Sunday, January 31, 2010

A man and his greyhound


When nobody could have told you where Benidorm or Palma were, this was the place where happy holidaymakers in England came to sun themselves (or rather shiver) on the beach in late Victorian and Edwardian times - Scarborough, Northumberland. This was taken in 1980 long after the English any longer took holidays in England. But there, perched on the cliff, is where you would have stayed one hundred years ago. Is it still standing?

In this photograph all six legs, by chance, are off the ground. In the same way, also by chance, all four legs are off the ground in the photograph of the horse, posted on October 25th, 2009. I remember in this photograph, setting the focus on a 28mm lens to about 10 ft and keeping the dog and its owner that distance away from me.

5 comments:

  1. http://images.activehotels.com/images/hotel/max300/660/660292.jpg still there

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  2. This photo is remarkable. Even the shadows are cool. It almost looks like the dog was pasted in the photo afterwards OR someone cut a hole in the photo in the shape of greyhound.

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  3. The way everything going on here is either in the immediate foreground or distant background is fascinating. Save for the embankment on the far left and those two figures on the far right, there practically is no middle-ground! A nice spatial contrast which certainly livens up the action. Love the way too how the fractured reflections throughout animates the composition. Just gorgeous.

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  4. Glad to see it there! I wonder if it still has a Palm Court orchestra. Very soothing after a cold day on the beach.

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  5. Like John, I love the reflections. And the movement! Amazing how you can capture so much movement in a still shot.

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