A view across the pedestrian crossing from Syntagma Square towards Ermou (Hermes') Street, one of the most commercial streets in Athens (Hermes was the ancient god of trade and commerce, among other things).
I had missed the green light as I had lingered behind to take pictures of the Christmas decorations on the trees of the square. My friends had already crossed the street and were waiting... The stray dog lying idly on one of the busiest pavements of Athens showed me an interesting point of view. When I saw the picture, I hoped this was one of the famous riot dogs of Athens but checked it out and it isn't.
I was very surprised not to see people standing in front of me as the light was about to turn green again. It was the first of many similar surprises, Athens is incredibly photographer friendly!
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fabbs99 (14449) 2014-01-29 23:45
Lovely and colorful image of the stray dog and the crossing from Athens.Very well done.Keep sharing.TFS.
krzychu30 (14986) 2014-01-30 0:08
excellent idea for a shot and superb execution of it!
It´s like we observed the scene with the eyes of this stray dog.Really well considered and composed scene.And I agree with you Athens is a great place to take photos(still have some to post on TE).
Have a nice day
Noel_Byrne (17175) 2014-01-30 0:44
The dog is really a star in this shot, he looks so calm and relaxed, especially so considering he is surrounded by the hustle and bustle of such a big city! Another surprise for me is the amount of people selling balloons over across the street. That's some competition that they must endure! This is a really cool urban scene, where the dog could be a statue with that pose. Beautiful dog too, bug fluffy friendly looking animal.
All the best
snunney (76370) 2014-01-30 1:50
The dog lying peacefully on the pavement brings a plus to the and guides the viewer to the far side of the crossing. The yellow taxis add some nice splashes of colour. Well taken street scene.
Sergiom (50552) 2014-01-30 5:45
J'aime beaucoup le point de vue très bas qui passent au dessus de la tête du chien pour observer ce qui se passe de l'autre côté de la rue. Les couleurs semblent bien attirantes.
eldancer1 (23067) 2014-01-30 7:41
I would pretend to miss the green light just to be able to take picture of this beautiful and colorful scene across the street. The dog is a bonus. Good lighting and nice details. Well done, tfs.
ikeharel (48302) 2014-01-30 8:21
Only a big dogs can have this prerogative to sit on the middle of a pavement, and everybody else would detour around...
Fine spotted, and well applied with good view across the road, with the many baloons and yellow cabs.
One humble suggestion though: I'd crop much of the above dwelings in sight.
mcmtanyel (8177) 2014-01-30 9:57
I am afraid I am not familiar with the riot dogs of Athens. All I can say is, he looks to relaxed to be rioting.
mohammad_H (8128) 2014-01-30 10:09
RhodieIke (11029) 2014-01-30 12:28
I view your photo and read your note with great interest about this dog and his chums the riot dogs of Athens. The MG, taxi's, motorbike and balloon's provide us with colour. Tfs, and giving us a insight to a city rogue dog's.
Silvio1953 (111038) 2014-01-30 12:59
Ciao Ourania, caribna questa, POV da cani ;), simpatica e orginale, brava, ciao Silvio
subhendu_bagchi (24375) 2014-01-30 19:04
namaste, a nice one here. A different look on to life. Nice composition. I like the the long perspective you showed here. Great depth. The stray dog lying in foreground increased its appeal. The tonal quality is superb with good light. Enjoyed it. Tfs.
mirosu (10942) 2014-01-31 1:45
Excellent composition. The dog in foreground is an excellent focal point, the yellow cabs add nice hue to the scene. The vertical arrangement works very well here.
Wish you a very nice weekend.
jhm (131812) 2014-01-31 3:32
Sorry, my hard disk was crashed, I have three days no PC can use.
Another point of view, this is very nice title with these big dog in foreground. Excellent captured, also perfect taken.
Nice presentation, pleasant colours.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
annjackman (16819) 2014-01-31 8:29
How nice to see this street from a dog's point of view! The white stripes of the crossing lead the eye to the bright colours of the decorations and the yellow taxis. An unusual and successful image - very well done.
Kind Regards, Ann
nikkitta (11142) 2014-01-31 9:53
Hola dear Ourania
Love dogs and always take photos of them at the street, difficult to find a so relaxed and quiet one like this in Buenos Aires, so enjoy this capture showing both the animal and street life in Athens with yellow taxis and colorful balloons
So, not a reflection but a creative capture
Enjoy watching it
abmdsudi (36294) 2014-02-01 20:36
Love your idea and a brilliant title in composing this. Contemplating the next part of the journey from a dog point of view!
The eye cont to lead into the vibrancy and hive of activity in the background scenery showing good contrasting colours, of course shooting the picture across like this has good dramatic value so you've ended up with a fine picture.
Aren't we lucky to see things differently otherwise the world would certainly be boring. So it becomes justified!! Splendid capture and tfs.
Cricri (96959) 2014-02-01 22:02
Le chien vole la vedette a l'animation, un beau chien a l'aise sur le pavé, malgré la foule en face, sympathique image de ce beau chien, bon format et présentation
Très beau dimanche
holmertz (34613) 2014-02-04 4:14
A sinple but elegant composition. The dog provides a perfect foreground and the zebra crossing leads me towards the other side of the street with its amazing colours of the balloons and taxis.
elenimavrandoni (11839) 2014-02-18 14:36
Ουρανία, μια εικονα 100% κέντρο Αθήνας...νοσταλγία φέρνει και ενα χαμόγελο!!
adores (32676) 2014-02-26 17:04
You had a great idea because the composition is very good with the busy street in background, with all those colourful balloons and the dog calmly lying on this side of the pavement. Well seen and captured!