Reading and Watching

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© Deborah Downes
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UploadedDecember 15, 2009
TakenNovember 25, 2009
MakeNikon Corporation
Exposure1/40 sec at f/5.6
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length98 mm
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A few weeks ago in sunny California I snapped this shot of my sweet brother-in-law Robert and his outside cat Ping. About four years ago my sister Lorna and Robert fell in love via a Christian on-line dating service. At the time Lorna lived and worked in the Chicago area, where she had for most of her life. Having reached the age of fifty- something without ever marrying, she thought she’d remain single the rest of her life and was more than okay with that. She had a great job, a lot of close friends, and owned a beautiful home. Then Robert, a California guy through and through with a home in Nuevo, CA, came into Lorna’s life. Long story short, these two are an ideal match. Can’t tell you what a pleasure it is to see both of them so…happy.

16 responses

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight (Deleted) gave props (15 Dec 2009):

    A lovely story at Christmastime, and any other time of year. A great shot of these aging lions (Robert and Ping).

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (15 Dec 2009):

    A story with a happy ending! I see Robert has all the comforts of home: comfortable chair, coffee cup and cell phone! :-)

  • Warren ~Mangione~

    Warren ~Mangione~ gave props (15 Dec 2009):

    A lovely shot and heartwarming story, Deb! The cat is awesome!

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (15 Dec 2009):

    A sweet love story with a happy ending. Excellent work, Deb. This is a wonderful informal portrait. I like Richard's description.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker gave props (15 Dec 2009):

    I love this shot Deborah! It feels so comfortable. I like that Ping is posing for the shot!

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (16 Dec 2009):

    What a wonderful story!! So nice to hear something like this! Terrific capture!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (17 Dec 2009):

    All net, no rim.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (21 Dec 2009):

    Oh Deborah,,,wonderful ending,,wonderful natural shot too

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (22 Dec 2009):

    awesome capture and love story!

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (23 Dec 2009):

    Sweet story, happy couple! and I luv how the kitty is watching YOU!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (24 Dec 2009):

    A beautiful love story!!! A fantastic capture!!

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (24 Dec 2009):

    A true love story - how wonderful....! Would love to see a photo of the 2 of them together. Blissful capture! Happy Holidays to you & your's Deborah. xo, ~ M

  • Natalie S

    Natalie S gave props (26 Dec 2009):

    Fantastic, heart-warming story. I have to tell you, he looks like Santa vacationing after Christmas! :) :)

  • linda woods

    linda woods gave props (12 Jan 2010):

    Nice capture. I like the cat staring at us....

  • Brad Hayne

    Brad Hayne gave props (3 Apr 2010):

    Nice work, I also thought he looks like Santa on his day off hehe! (Maybe he really is :O )

  • D. Smetana

    D. Smetana gave props (3 May 2010):

    He does look like santa...nice shot...

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