I was set to shoot this image when these pooch decided to walk into my shot and was kind enough to just stand there. I love his color.

by Chepikian Paul

i was set to shoot this image when these pooch dec seeking critique chepikian paul

Gallery: China

Tags: seeking critique

Category: Street

Published: Wednesday 22nd of February 2006 09:49:16 AM


Stephen Forsyth
Harsh light, but who cares, fantastic composition. The dog completes it, yes, but lots of great little details. The pile of rubbish at the base of the steps, the shapes of the bricks in the wall, the upright slabs like standing stones... The stairs either end are a handy entrance/exit to the photo, and the contrast between the run-down, urban concrete and the beauty of the vegetation... well, I just like, o.k.?

Paul Chepikian
Oh, okay, if you insist, you can go ahead and like it :-) Thanks for the kind words. I agree with the fact that it's just an amazing collection of, well, stuff. That's what attracted me to it and then I was fortunate enough to have the pooch visit. Thanks for the comment, it's always appreciated.

J├╝rgen Scharf
7/7 great! i love it, the colours the scenery....and i don't know why, but this dog fascinates me in some way...

Rich Hugunine
The dog is definitely a gift for this image! When I was in China for 10 days I saw only three dogs - and two were lap dogs, one in Beijing and one in Shanghai. The third was a guard dog in X'ian.

Paul Chepikian
Thank you, Jurgen: You got exactly what I was talking about. For some reason, it made it all come together. He/she even ended up standing in the perfect spot to fill the lower right hand corner. My only regret was that I didn't get to play with the dog. I was away from home in China and I miss my two dogs terribly when I'm gone. Thanks for the comment!

Paul Chepikian
Rich: You are so right! I was astonished! I hate to say this but out in the boonies where I spent quite a bit of time, I saw two people selling puppies and a some more mature dogs and, dare I say it, it didn't appear it was as pets. It greatly saddened me. I was there for a little over two weeks and I also saw very few birds. All in all, it was quite an experience. Thanks for visiting and thanks for the comment.

Paul Chepikian
Red Dog I had walked past this spot in China earlier during the day making a mental note when to go back. I was waiting for the right moment to get the light I wanted. Just as the time was approaching, this wonderful red dog came into frame. I waited for a while as he meandered around. He was not about to leave and then I realized he was there because he was meant to be in the shot.

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