Last night, approaching El Cajon from Georgia—on my way to shoot The Boulevard sign—I passed by a ginger lounging upon grass. He came out to visit, during which time I unsuccessfully tried to capture several good portraits; sun set 15 minutes earlier, and I needed more ambient light, or narrower aperture, for less noise and wider depth of field.
Only after the kitty got his fill of pats and returned to the property from whence he came could I get something usable. The angle makes the cat look unflatteringly flabby, when he is furry and fit; big paws reveal a naturally husky boy; hence, the nickname. I manually focused Leica Q2 to take the Featured Image. Vitals, aperture and shutter speed manually set: f/1.7, ISO 6400, 1/250 sec, 28mm; 8:14 p.m. PDT.
Update, Jan. 22, 2022: Well, I got the first and last letters right, in nicknaming him Husky. I learned from the Pets sections on Nextdoor (using my wife’s account) that his name is Harvey.
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