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...many years ago in the 1960's I was taking some photographs for the Rev Ronald Selby Wright the Chaplain to the Queen in Scotland (on right with glasses) Lord Reith the Lord High Commissioner of the Church of Scotland was visiting the Canongate Kirk when this happened.

As we all know children and animals have no thought for dignified events and special guests.

I found this after enjoying one of MrsWoolybill's images HERE

Thanks Moira.

Recording media:Ilford FP4
Title:Undignified Dogs...
Username:Scottishlandscapes Scottishlandscapes
Uploaded:16 Mar 2013 - 4:45 PM
Tags:Black & white, General, Humour / fun, Landscape / travel, Pets / captive animals, Photo journalism
Votes:Voting Disabled

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pablophotographer

Great shot! Bravo

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43672 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 6:06 PM

Brilliant, an image which certainly raised a smile...

Nathan

derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 6200 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 6:10 PM

What a great image Dougie. There are 2 stories going on here. The action with the dogs and the 2 very dignified looking men seemingly oblivious. Brilliant!!
Derek

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8527 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1091 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 6:11 PM

Thanks for the laugh. I like the contrast - the two gentlemen (I recognised Reith at once) being so sober and dignified and respectable, trying the ignore the canine mayhem.
It's the old saying about never share the stage with children or animals. They are guaranteed to steal the scene.
Moira

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 6:18 PM

A classic ...... love it

woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 6:47 PM

Between yourself and herself you have said it all. The parallels are astounding.
I have one of my father's doggie photos somewhere around; I might be tempted to post it one day.
Lots of fun, Dougie: thanks for posting.
Regards
Bill

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 6:57 PM

Can just image the 'distaste' from them if the dogs took upper stage
great shot Dougie
Lillian

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 6:58 PM

Bill you have to show us now that you mention it. Wink

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10495 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 7:47 PM

This is quite good you know. With a bit more practice I think you could have made a living out of photography....................................

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 8:04 PM

It's the pension that counts Danny...

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 11:02 PM

What was originally meant to be a reportage shot has turned out to fit within a completely different genre with the arrival of the competing canines, Dougie: at least you had the presence of mind to keep on shooting.
Ronnie.

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 5192 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2013 - 8:03 AM

This is so funny! The faces of the people on the left are priceless!
Ann

Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2013 - 11:44 AM

Brilliant candid Dougie! Smile The two on the right seem to think that if they don't pay attention it will just go away Wink
Rende

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2013 - 11:57 AM

Well Moira, many thanks my friend, didn't expect an award on this old photograph.
I'm glad I posted it now.

Dougie

jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
17 Mar 2013 - 1:19 PM

Interesting action going on

Peter

saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 44288 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway26 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2013 - 3:05 PM

This is exactly what you meant when you asked if I had captured the actual collision between the two skiers, Dougie, isn't it?. You daren't go back to the paper without it! The juxtaposition between the 'suits' trying to act as if nothing is happening and the others is comical.
Thanks for posting.

Malc

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2013 - 3:12 PM

Got it in one Malc, but I was day off, but that's no excuse, you're never off in newspapers. Blush

IanFlindt
IanFlindt  10739 forum posts United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 10:43 PM

Dougie, This is just....well....perfect. One of my favourite images of all time.

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 10:53 PM

Ian I can honestly say I'm touched and delighted to get your award. Newspaper images are transient at the best of times, occasionally you take one that means something and has that timeless appeal.
Glad you enjoyed it and a real pleasure to hear from you Sir.
I have always enjoyed your photography and missed it so much these last few months.

All the very best my friend.

Dougie

Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
19 Mar 2013 - 2:07 PM

Good one Dougie, glad you got these around to share

brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Mar 2013 - 9:29 PM

The dogs might have no thought for dignified events and special guests, but the dignified guests also have no thought about these animals. They seam preoccupied with other things.
Super image, timeless, as you say.
Johanna

AnnJ
AnnJ  3 Scotland
26 Mar 2013 - 1:26 PM

This is a shot that has so much in it! The more you look at it the more you see and the humour is just great. Ann.

moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
26 Mar 2013 - 3:25 PM

The 2 dignified gents seem not to be noticing the dogs. But I think the white one's master is having a bit of a smirk to himself.
To be honest, when I first looked at the shot, I thought of Rikki Fulton's Rev. I. M. Jolly!
Moira

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