Waiting29 Nov 2011 10:39AM Views : 4421 Unique : 464
Some photo titles are very popular on ephotozine. "Sunset" is an obvious one, of course. "Untitled" an unfortunate but understandable one. (And I thought "Untiled" was a funny typo. The photo was indeed untiled. And untitled...) Variations of "Are you/ewe looking at me" are also not terribly original anymore. And another very popular one is "Waiting". I don't think I've ever used it myself so far, but then I don't make or upload the kind of photos that this title is most used for. (Despite having been teased/dared to go to a workshop for that kind of photos by my ex once - maybe I should do it some day, could be fun.)
But as it happens, I now do have a photo for which this title would be appropriate. With a completely different kind of lady as the subject than you'll find in most EPZ photos with this same title, but I'm considering that to be a refreshing difference.
My lovely golden retriever friend, Ashley, is getting on in years - if I calculate it in dog years, she is now elderly, much older than I, although she was an adolescent when I got her. (Feels very strange when I think about it.) And walks aren't walks anymore, but very, very gentle strolls. Agonisingly slow, usually. But one day in the week she sticks her head out of the door when we go out, picks up the wonderful smells coming from the mobile fish stand that's across the road every Friday, and puts herself into overdrive to get there as quickly as possible. After some nervous pacing back and forth, looking up at the men whom she knows will want to spoil her by giving her a handful of leftover bits of fish, she will sit down and await developments eagerly, but with remarkable restraint.
And that's the moment, last Friday, when I took this shot with my Nokia E71 phone.