Through The Lens Thursday: Soft

Through The Lens Thursday is a weekly exercise in our quest to improve our photography skills, based on a prompt we choose.

We’ve had Skeeter for about a year and a half, I think, and he and Essie have a special relationship. She loves him, and he loves her elephant blanket. As soon as she sits down with it, he climbs on her lap, licks the fur on the blanket for a while, and then goes to sleep. Every single day.

For the prompt “soft”, I immediately thought of the cats, and during Christmas break, the girls sat down together and he laid down on them. As long as he has that fur, he really doesn’t care too much what they do to him. So that day, he was accessorized, and then later, he was the model for some of Ivy’s pictures with the camera she got for Christmas.

I chose this picture because Skeeter and his soft coat are the focal point, and I tried to bring out the different textures. The girls are facing the big picture window, so the light is hitting them just right.

girls skeet 3

Because this is a self-improvement photography project, I welcome any and all constructive criticism! And feel free to join in…next week’s prompt is “corner.”


23 Responses to Through The Lens Thursday: Soft

  1. Elaine A. says:

    I'm curious how you girls came up with all the prompts… I love this photo, Greta. What a sweet moment.

    • gretafunk says:

      Well, Elaine….we basically came up with a list of words that might work, and then narrowed them down to 52 and put them in random order. 🙂 Thank you!

  2. christineyu69776410 says:

    Love this photo and this idea for a weekly exercise. I kind of want to reach through the screen and pet Skeeter.

  3. about100percent says:

    How sweet is this? Beautiful photo!!

  4. No constructive criticism from me – I think your pictures are perfect!

  5. Alison says:

    I love this picture so much!
    Skeeter looks so content.

  6. Jennifer says:

    I love it. You did a great job with the shot. It is very natural. Sweet kitty letting the girls play with him.

  7. Co-Pilot Mom says:

    I love that they share this time with Skeeter. How special. And the photo so beautifully captures that moment.

  8. Leigh Ann says:

    Great photo! You've been taking some great shots lately!

  9. Kerry B says:

    what a fun idea!!!! I'll be sure to start next week! are you still doing ippp? this is the year I give my blog s ome major love

  10. Lady Jennie says:

    It's good you give the next week's prompt in advance. I might be able to join in. I love that photo – no suggestions at all. 🙂

  11. bocafrau says:

    They all look so cozy. I love how patiently he sits there and let's them pet him. Our Finn has to be in the "mood" to be petted. She's a bit stand offish. 🙂 But she loves to take over the girls' soft blankets. 🙂 I love this shot!
    Question: Is there a link-up or can we just tag along and link back to you and Alison?