After a quick check of the backup camera's manual, we remembered to use the flash for this backlit photo of -- in Tuck's words -- Admiral Baby Cakes taking command.
Getting back up to speed with the fallback digital camera -- a workmanlike Hewlett-Packard [Those dirty rotten scoundrels!] Photosmart 735 -- while our first love, the Pentax Optio 450, visits the spa for its annual renewal in Golden, Colorado, we took the opportunity to do a little catblogging.
If only we'd reread the H-P manual earlier, we would have known when Tiny initiated a rousing game of crazyball just after breakfast to use the "burst" feature to capture multiple still pictures "as long as the shutter button is held down." As it was, we just kept reclicking and hoping for the best.
"I happened to be peeking through a gap in the fence with my camera at the moment the man jumped," said photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson, who "pioneered the art of street photography." Similarly, we happened to be peeking into the kitchen this morning at the moment Tiny jumped -- and caught -- a superball.
By clicking and clicking as fast as we could, turning our camera's eye as nimbly as we could to follow Tiny while she pursued her quarry -- up onto counter, down onto floor and back again across the kitchen landscape -- even without the "burst" feature, we lucked out and caught a stop-motion Cartier-Bresson moment.
Update: For more Cartier-Bresson moments, click on over to Carnival of the Cats #131 at House of Chaos, where the antic felines in residence -- "That doesn't include you dog ! Get lost" -- are presenting "a selection of feline extravaganzas to marvel over."
Update II: Cats, dogs and all things bright and beautiful are welcome at Modulator's Friday Ark #106.