2013 Project 365

Project 365/160 – Stupid Photo Day starring Tuxedo

It’s been raining yet again today. Add 100% humidity and the day hasn’t exactly been conducive for outdoor shooting. When I returned home this afternoon from the barn. I made my cat Tuxedo go outside for a while. He wasn’t too pleased that it was raining, and almost hissed at the weather.

I saw him leisurely sitting on the porch bench watching the rain. Great photo Op ! Grabbing my Canon G12, I went outside. First stupid photo. My camera instantly fogged up.


The only solution to this problem is to sit and wait for the camera to acclimate to the new climate. Didn’t help that the camera was sitting in a well air conditioned home. So we sat there, Tuxedo and I, on the green bench watching the rain fall. Waiting for the camera to warm up. After a bit, I decided to give it a try.

Have I told you how hard it is to photograph cats? Seems like they have their own ideas of what they want to do. Tuxedo caught one eye on the wrist strap on the camera, moving about and had other thoughts.

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I was hoping to use the Shutter Priority option on the G12, but with such low light it really complained. Even though I had set it to 1/1000 a sec, then 1/500 a second. I then placed it on “P” program mode and the ISO jumped up to 1000, with really low shutter speeds, between 1/20 – 1/60 sec.

When I told Tuxedo the game was over. He wasn’t too pleased.

What do you MEAN the game is over?

What do you MEAN the game is over?

I did manage to get one decent shot. Although it’s still a deer in headlight look.


Actually, I’m happy that I’m practicing use with this point and shoot camera in low lighting as I’m hoping to make this an underwater camera for an adventure I have planned in 2014. It’s good to know its capabilities.

Hope you’re having a drier day than I am.

30 replies »

  1. What a beautiful cat! I love the funny video. It is notoriously difficult to photograph animals. We always tried to take Christmas pictures of the 4 of us (including Bramble the Labrador Retriever) to send to family and friends, but it always required loads of takes as Bramble would move at the vital moment. Thank God for digital photography!

  2. Nice shots of the feline in formal wear. Now about the foggy lens, happens to me all the time when I’m zooming in over a pot, pan or skillet in the kitchen. Gotta get me some lens defogger, if it even exits. Blowing and shooting at the same time doesn’t seem to work. πŸ™‚

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