After feeling like we have been living in a squat for the last few weeks since moving house, we are now almost organised. I’m having to work from an ancient and tiny laptop though and it’s giving me many opportunities to mindfully watch my breathing whilst it slowly completes the simplest of tasks….That’s why I haven’t been posting recently.
Like many people who have just moved house, we are spending too much time at retail parks racking up the credit card bill. I was waiting in our car at one yesterday when that old adage about always keeping a camera with you began to make sense.
My wife was taking her time and I was beginning to get bored when a French Bulldog popped her face up in the window next door.
I couldn’t resist asking for a portrait. The dog and owner (who were also waiting for their other halves) were more than happy to be photographed after I introduced myself.
I had my tiny Ricoh GR with me and we chatted as I shot a few frames (yes I chatted with the dog too!). I found out that Milly Mi lives with two Rottweilers but that she is “top dog” at home and keeps the other two in check. Dogs really don’t have a sense of their size differences!
This one was the best image, I think, because of the look of adoration from Milly Mi’s owner and Milly is looking right down the barrel. I processed it to black and white because the bright colour of the car behind was distracting and I just love the quality of the black and white photos that the Ricoh GR produces.
I hope you like it too.
Take care and be happy.
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