Day of the Dead Rabbits

Rushing out the door, on April 18, 2021, lugging Leica Q2 Monochrom, I stopped: suddenly seemed that our resin rabbits would look quite good in black and white. Hence the Featured Image. Vitals, aperture manually set: f/4, ISO 640, 1/125 sec, 28mm; 6:49 p.m. PDT.

On Halloween 2019, my wife repainted them in her version of a Day of the Dead motif. The cobwebs collected about them add ambience to the photo. Don’t you think? They are supposed to be creatures of the, ah, nice netherworld. Our bunnies were good and would never go to Hell. But they might stand guard.

Annie purchased the pair on May 28, 2010, and they have kept vigil outside our door since—where we lived before in University Heights and where we are now. The harsh San Diego sun faded their color to absolutely nothing, which is major reason for their makeover. They now sit shaded, which is why their new look lasts.

Strange thing, for years, I lived with the false memory of posting portraits of them here, day after Annie brought them home. Nope. I uploaded to Flickr but not to my website.

Composition isn’t the best, but you can see how they looked long ago. Both shots come from Olympus PEN E-P2 and LUMIX G 20mm F1.7 ASPH lens. Vitals: f/1.7, ISO 100, 1/250 sec, 20mm; 5:59 p.m. PDT, May 29, 2010. The other is the same but 1/400 sec.