I’ve been away from home the last couple of weeks ‘dog-sitting’ for some friends, and with those furry little pups occupying so much of my brain lately, I thought it would be fun to put together a trio of pictures featuring mans best friend.
Still hanging around the Marché aux Fleurs, I came across this ‘ol hound dog. Now you may think I was trying something a lot more risqué with this point of view, but rest assured, I was only attempting to get down to the dogs eye level. Since taking the time to lie down on the pavement wasn’t really an option for a candid shot…not to mention the social protocol that probably would have raised more than a few eyebrows and garnered a lot of unwanted attention…I had to go with the next best option and kneel down while holding the camera even lower, pointed at a blind upwards angle, and hope for the best.
That being the case, I unfortunately came up a bit short along the bottom of the frame and cut the poor little guys front paws out of the picture. I think you get the main idea though, detail aside. Even though the Beagle was my main point of focus, I really liked the combination of this ladys dress with the blue polka dots and the red striped awning overhead…kind of a fun little mix-and-match of pattern.
Thanks for stopping by. Woof!
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COSTANTINO (56815) 2014-05-18 22:08
simple interesting scenery from daily
life taken in a different way with the
dog as protagonist
I liked your useful notes indeed
have a nice new week
baclama (18139) 2014-05-18 23:31
on essaie de regarder sous les jupes des filles??? ;-) mais le chien veille
bon POV plein d'humour...
jhm (140643) 2014-05-19 4:11
The note of Vero find I excellent, certainly the first rule.
Indeed the dog waits on an attacker, as defender of his chief.
Excellent composition lovely presentation.
Nice done, TFS.
Sergiom (62070) 2014-05-19 5:30
Quel adorable petit chien. Je suis moi-même un amoureux des animaux. J'ai déjà eu plusieurs chiens et je les amenais partout avec moi.Un cadrage assez original.
ikeharel (58929) 2014-05-19 7:40
There is no similar joy, but taking care of a dog, Jason.
The lady, which seem to be middle-aged must enjoy the company of a loyal friend, and this one has a face of a clever dog, alert and keeping a fixed eyes on some distant object. Red and white stripes of the parasol also a nice element added.
Nice taken the moment.
ourania (32833) 2014-05-19 12:41
I like very much this scene and the story of its capture, it proves that daily life is a goldmine for photographers, each capture an adventure. An interesting idea can make you experiment, risk and get into trouble, all options are open and you don't need luck only to find a theme but also to get away with it. Surprising daily life dynamism, a comprehensible setting and pleasant colours. The dog is not sure how to respond, the lady, unknowingly, rose up to the occasion. Your photo also confirms the advice that ladies always have to be nicely groomed when out of the house, even for shopping just around the corner, you never know... Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
lousat (78455) 2014-05-19 15:18
Hi Jason,not only the face of the dog from this point of view...eeheheh..but an interesting way to take 2 beautiful legs too,i like the idea and the result,it's nice to see something of different..ehehe...Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
mcmtanyel (14245) 2014-05-19 22:01
The red and white stripes of the canopy are quite an attention gatherer. The pooch is cute, too, though I am a cat person.
emka (80936) 2014-05-19 23:33
Hi Jason, Who looks at the dog in this photo? Your POV was rathe risky, I admit. Very amusing shot and your note even more.
I use the camera with only movable screen display, so I often make photos from low POV but without lying on the floor.
Warm regards Malgo
mirosu (14988) 2014-05-20 2:17
For which magazine are you working? Ha, ha, excellent (bit indiscrete) snapshot from the market stand. I love the arrangement with the lady trying to get the best peaches (typical woman activity) and the bored looking how to het dog get away, may somewhere closer to nice smelling food stand. I like the arrangement in tight crop and nice contrasting colors.
very well done.
Cricri (108087) 2014-05-20 6:00
Hello Jason, ok le titre est pour le chien , mais on se poserais bien des questions au sujet du regard que tu donne aussi sur les jambes de la dame :-)))) a part ça moi qui aimes les chiens ( la mienne s'appelle Jessie:-) ce petit chien est vraiment adorable, c'est sympat de t'occuper des chiens de ton ami qui a une piscine :-) pour la robe a pois bleu (tiens du bleu!!) c'est un contraste avec les stores a lignes rouges, bien vu et réaliser même si tu a couper les pattes du petit chien :--)
6h chez toi, tu es au travail, ici il est 15h et je reviens de la piscine :-))
serp2000 (40654) 2014-05-20 9:59
Hi, Jason, ha! This is my not official address today! ;))
What can I say if I have see so amazing photo? LOL! The dog looks like a real bodyguard of this lady. Funny candid shot, no hypocrisy! But I also like your choice of the point of shooting. Special words for this red&white striped awning.
Just a rock'n'roll illustration! Well done!
Noel_Byrne (25308) 2014-05-20 10:40
There is something very 1960's about this whole view, did you travel back in time to take this? I think the way the lady is dressed, the red and white stripes and that old fashioned trolley thing all make me hum the theme tune from Happy Days here! I like the post of the dog too, he looks like he has just seen a steak on wheels roll past :)
A brave move to take this angle, I would guess some explaining would had to have been done were you caught, but a funny and nostalgic result!
Thanks as always
P.S. Yes indeed, when you do come to Ireland, promise I will take you to Dunluce castle. Scouts Honor!
nikkitta (14992) 2014-05-21 16:09
Hola mi palido amigo
Like gogs and added this at the theme dogs of the world, te importa?
MMM, risque ou pas risque tu as trouve un bon sujet avec une drôle note de ce que tu auras pu faire pour couper les pattes du pauvre chien
Like the mix on stripes and dots with the colors of France flag
du bon et amusant travail
Merci , amities
Pas de temps pour un autre
Didi (57494) 2014-05-23 2:58
Interesting scene in low altitude, nice dog theme
That's OK no wind in this place :)
Hanssie (10403) 2014-05-24 3:01
Excellent and original "hope for the best"-shot,
you succeeded very well, love it !
adores (38224) 2014-06-22 17:02
A very funny picture and I believe the risk was even higher that taking photos in Africa:)! A very good pov and a very good daily scene for sure, it was worth the risk.
Glint (6167) 2014-06-26 12:45
I guess this does have something of the saucy postcard about it (the kind of card you could find in the holiday resort of Blackpool here in the UK).I like the contrast of the bright red & white stripes and the blue & white spotted dress. The dog of course is sweet.
berek (40015) 2014-11-20 12:20
beautiful and interedting daily life picture my friend.So cute little dog looks to you very carefull. Why ? i dont understand ? İ really like this creative work. Take care.
- Copyright: Jason Cowling (jcpix) (13708)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-09-00
- Categories: Daily Life
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Dogs from the world [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-05-18 21:51