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Feline Friday – #61 – a bed is a bed is a work table




A little while ago I removed the daybed from my office. My original intention was to use it for my afternoon siestas… but it ended up being a cat bed… important, for sure, but better use could be made of the space.

The above photo is of Pharoah in earlier days in repose on the daybed.


I replaced the bed with a work table in order to set up a studio space for taking photos of small still life objects… it was a culture shock for the felines, no doubt.

But Freddie was undeterred. What studio?


Now, this was not exactly what I had in mind. Freddie is neither small nor still.


The first photo I took with this setup, an exercise in even lighting of the subject using white boards and a reflector, came out pretty well I thought.

Until I looked at it more closely in Lightroom and saw there was cat hair clinging to the edges of the vase! I had to take it into Photoshop and clean off the fur very delicately with a tiny brush.


Obviously, we have to work on this idea!

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Author: RMW

I am an explorer and creative person. I've had many jobs, careers and interests... everything in life and the universe fascinates me. Born in Brighton, England, I've lived my entire adult life in Los Angeles, California. A few years ago I rediscovered photography which is a great excuse to get outside and look. I'm also in the process of re-writing some of my unpublished short stories and possibly a novel. .

8 thoughts on “Feline Friday – #61 – a bed is a bed is a work table

  1. I have that exact vase, Roslyn…minus the cat hair. 🙂 The photos of the cats are hilarious!


  2. All horizontal surfaces are cat beds.

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  3. The title of this post caught my eye and I had to find out more. The look on Freddie’s face while stealing your studio space is too hilarious! Despite the cat hair issues, I think your still-life is captivating.


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