Challenge: Free Study 2019-04 (Standard Editing)
Camera: Nikon D750
Lens: Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 28-70mm f/2.8D IF-ED
Date: Apr 28, 2019
Date Uploaded: Apr 30, 2019
|This is the magnificent, magical, marvelous (and very bendy) Mercy Malick with her fluffy and adorable kitty Montezuma. In addition to being absurdly flexible and funny as
|hell heck, Mercy is a singer, actor, and artist. And impossibly nice. And gorgeous. Her 2 cats (the other is The People, not in this shot) are awesome characters as well.
Shooting with cats is always a challenge. They do everything you want when you're not looking, and refuse to perform when you want them to. Additionally, lighting is tricky because you can't use strobes: nothing with send a cat under the bed faster than the flash from strobes. So I used these little LEDs, which work great but aren't the brightest. And had the added inconveniences of spooking Monte - who showed extreme interest in them until I picked up my camera. We just couldn't get him close to Mercy's foot. We even dangled a Q-tip (his absolute favorite toy guaranteed to make him play) between her toes, but he was more interested in seeking safe haven from Joe - Mercy's boyfriend.
This was the ONE shot where he did go near her foot. I think it worked out just fine.
To see just how incredibly Mercy is, watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7RjynFYkPg
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