Walking from the center of Trinidad up the hill, you will certainly pass the house of this boy, Emilio. He said that his dog named Champion also wants to be on the photograph.
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anes_lc (14968) 2008-09-17 13:30
:D i like it :D half of dog and still champion:D
seams cuba did offer you great perspectives for your shots :)
silviab (2539) 2008-09-17 13:51
you too in Cuba tonight!
Good shot of ordinary life in this fantastic place.
horatiuTT (4570) 2008-09-17 14:07
this is a great one no doubt,charismatic moment with wonderful
colors of the walls,a moment of tenderness.BTW where is your
technical details? I supose that was a very fast shutter speed.
The light I think it was not fantastic,it would have been even
a greater photo.Well done mister,
casperduppy (1738) 2008-09-17 15:03
A nice calm photo, with tender colours, and a boy with his best friend. I like how Emilio is gently trying to get Champion to perform, to pose for the camera. Tricks and old dogs and all that :)
kensimage (8565) 2008-09-17 17:16
Hmm, I wonder how Champion acts when he DOESN'T want to be in the photo?
The contrast between skin and fur textures versus the wall and door is really nice, as are the worn and faded colors.
The fact that Champion's rear end is not showing suggests that he is indeed being dragged into the frame, which is good. But I think the dog's body language would convey it's attitude even if the whole dog were showing, and that might give a more balanced composition. That's a small matter, though, I think the shot is great overall.
dArpAn (499) 2008-09-18 0:23
Christian- very expressive shot. The boy with his best friend. I love the way the dog (or should I be polite and say 'champion' ;-)) is bowing down to his master.
Today morning itself I witnessed a hilarious scene in a park. A man was quietly practicing 'yoga', when a dog- clearly annoyed at the different and funny postures of the man- started disturbing him. Soon the man ended his activity and the two involved in a game of touch and go. So funny...
Thanks for the image. I loved it.
faubry (35447) 2008-09-18 0:47
superb portrait, i like this simple scene>>>nice wall and details wall>
johannes68 (3469) 2008-09-18 2:35
eine schönes und natürliches Foto, wie im Vorbeigehen geschossen. Der Hund sieht aus wie der Durchschnitt aller Strassenhunde in Bukarest, prinzipiell gutmütig, aber wehe, wenn...
Liebe Grüsse, Johannes
Floydian (30970) 2008-09-18 6:27
You have so far a great serie from Cuba, you can be proud on them. A razor sharp image here within an excellent colour setting and light...great eye you have...really good.
Dog a bit cut-off is not my favorite part, but the interaction between the dog (seems he really like this treatment) and the boy is wonderful...
Clementi (52514) 2008-09-18 6:41
in questa foto si legge tutto l'amore che ha il ragazzo per questo cane. ottimo scatto come tutta la serie su Cuba, un reportage bellissimo.
baba_flies (8829) 2008-09-18 6:47
Hallo Christian! Champion scheint ein zahmes Vieh zu sein und haelt gerne hin, wenn man ihn etwas pflegt und ihm sagt, dass er der Beste sei :))) Huebscher Junge und das knallblaue T-Shirt passt bestens zu seinem wunderschoenen braunen Teint. Es stoert mich nicht, dass das Hundebuesi nur halb drin ist :))) irgendwie unterstreicht es, dass er "hingekrochen" ist, fuer ein paar Streicheleinheiten, vielleicht hat es ihn gebissen, wer weiss. LG ... Barbara.
Sistercosmo (242) 2008-09-18 12:44
this is a nice capture of daily life. Excellent quality and nicely framed. Well done!
Thanks and take care,
MarianneS (15338) 2008-09-18 13:35
Lovely little boy! The expression of the dog is great, it seems so happy!
I regret we cannot see the little dog, hidden behind the arms of the boy. It seems to be a young one:-)
As the big dog is cut, I think I would have tried to cut more, in order to give the impression it was made on purpose, paying attention not to delete the wall, which is a strong element I think. Oh, and nice textures on these walls !
archimatica (20648) 2008-09-18 14:27
Naturale e molto dolce il gesto e la situazione.
Secondo me sei riuscito a descrivere bene l'anima dei Cubani, il loro vivere nonostante tutto, un'anima che dev'essere grande e buona. "L'alma De Cuba"
rigoletto (34279) 2008-09-19 1:48
This way or that, i get a "scalerman" taste from the photo. But that child-dog interaction adds more humane warmth. The best detail here, is that puppy hidden behind the kid. It must be something lovable.
Cretense (68703) 2008-09-19 2:20
Beautiful daily life scene, excellent "double" portrait of these two good friends! Great composition and framing, excellent light managment! Congratulations!
Waylim (25436) 2008-09-19 18:03
It do excellent candid shot of people doing their daily life thing. This one is very beautiful, the moment is tender and effectionate, it show the special relationish of the boy and the dog very well. Great composition, good light beautiful tone of colors. Great details and clarity, the texture of the wall and door well define. Excellent works in your gallery. thanks so much for introducing yourself. This is a place I love to visit one day.
Colombiana (2955) 2008-09-19 18:36
What a sweet image!
They both look adorable!
Really nice and joyful daily life photo.
DFilip (101) 2008-09-20 4:12
This shot is really good! The boy's personal touches and the dog made the picture very expressive.
Bartleby (13552) 2008-09-20 15:03
Sharpness, colors, attitudes...they all make for a lively, natural portrait. Well done!
ElAprendiz (30) 2008-09-20 18:55
Thanks for visiting my gallery and let me know yours.
This photo is very attractive and tender. Given the economic difficulties that arise in the island, even charming situations are to be shared.
Great shot, sharpness and definition, like beautiful shades.
ocskaymarci (2742) 2008-09-21 8:24
That's also a lovely moment captured from the Cuban daily life. Excellent qualiyt and colours!
I would have expected a bit more from the right side and a bit less from the left.
jmdias (67229) 2008-09-21 13:57
very nice portrait of the day-life in Cuba. I liked the pov, I would like to see the dog in a better way but I understand you had few seconds to take the image in a better way, children are ever fast models. hahaha
Nolme (6829) 2008-09-23 11:45
Cet enfant et ce chien semblent avoir une grande affinité. On sent les liens qui les unissent. Tu as su prendre un peu de ce sentiment d'amour.
marcan44 (6315) 2008-09-24 14:55
Ciao Christian, ma sei ancora a Cuba?
Ti invidio per tutte le occasioni di buoni scatti che ti si parano davanti agli occhi come questa dove il sentimento genuino di amicizia e fiducia tra bambino e cane traspare con grande efficacia.
Un caro saluto