I have mentioned my vow not to resort to cat pictures too often for my Project 365 posts this year. Of course I can’t resist at times, not only when I’m struggling to find a good shot, but also because Zelda and Mrs.Parker are just so damn cute.
I think it’s been good in the sense that it “forces” creativity: I have to really pay attention to things around me. Am I so sure that I don’t have the potential for a good picture? Can I use a different technique to capture a mundane scene from an unexpected angle or focus to create a fresh perspective on an old subject? Can I get better at sneaking pictures in cafés and classrooms to get interesting portraits?
Still I struggle to know when to challenge myself and when to give myself a break. When is it okay to post cat pictures?
And then it hit me. I don’t know why I didn’t see it sooner. I really should have known. I have cats. I use the Internet. I Liked Henri, Le Chat Noir on Facebook. I even wrote a post on Lolspeak.
I know damn well when to post cat pictures on the Internet.
So from now on, Saturdays are Caturdays on A Modern Day Dinosaur. The pictures won’t always be of Zelda and Mrs.Parker. Buzz has cats. Co-workers have cats. Random people have outdoor cats. I can still try to push my creativity, but rather than searching for new subjects, I can experiment by using different photographic techniques on one subject.
Because the Internet needs more pictures of cats.