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'Daily Dog Duty'

Post by davechinn » Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:03 pm

While out attempting to capture various subjects for a composite in the works, I could not resist this shot because it reminded me of some individual dog owners in my neighborhood that simply will not clean up after their pet, as to say I have my own duty to catch such individuals, with no success. Go figure !!! This American Bulldog looks on as to ask, "Did I Do That", while the responsible owner does his 'Daily Dog Duty'
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Post by minniev » Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:37 pm

It raises the question of whether we are owners or servants of our pets.

Well spotted, well taken, well processed, and funny!
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Post by davechinn » Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:50 pm

minniev wrote:It raises the question of whether we are owners or servants of our pets.

Well spotted, well taken, well processed, and funny!



Thanks Minnie, in our household ..... we are servants !!!
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Post by LindaShorey » Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:10 pm

Boy howdy, as Longmire would say :) I can soooo relate to this scene. And at my apartment complex, there are enough rule violators, I end up disposing of more than just Trixie's most days.

To your subject and composition: the dog's seeming dismay/embarrassment, the movement of the owner, the busy line of traffic just waiting for green to run them both over...all combine to make a highly engaging image!

(wondering, with docked tail, if that might be a boxer?)
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Post by Psjunkie » Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:44 pm

Great catch Mr. Chinn....I'll leave it at that.

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Post by davechinn » Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:41 am

LindaShorey wrote:Boy howdy, as Longmire would say :) I can soooo relate to this scene. And at my apartment complex, there are enough rule violators, I end up disposing of more than just Trixie's most days.

To your subject and composition: the dog's seeming dismay/embarrassment, the movement of the owner, the busy line of traffic just waiting for green to run them both over...all combine to make a highly engaging image!

(wondering, with docked tail, if that might be a boxer?)



Thanks Linda !!! Your correct in what may be seemingly busy traffic, but actually this location was a very low traffic flow other than what is shown in the photo. Its true, photos can be deceiving because the viewer doesn't have the option to see the full environment. You may be correct on the breed of the dog. It may be a boxer, but I thought it to be an American bulldog. Either way, its a dog, LOL !!!
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Post by davechinn » Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:43 am

Psjunkie wrote:Great catch Mr. Chinn....I'll leave it at that.


Thanks Frank !!! Yea, I'd leave it alone too.
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Post by LindaShorey » Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:42 pm

davechinn wrote:... It may be a boxer, but I thought it to be an American bulldog. Either way, its a dog, LOL !!!
And I bet the poo bags are extra large sized :)
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Post by Duck » Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:00 pm

This image reminds me of the recent Monthly Masters' Discussion posted by Minniev on the "Decisive Moment". We can clearly see the story unfolding in front of us as we are all familiar with this practice. My question is this; "is this the decisive moment of the scene?" If yes, why do you think so and if no, why not?

Personally I feel any given situation, like a story, has three potentially suitable 'decisive moments'. A beginning, a middle and an end. This image, while it does get the story across, feels like it's in between those decisive moments; not quite the beginning and yet not quite the middle. If course, not understanding the situation or circumstances under which the photo was taken one can only ponder the possibilities. What if his hand was just that little bit closer to the target of his attention? Would it have made for a stronger image?
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Post by davechinn » Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:18 pm

LindaShorey wrote:
davechinn wrote:... It may be a boxer, but I thought it to be an American bulldog. Either way, its a dog, LOL !!!
And I bet the poo bags are extra large sized :)



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