Saturday, February 18, 2012

Which?

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Soulard Dog Parade 2012-02-12 1

A couple of last woofs from the dog parade. I had a few more of the pet and owner portraits like those seen in recent days. Mrs. C asked why I didn't use the one above - it's her favorite of the set. So that goes up first. And besides, the color will get more attention on the portal.

On the other hand, I made some black and whites that were more somber. The image of a woman and her children below is poignant. They were just sitting on a little rise watching the parade. However, the children looked anxious, even frightened (cynophobia?). Note the little one's face and the way he clings to mom. Observe his brother's stare, with his hands firmly between his mother's. She herself seems a bit stunned. On the other hand, my wife thinks that the kids are just bored and cold, whimpering for mom to take them home. Okay, literary types, now write the back story.

Soulard Dog Parade 2012-02-12 22 BW

5 comments:

Bibi said...

Two very different shots of the same event. My kids were afraid of dogs when they were young, for some reason, but they're okay now.

cieldequimper said...

Re. photo number 1: sometimes I have to wonder about humans...

Re. photo number 2: could be something else...

Birdman said...

I'll go with #2... there's so much more there and between the lines.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

No. 1 is tres joli Bob, love the purple feather boa..but the angst in No. 2 is very intriguing, even more so because of the B&W. I'm guessing that they're just doggied out and want to go home, not an exciting theory I know but hey what can you do!!

Jack said...

I really don't understand people like the woman in #1. I like dogs, but they are just dogs.

In #2, it could be a simple as that they were looking into the sun.