Monday, January 24, 2011

sitting in the morning sun

Morning Kitty Silhouette

First off, I am so excited to be here with ya'll, writing my first post since joining this incredible group of women photographers as the newest 9th muse!

There's something magical about the morning sun. Each morning, as I'm trying to wake myself up, Kitty Paw (my cat - if you don't already know her, you certainly will) will jump off our bed and walk into the next room to feel the sun's joyful glow. Even on these cold winter mornings, I can't help but smile as I see her beautiful silhouette against the morning rays.

If you're a cat person, you know exactly what I'm talking about. When I saw Debi's photograph, it reminded me of all the times I've captured Kitty Paw sitting in the window. I love how the light gently hit her cat's face. I sometimes wonder what Kitty Paw is thinking about...or if she desires a life outside of our home. Either way, the simplicity, gracefulness and peace of these beautiful creatures is addictive.

Until next time,

Cat in the Window
Cat in the Window by Debi Bishop

27 comments:

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Beautiful golden morning rays! And I love the trellis in the background of Debi's shot with the softness of the curtains. Great first post Ashley!

Kat Sloma said...

Yay, I'm a cat person too! I love the light outlining both of these kitties. So happy to have you with the muses!

Kirstin said...

Goodness, how these are such lovely pictures....

Clare B said...

Love the halo in your photo Ashley and the subtle shadows of the second are really great.

urban muser said...

so happy to have you with us! the cat silhouettes are so soft and beautiful.

Jen said...

oh these are so beautiful, welcome to the muses Ashley! :)

Anika said...

Both are such pretty shots. Look forward to reading more from you Ashley!

Anna said...

Thanks Ashley! Cats truly are elegance embodied. Wonderful moody, romantic captures.

Megan Belcher said...

Awww... I love these :)

The Frat Pack + Me said...

love these! So serene! And I am crazy about this blog's header :)

mosey said...

Kitty cats and Otis Redding. Great way to start the day.

Sarah Halstead said...

Great post and photos. I love your silhouette.

Karli said...

Gorgeous Ashley! You know I love me some KP. Beautiful shot. Frame worthy...I love it! :-)

April said...

beautiful! I love the whiskers :)

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

Nothing like a cat ...these two fotos are fabulous!

jennifée said...

Two gorgeous kitty images - thanks for sharing these with us!

Wanda said...

Funny, I just got finished snapping a few of my Zizi, taking in the rays by the window. LOVE this shot of KP and congrats on this site. It's wonderful!!

julie said...

What a GORGEOUS shot...really beautiful :)

Heidi said...

Ashley this is a beautiful shot. So many good things about it, but the sun flare just perfects it!

Jolanda (jofabi) said...

What a sweet photo's! I'm a cat person. (Have got six in the house). So I know all about cats and their sweet and funny moments. Both shots show the mystical side of cats. Precious!!

Tammy Lee Bradley said...

Welcome Officially to the Muses! Happy to have you here.

maureen said...

Beautiful shots, both of them. I love the gorgeous flare and the way the sun highlights KP's fur in your shot.
Welcome to the Muses.
xo
mo

blue elephant photography said...

yay welcome to mortal muses! it's so awesome to see you here =) i love both shots and i could feel that morning sunlight =)

Oliag said...

I am a very much a cat person! In fact I took a very similar photo of my miss sally just this morning:) I will enjoy seeing your photos here!

Linda R. said...

I have two kitty's myself.. and you have captured Kitty Paw just perfectly.. I love these shots.

tara said...

i can't say i'm a cat person but these are both fantastic shots.

Amber said...

Oh Ashley, that top photo I LOVE. I sometimes think my style should be simply capturing silhouettes with sunflare or slight over exposure. Then I realize that is not really a style and may get boring....hehehe.

Thanks for reminding me of how thankful I am for God creating the sun. Sometimes, I forget, living here in the South

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