Saturday, February 7, 2009

Julie (31/100) - For his sister home in Greece

This gentleman - Seve - lives in a boarding hourse in Redfern Street just up from Redfern Park where he walks his dog morning and evening. He was quite willing to have his photo taken but would I also take one of him and his dog - did not get the name - for him to send to his sister in Greece and would I please put it in his letter box; which I will do over the weekend. I have quite a few.

The dog, I suspect, is his life.He is always formally attired for this promenade.


Ann said...

Another one of your wonderful characters. There's definitely a wistfulness that comes through, a far away look in his eyes. Slight criticism if I may, its a shame the focus is on his chin and not his eyes. The composition definitely draws you to his eyes.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Except for the rather odd look on his face I love the shot with the dog. It looks like the dog adores his master just as much as the other way round.

altadenahiker said...

Lovely dog. Obviously brushed until his coat is soft as feathers.

Julie said...

Karin: lovely to know you check in here everysooften too. Folks, have a read of Karin's blog - she will have you in stitches and you will fall in love with her way with language.

Ann: Yes, that is what why the closeup is offputting - the focus is too low. I have 9 focus points and I think this is where I am having strife.

JE: Seve was cajoling the dog in Greek. It is a lovely relationship. I have seen them often, but never stopped to speak until the other day. I can often be put off if I think there may be a language problem and with my fuzzy hearing I am not able to work out a heavy accent.

All: I thought you would come back and tell me that the closeup was washed out and lacked umm ... definition. I am going away now and see if I can do to it what Peter did to my babooshka. Well ... approximate it.

bitingmidge said...

The fluey fog in my head hasn't lifted, so pardon if today's catch up is even more curt than normal!

I'm puzzling over the crop, until now I'd not considered that a chin could somehow dominate in a photo such as this, I just took it as read that if you cut bits out it'll work. What is different about this angle that does that?

(Nice story by the way.)