You know it’s been a busy week when you’re spending your Friday night taking pictures of your shower curtain because that’s really just all the excitement you can handle. Well, that and the fact that this is the first chance I’ve had all week to even think about pictures. Another busy week in the lab, the sort of week which has caused the boy to start telling his family that I’m doing “mad scientist stuff” and possibly “making zombie e. coli” (the second part, at least, is provably untrue, while the first part is… subjective). Anyway, back to the shower curtain. A while back, I took a picture of my shower curtain as part of my first few fumbling attempts at abstracts for the Ames Camera Club competition. But the lighting was all wrong, so today I decided to move my own lighting in. Unfortunately, it seems like there may be one interesting way to take a picture of a shower curtain and I just couldn’t find it again tonight.
Fortunately, I also have an awesome picture of my cat Maggie to share or I might feel pretty sad about my picture selection this week! She thought I was paying way too much attention to the shower curtain and wanted to play, so I decided to try to take pictures of her while playing with her. Easier said than done! First, she would grab the yarn and sit up and look fierce – until the moment I got my camera oriented for a portrait shot, when she would roll on her back and look adorable and very horizontal. She also did her absolute best to look at the string (and therefore the camera) for the minimum amount of time possible while still holding the string. I swear, she was laughing on the inside. In fact, the one non-motion blurred face shot I managed to get is the one you see here, and I’m pretty sure she’s singularly unimpressed with my picture taking speed. If she could talk, I think she’d tell me that if I was trying to catch mice, I would be utterly hopeless 🙂