Welcome to week 197 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge! I’ll be catching up with the round up by Wednesday.
As our household grew by the arrival of a Siberian Forest Cat, while I was in India, I thought I’d dedicate this week’s challenge to the theme of Cat! Among all of our pets, cats tend most imbued with mystery and often a bit of aloofness. Plus they feature large in plays and mythology, so they are a great source for inspiration of all kinds. Please bring your most enjoyable cat to the forefront this week and let them reign supreme over the challenge (it’s just like being home for them!).
Have fun, and may your best cats appear all over the web!
Here’s the Cashew who is taking over…
His name is Cashew and he is a little devil, as he will grab your entire leg when you walk by him. Cashew is a Siberian Forest Cat and he’s 6 months old. Fully grown he’ll be an easy 20 pounds of crazy fun. He’s already an absolute love and after less than 2 weeks, he’s taking to roaming the house and letting the dogs know who’s the boss… I took this shot with my iPhone 11 Pro Max using the Portrait mode and Stage Lighting.
The full rules of this challenge are in TPC Guidelines, but here’s the tl;dr:
Create a pingback link to this post, so that I can create a post showing all of the submissions over the week (note: pingbacks may not appear immediately, as my site is set up to require approval for linking to it; helps against previous bad experiences with spamming)
Have fun creating something new (or sharing something old)!!
Hopefully, you won’t need nine lives to present your cats!!
A Fresh Perspective
Photography is more than just a vehicle for capturing the world around me; it provides me with a palette and a set of brushes, with which I paint not only what I see, but also look to express the emotions that are evoked by the scene in front of me in that moment.
Growing up in the Netherlands exposed me to a wide cross-section of visual arts that laid the foundation of my photographic view of all that surrounds me. Early influences were the Dutch Masters of the 17th century, to whom I was introduced by my grandfather during museum explorations; favorites among them are the scenes of quotidian life depicted by Jan Steen and Frans Hals and the vivid landscapes of Jacob van Ruisdael.
My classical high school education was supplemented by the Boijmans Van Beuningen museum, where I spent many a lunch hour exploring its great collection. Here I was introduced to surrealism with a particular love for the approach taken by Salvador Dali; Dali also rekindled my appreciation for the work of Hieronymus Bosch, who often showed the folly of us mortals.
My approach to any photographic subject is to look for understanding first; in this I look to establish either a connection between the viewer and the subject or capture the connection of the subject with its surroundings. The captured image then aims to portray this connection from a perspective that is part of my personal interpretation.
This interpretation is often a form of externalized introspection, which may alternately display the connection of isolated beings and items with their environment or highlight the whimsy of the profound world, in which we find ourselves. The universe is full of connections, many of which are waiting to be discovered; part of my journey as a photographer is to document these connections.
Any assignment, be it an event, a product shoot or a portrait session is always approached through communication with the client; this is where the first connection is established. Ideas are exchanged and a collaborative plan of action forms, ultimately resulting in a set of images that aim to exceed the expectations of each client.
And, lest we forget, it is important to have fun while practicing the serious business of photography!
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101 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Cat”
What a beautiful cat and photo.
Thank you kindly!
My favourite theme!
A righteous cat-hedral! 🙂
Ha. Sorry Frank. Hope to do better tomorrow.
I thought it was rather creative! Love it 🙂
Thank you. 🙂
My main fear was that I would get cat scratch fever but I survived: https://photographyocd.com/2020/01/16/emotional-rescue/
What a magnificent cat! Love the name too. They are my favourite nuts. 😃
Very handsome fellow!
Thank you! Love your post!
Thanks! Have to give some credit to my husband who provided the creative nudge with a suggestion of The Cat in the Hat. Always enjoy the challenge.
That’s a regal cat. Grand photo
Cats are the main inhabitants of Istanbul: https://anotherglobaleater.wordpress.com/2019/08/05/meowday-2/
What a gorgeous little devil!
He is indeed 🙂
Here’s my contribution, from an amazing photo by my niece. You’ll see. …
Queen of the Jungle!
🙂 Fab gal, she, ain’t she?
What a gprgeous cat.
Aww, bless he is gorgeous, you’ve captured him beautifully… And I love his name xx.
What a gorgeous kitty is Cashew! 🙂
You’re most welcome! 🙂
awww, adorable.nicely captured.
Love the cat on the roof!
Now that is what I call a welcome home present! Almost as beautiful as mine 😎 Great photo by the way
Snotje is een schatje!
Now this is – one beautiful creature! And of course, a Cat!
Here’s my entry from Iceland and Georgia. https://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/2020/01/28/tuesday-photo-challenge-cat/
Those are some wonderful cats!
Beautiful cat and so knowing! Well cats are aren’t they. Its amazing they tolerate us at all.🤣
Oh, what a beautiful beautiful photo. I just love cats. I had two sisters for 19 1/2 years. And a big black boy I lost over a year ago. So lovely! 😊🐱🧡
Wow…they got to an advanced age. Our oldest is about 18 and still going strong!
So pretty! His eyes look pretty determined. No wonder why he can boss the dogs around 🙂 Though I do not own any cat, I visited a village full of them last November. A paradise for cat lovers.
He is definitely taking over the entire house!
He’s beautiful when I get myself together I have a cat named Mischief. Tell me what you think of Mr. Bad ss
Mischief sounds like a great name for a cat…they are always up to some mischief 🙂
He is such a beautiful cat! I would like to see his size. That is almost the size of a maine coon cat I think.
He’s just starting his growth, but will end up being Maine Coon size in weight, but with more length.
Great looking cat, Frank 😁 Is he a bit nuts? 😂 Here’s my cat: https://jezbraithwaite.blog/2020/01/30/cat-of-a-kind-tuesday-photo-challenge/
Ha! yes, he’s definitely nuts! Love your kinds of cats!
OMG so adorable!! Frank, what an angel. 🙂
This is perfect timing, I just adopted a kitty from the Animal Shelter. I contributed a photo of him in a post I did on gratitude.
Hope you’re well.
Thank you, Debbie! Love the look of your kitty; those look like some long legs!
What a great photo of Cashew 😀
Here is my entry for this week.
Thank you, Cee! Freddie looks pretty amazing!
I was not going to post for this challenge, but I am a huge lover of cats. I decided to repost an old post of my dear kitty Precious. I know this is kind of late, but I love her so 😊
Here is my post: https://peaceoflife.today/2020/01/31/tuesday-photo-challenge-cats-my-precious/
Those are awesome looking cats!!
Awwww, thank you! 😊
He’s pretty cute for a little devil! My response is a cat that you wouldn’t want to catch you by the leg: https://wp.me/p2owKx-1tG
Those are some big kitties!
Hello.. I am a new user of WORDPRESS, i am an Egyptian woman, i love cats and having an adorable one, His name is SOLY, he is so cute. I’d love to post his cute photo here, but sadly i am not sure how to do this. I will be so glad if i got a little help to do so. 😦