Black on Black

61. Companion

61. Companion

Jazz is my constant companion when I am home. She follows me from room to room, races with me as I go up or down the stairs, and sleeps at the foot of my bed. Several times each day, especially in the evening when I sit down to use the computer, she climbs into my lap and pats my cheek with her paw until I give her a little attention.

I like this portrait of her, with the natural light from a north window providing a gentle sidelight, and the black background letting her emerge from the darkness.  She looks a bit mysterious. And she is!


17 Responses to “Black on Black”

  1. 1 tmcchesney
    March 23, 2009 at 7:19 am

    What a beautiful companion you have! LOVE this kitty portrait! The lighting is stunning and look at that detail on the whiskers!! This is definitely a “framer”!!

  2. March 23, 2009 at 8:25 am

    Pretty cat. The lighting is great with that black cat and dark eyes.

  3. 3 Debra
    March 23, 2009 at 10:53 am

    Wow, a great shot, love the light.

  4. March 23, 2009 at 11:30 am

    Amazing picture, I love it. Cute cat aswell

  5. 5 Danudin
    March 23, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    That is an outstanding shot and so difficult to achieve even half that well, Careful Tammy and Karen don’t try and steal Jazz from you.

  6. March 23, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    Beautiful shot. Your feline friend is lovely.

  7. March 23, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    Now, I am not a cat person, so I’m usually not attracted to feline portraits–but the glow in the eyes of this critter is mesmerizing.

  8. 8 boomer3297
    March 23, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    Love the eyes on that cat…

  9. March 23, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    Spooky shot – just fantastic!

  10. March 23, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    I have a black cat, and photographing her is really hard. This is a great job, and a beautiful one!

  11. 12 jmckiss
    March 24, 2009 at 7:25 am

    Very dramatic!

  12. March 24, 2009 at 7:49 am

    What a fine feline portrait! Black cats are really tricky to photograph and you did a splendid job. I’m missing having cats around just hearing your description of your companion…….

  13. 14 Gandalf
    March 24, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    Very interesting shot. Black cat fading into or emerging from darkness.

  14. 15 lijola
    March 24, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    Outstanding photo.. I love cats. My cat sits with me at the computer as well.

  15. March 26, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    This is so well done. A fantastic portrait of a very beautiful subject. The light in the whiskers alone knocks me out not to mention the eyes and…

  16. 17 Mary Lou
    March 27, 2009 at 8:06 am

    She does look mysterious but her sweetness shines through. Great portrait. They are not easy creatures to photograph.

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