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Bracken Hill: Everyone's Dog

By andreduplessis
Bracken Hill Jan 09: Everyone's Dog
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Whenever I drove past Bracken Hill, and on each occasion that I stopped to take photos, some kids or adults were always playing board games on the table on the communal lawn. They can be seen in the back, with Chantelle (who I featured last Sept) looking my way.
The dog, whose name I did not get, appears to belong to everyone at Bracken Hill.
Thanks for visiting.

Tags: Photo journalism Black and white Portraits and people

Voters: looboss, phil'em, Crabtree99 and 24 more



phil'em 20 3 1 Christmas Island
12 Feb 2009 10:49PM
Brilliant capture, your eye is drawn into the picture by the presence of the dog, as your eye travels over towards the group the child looking over towards the dog. Excellent work.
12 Feb 2009 10:58PM
Wonderful shot. Lots going on, but organised so the eye travels as phil'em said.
NevP 17 853 13 Canada
12 Feb 2009 10:58PM
I love the composition here. If this were mine I would possibly lighten it a little...?
freyjas_dad 14 35 England
12 Feb 2009 11:18PM
Plenty going on, a really interesting capture. Love it
12 Feb 2009 11:41PM
Thank you all for the comments. Alan & Mark - I feel pleased, for that was what I tried to achieve. Neville - looking at the upload I have to agree with you. I should have maybe given it a final tweak in Curves. Then again, I usually work with my motitor on full light, so that might be a consideration.
Regards, Andre
PS. Glad that you like this frame. I was a not too sure if it will work on this gallery.
Daisymaye Plus
14 26 24 Canada
13 Feb 2009 4:48AM
The shirts hanging on the line are wonderful. This picture tells a real life story. Love it. And Love it being B/W. Great job.
jenquest 20 561 1 Tokelau
13 Feb 2009 7:47AM
A wonderful shot, as mentioned above, the dog pulls you into the image to look at the children. Also, the framing with the shirt, keeps they eyes on the children rather than letting the eyes wonder away.
13 Feb 2009 8:03AM
Thanks to you both Sandy and shaks!
Koert 14 36 Netherlands
13 Feb 2009 9:43AM
very nice!
fully agree with the comments above, also for me it shows that an "every day" scene can result in exeptional pictures.

blackbird 16 159 15 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2009 5:51PM
the washing line and the face looking back at the dog/camera really make this one for me
14 Feb 2009 2:44AM
Thanks Koert & Merille. So true - that remains our challenge - to make those everyday stuff into something worth sharing on a gallery.
OMG 14 51 2 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2009 11:49PM
Another cracker Andre. The others have said it all
Rgds Derek
18 Feb 2009 8:30AM
Thank you Derek!
Alciabides 14 536 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2009 12:46AM
Oh God, the sadness and espair in the dog reflects the prospects of his owners - oh Dog.

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