The Cats of University Heights: Abby

For months, I have pursued Abby, looking to capture a portrait worthy of her beauty. Time has come to go with what I have. She is too wily a rascal for my amateur photographic skills.

The Featured Image starts where sightings began, on Jan. 23, 2018, in a yard on Adams Ave. where she hangs out but doesn’t live. A resident confirmed her name. I captured the moment with iPhone X, using the second camera to 2X zoom. Vitals: f/2.4, ISO 16, 1/873 sec, 6mm; 12:47 p.m. PST. 

The second shot, from Leica Q, is timestamped Feb. 4, 2018, 9:05 a.m. Vitals: f/5.6, ISO 100, 1/320 sec, 28mm.

The last portrait, also taken with the Q, but on February 26, finds Abby walking along an ally that cuts from Adams to Panoroma; her home is somewhere along the route. Vitals: f/8, ISO 100, 1/640 sec, 28mm; 10:34 a.m. I have seen her since but never close enough or for long enough to make the moment.

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