Saturday, February 16, 2013

Cat Napping

I found our black cat Minoit sleeping in a chair by the window. The natural light streaming in through the window provided plenty of natural light and produced a ton of contrast between her black fur and the white blanket she was laying on. Because of her dark black fur its difficult for the cameras auto exposure system to produce a "properly exposed" image and I also knew the high contrast of the scene and the back lighting of the windows wasn't going to make it any easy either. So, I switched the camera into manual mode in order to get the exposure I wanted. I found I had to under expose two stops below what evaluative metering suggested in order get the exposure I wanted.
I'm pleased with the results, but she wasn't too happy that I woke her up from her cat nap.
All images copyright Daniel Ray Photography.

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