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Photo Friday: Cats on Film


I recently read a post on Cat Chat with Caren and Cody where she posted old photos of Cody as a kitten and apologized for the quality. It reminded me that most of the photos I took of my pets back in the days when I used film cameras were not that good. I was capable of good photography back then but pet photos were usually taken spur of the moment in bad lighting without much effort put into quality.

I did manage to find a group of photos taken January 20, 2010 that are not too bad. We were still living in South Carolina at the time and a coworker sold me his Canon SLR that he bought for school but never used after his class was over. I bought a roll of film to test it out and then sold it on Ebay. Here are some of the test photos.

This is Chris with one of the pacifiers he stole from visiting guests that had a baby.
Here is Abbey.
I have used this Photo of Abbey but I thought it was worth showing again.
This is Tigger and Abbey’s brother, Alex.
This is Flash, Tigger’s brother. He died three months later at less than six years old.

I know this is not my typical one-photo Friday post but I thought you might enjoy a glimpse into the past. It should be noted that we had two other cats, Sneakers and Princess. Sneakers went to live with my stepson, Nick, in 2007. He also took Princess when we moved to Myrtle Beach in 2009. Princess came back to us in 2010 but probably after these photos were taken.

Sneakers, Princess and Vinny, taken May 20, 2001. Vinny was no longer with us when we moved to SC.
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Photo Friday: Cats on Film


Back in January 2010, while I was still living in Myrtle Beach, I bought a film camera from a coworker who only used it for a college photography class. By that time I had long since given up my film cameras and was on my second digital SLR, which I got for Christmas a few weeks before and which I just replaced for my birthday last month.

This camera was called a Canon Rebel X and I bought it because I planned to sell it on Ebay for a decent profit. I also missed shooting film and thought it would be fun to buy a roll of film and test it. I practically grew up shooting film and I can understand why some people, even today, prefer it over digital. I am not one of those people but I can understand it.

Naturally, some of my test subjects were my cats. So sit back and relax while I wind the clock back eight and a half years.

Chris

Chris

Flash

Abbey

Tigger and Alex

Okay, we are back in 2018. How was the ride?