Look at This!

One of our new apartment’s major benefits is the wrap-round corner windows that look out onto the street. I have arranged Katris blocks to make a catwalk beneath for Cali (right) and Neko to look out—and, oh, do they. The view is human-pleasing, too, but more for its expansiveness than the sights.

The Featured Image, captured at 1:21 p.m. PST today using Leica Q, shows the anxious kitties looking out at squirrels. One of them scurries up the tree that is a couple meters from the glass, then typically stays still in the branches. Poor Cali goes absolutely nuts, when he does. She runs from room to room looking out; there are street-facing windows above the bathroom and also my office desk

I let Adobe Photoshop Lightroom auto-tune the main portrait, but I prefer the more-silhouetted original (above). Vitals, aperture manually set: f/2.8, ISO 100, 1/500 sec, 28mm. Among the sequence shot, only one offers best breadth-sense of the corner windows. I debated the choice, since Cali’s head is just outside the narrow field of focus.

The third pic presents Neko in his grandeur, and I strongly encourage viewing at full size. Once again, Leica Q demonstrates how magnificently it captures detail. I edited and ever-so-slightly cropped the photo. Vitals are same, except 1/160 sec shutter speed.