Today’s Photography 101 theme is swarm. I knew the purr-fect place find a swarm.
“Show us a swarm today: large group, moving together. Birds. Bugs. Kids. Taxi cabs. Your subjects can be big or small, animate or inanimate — whatever they are, you just need a lot of them.”
These are some of my furry friends from the cat sanctuary where I volunteer. Even though I knew this was going to be the scene when I opened the door, I failed to prepare the camera. I had the image stabilizer in the off position. Really, who doesn’t check for stuff like that when they know they are about to try to capture a swarm of excited cats on the move? Duh! This photo could have worked for yesterday’s mo(ve)ment shot. Anyway, in spite of the fuzziness, I wanted to use it. Of all the pictures I took today, this was the most authentic swarm. In an attempt to disguise the poor image quality, I used four PicMonkey filters—black and white, dark edges, urbane, and sepia. Yes, it took a lot of filters to try make it look as if my bad photography was a style choice.