Thoughts on Cats and Life

Cat on the Stairs (Explored)
1/4000 secs, f/1.2, ISO 400, 50mm

When I saw this guy in Hong Kong last week, I was reminded of Piet Hein's grook:
Little cat, little cat,
walking so alone;
tell me whose cat are you
– I’m damned well my own
Hong Kong is full of cats. Unfazed by the crowds, they stroll around in the hustle and bustle of this mega city's busy streets. Somehow they find a way to go about their feline business in their usual carefree way--eating, napping, pondering life and the other important things cats do. No matter they are in the middle of one of the world's financial centers, they live like most other cats.  City cats, country cats, it's all the same.  Their two-legged neighbors could probably take some lessons from this way of life.

Catty Town

MiMi the Cat (小猫咪咪)1/100s, f/4.0, ISO 1600, 14 mm

Hong Kong is home to a lot of cats.  The smaller city streets are frequented by what looks like domesticated cats--or at least self-adopted cats (they seem well-fed and healthy).  There are also a lot of cats on the hiking trails--they are also pretty friendly though generally seem hungrier than the city-dwellers.

Above is a wide-angle shot (with the Canon 14mm prime) from a store on Hollywood Road.  Continue below the fold for another three.

Market after Hours
1/125s, f/1.2, ISO 3200, 50mm

Hong Kong Cat
1/100s, f/3.2, ISO 320, 70mm

Market Cat
1/500s, f/1.4, ISO 800, 35mm