You don’t see them here, but this feline hissed and bared teeth as I safely shot her portrait from the sidewalk, with fence and some distance between us. Meet one black cat that maybe could bring bad luck if crossing your path. Hehe. I spotted the feisty furball yesterday morning, on Maryland Ave. somewhere beyond Meade.

Note: Date and timestamp in the metadata are both wrong, being incorrectly set in the camera—the interesting Leica Q, which ISO had been preset for low-light on another day (I should have checked and changed before shooting). Vitals: f/16, ISO 3200, 1/2500 sec, 28mm; 9:19 a.m. PDT. Image was cropped and converted, but not otherwise edited, from DNG to JPEG. 

Some blacks are feline friendly, like Farfisa, who visited me on Monroe nearby her house later in the day. She is the twelfth cat featured in this series, using a portrait made in April 2014. Her owner says she is 12 years-old, and I believe it from her plaintive, raspy roar. I lay down on my back to capture yesterday’s moment; low-down is among my favorite vantage points. Vitals, also Leica Q: f/7.1, ISO 100, 1/800 sec, 28mm; 4:41 p.m. PDT. The render is a Lightroom-enhanced crop.

Don’t miss: ScruffyRoly PolyWooSkullBiscuitThe ColonelWhiteChipper,  Frisky, Stretch, Needy, Farfisa, Mates, Hunter, Pee-PeeBlue, Blue Too, Bonded PairPatience, Fess, Jumper, Frenemy, Looker, Cozy, Scout, Lurks, Skit, Mini, Betty, Black and White, Stalker, Bell, Chill, Sammy, Scratch, Poser, Star, Grey and White, Watcher, Herman, Comet, RomanWillow, Chub, Shy, Watson, Lilo, Kit, Pepe, Twilight, Sebastian, Spot, Booger, Ash, Veruca, Riley, Mellow, Chance, Flower, Glass, Black, and BeBe.

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