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 thoughts on “Through The Lens Thursday: Soft

    • 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!

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

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

  3. 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

    • Yes, we're absolutely still doing ippp! And now you have four beautiful girls to fill up the blog with, so I expect to see you there. 😉

  4. 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?

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