I try to make it a habit to take a camera anywhere I go. Last Christmas we visited our friends and when we left, one of our friends started to cuddle our big furry friend Dorus. I took my CL, which was in my jacket pocket and took a few shots. Although these are simple photographs, they will become very precious when time passes.

Of course you don’t need an M10 and Noctilux for a shot like this, but it helps (especially indoors) to have a camera with either a fast lens or high ISO performace, so you don’t have to use flash. Most important of all however, is timing. This picture is lovely (if I may say so) because of the emotion. Half a second later, the moment is gone.

Leica CL with 23 Summicron