Then, as she had done during my parents' last visit, she climbed onto the sofa and laid down next to Dad, resting her head on his side. Eventually, the two of them fell asleep. I had to capture the moment:
I had a decision to make before I took the picture: who do I focus on? I decided that I wanted Sadie to be the subject, so I put her in focus and had my dad be just out of focus. I guessed that using an aperture of f/4 would give me what I wanted. Using center-weighted metering I set my exposure compensation to -0.7 because there was a lot of glare behind them. I must have been an amusing sight to see as I stood, knelt, and changed my viewing perspectives attempting to convey what I was trying to say.
Eventually, Indy the cat came over and sat in front of them for awhile. He stared that cat-stare that they all have, and then left. I have no idea what Indy was thinking.
(Shot with the Nikon D300 using the 50mm f/1.8 lens; aperture-priority, with aperture set to f/4; camera chose shutter speed of 1/15 second at ISO 1000; -0.7 exposure compensation; auto white balance; normal JPG.)