back by double paned glass…
So, that is why on Friday morning, he is intent on his look, in any direction. Which is why he seems to be scanning the globe, The first four of these views (north, south, east and west) were snapped by myself in a five-minute span over breakfast.

Spanning the globe
As my views were taken at dining room table height, it seems that the compass needle movements are a static, not so dynamic. So, Patti captured Linus at a random point on said compass. Probably southeast or south-southeast.

Whichever direction Linus points, sun and shadow fall equally on our brave hunter. A cat has no cares about shadow artistry – however, the household alpha cats always do! See more artistry at at the always fun SSS2


Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Go, alpha cats! Keep spotting shadows wherever they appear!


Shadow, shadow in my path,
You are not the Grapes of Wrath;

And yet when I hear your hums,
Something Wicked This Way Comes!

May your darkness turn to light
Like The House of Mirth, all right?

May all sadness drift away—
Send Lolita here to play!

© 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Shadowy Path

Paula Scott said...

Better 1? Or, better 2? Kitty is giving us choice on the preferred angle of its profile! My cat usually gives me an annoyed look and runs away when I have the camera in his face! Lovely shots!

Cassie said...

Linus M. seems quite the fidgeter. He's probably plotting an escape to the outside world. Cats can be sneaky like that! Good ShadowShots Ralph. Happy SSS.

Kelly said...

A self-proclaimed dog person, I've recently been converted to cats thanks to those of my daughters. They'll never take the place of my dogs, but I can now definitely say I enjoy them. Linus is beautiful and looks content surveying his realm.

BLOGitse said...

What a clever cat you have!
Greetings from snowy Scandinavia :)

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I love Linus McDonald! And what a perfect model he is! He poses perfectly! Lovely Christmas Cactus, too!! Hope your weekend is off to a good start, Ralph, and that you and Patti and Linus stay warm on this cold and snowy weekend! It's cold, stormy and snowy here, too!


CanadianGardenJoy said...

Dear Ralp and Linus : )& Patty too!
I am too happy to see Linus and his shadows because I am a cat woman : ) I also enjoy seeing that cactus in flower highlighted by the beautiful sunshine !
What better subject matter than Linus with his deep thoughts and a pretty cactus to brighten the shot!
Joy : )

Martha Z said...

A cat's favorite spot, sitting in the sun.

sarayutouched said...

my little furry family so desperately want to go out into the sunshine...but as soon as i open the door the low temps greet them and they retreat!! linus takes a fine photo...and casts some nice shadows.

John said...

He look like a pretty good natured cat!

Shadows at my site.

bj said...

He sure is a handsome cat....looks so regal. :))

Gemma Wiseman said...

Still chuckling about this compass seeking cat! Linus appears to be an astute watcher of life! A very clever observation and beautifully presented in this fun post!

chubskulit said...

Linus seems t be very observant of what is going on around him!

toby said...

You must be very reassured to know that you're so well guarded :)
He really is handsome - enjoy!

Chubby N Chieque said...

Hi Bro & Patti,

How are you guys? Sorry if I didn't come and visit you often. Guess, you saw that I am a bit slow blogging nowadays.

Winter kick me out of blogsphere and of course, Lil Missy's studies. Hope when she settle, I have time to be of our own §;-)

Wow! even your pet is a smarty like you, huh? *wink

I love how you took all the angles of all your pix .

THank you so much for coming by Stockholm. BTW, snowed last night and and snowing now. However, still -0deg so no probs at all. We have a great mild winter this time.

And, b4 I forgot, I was a bit shocked about Patti. I didn't know she's sick. I will include her in our prayers. Everything will be fine. Give my warmest hugs, tnx.

You take care of yourself, both k?

Be well,

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

You know me ...and cats!! I love cats. These images are so comforting...I can just feel my blood pressure reading dropping! Awesome.

Old Man and the Sea

jewaicious said...

Aww, Ralph. What sweet captures of the kitty, light and contrasts.

Ms. Becky said...

Linus is attentive to what's on the other side of that glass. he looks to have soft-as-silk fur. adorable shots Ralph. wishing you a happy week ahead.