The Cats of University Heights: Luci

Nearby the same building where, on Georgia at Monroe, I met Peso in May 2017, another kitty greeted me and my wife on April 2, 2018. As I knelt down to snap some portraits, a woman walking by with a child said that “her name is Luci”. I had not encountered the long-hair tortoiseshell before—and doing so suddenly caused concern that I hadn’t seen Peso for several months. I do hope that he is okay.

Luci gave grovely meows but never approached Anne or I—that day or April 4, when I captured the Featured Image, using Leica M (Typ 262) and Summarit-M 1:2.4/50 lens. Vitals, aperture manually set: f/11, ISO 200, 1/45 sec, 50mm; 4:30 p.m. PDT. 

The three companion photos were all shot on the Second. Vitals for the next two, aperture manually set: f/8, ISO 200, 1/250 sec; 50mm; 5:58 and 6:02 p.m., respectively.

The fourth portrait vitals, aperture manually set: f/4.8, ISO 200, 1/125 sec, 50mm; 6:06 p.m.

Update April 22, 2018: I met Luci’s owner while on an afternoon walk. He adopted her while living in Connecticut before coming to San Diego 13 years ago. The tortie is, whoa, 17 years old. Maven is her housemate, and she lives in the same apartment building as Peso. On the same day, I added the last photo—where Luci and Maven walk together—shot with iPhone X. Vitals: f/2.4, ISO 16, 1/139 sec, 6mm; 5:13 p.m. PDT.

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