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Undignified Dogs...

By Scottishlandscapes  
...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.

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pablophotographer 6 951 335
16 Mar 2013 4:57PM
Great shot! Bravo

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NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2013 6:06PM
Brilliant, an image which certainly raised a smile...

derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2013 6:10PM
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!!
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2013 6:11PM
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.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2013 6:18PM
A classic ...... love it
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2013 6:47PM
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.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2013 6:57PM
Can just image the 'distaste' from them if the dogs took upper stage
great shot Dougie
Bill you have to show us now that you mention it. Wink
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
16 Mar 2013 7:47PM
This is quite good you know. With a bit more practice I think you could have made a living out of photography....................................
It's the pension that counts Danny...
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
16 Mar 2013 11:02PM
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.
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2013 8:03AM
This is so funny! The faces of the people on the left are priceless!
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
17 Mar 2013 11:44AM
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
17 Mar 2013 11:57AM
Well Moira, many thanks my friend, didn't expect an award on this old photograph.
I'm glad I posted it now.

jaktis 14 84 Sweden
17 Mar 2013 1:19PM
Interesting action going on

saltireblue Plus
8 8.0k 33 Norway
17 Mar 2013 3:05PM
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.

Got it in one Malc, but I was day off, but that's no excuse, you're never off in newspapers. Blush
IanFlindt 13 740 21 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2013 10:43PM
Dougie, This is just....well....perfect. One of my favourite images of all time.
18 Mar 2013 10:53PM
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.

Richsr 11 91 223 England
19 Mar 2013 2:07PM
Good one Dougie, glad you got these around to share
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2013 9:29PM
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.
AnnJ Plus
6 5 Scotland
26 Mar 2013 1:26PM
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 8 12 Scotland
26 Mar 2013 3:25PM
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!

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