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photoblog image A QUICK NOD TO THE DOG


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A great shot here Chris. It looks as though the area has never changed much. I love the light from the railings on the pavement.
Chris: That light reflecting in the wet is what I first noticed Frances: thank you
My Gawd, Chris, I could have sworn I saw Sherlock Holmes & Dr. Watson trot pass in their carriage. This is straight out of a Victorian whodunit. Just marvellous!
Chris: Hahaha...glad you like it Bev!
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 3 Jan 2012, 02:49
Superb black and white action here, Chris. Actually, I think it's better than superb. The light reflecting off of the fence and the walk is delightful.
Chris: You can thank the RAIN for the reflections Kay
This looks exceptionally eerie with the darkness you've given it! A great setting for one of those vampire movies that are so popular right now!!
Chris: Yikes Elizabeth: I might have to hide behind the sofa now!
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Jan 2012, 06:50
I'm sure he will be delighted. This is very arty for you; please don't do it again smile Although I'm not generally a fan of b&w, this appeals. I like the reflections on the pavement very much.
Chris: I took this yesterday Alan: then whilst I was idly mucking about with it in the evening, fretting about when Bill Phillips will recieve the recognition he truly deserves, it turned into this tribute to dear old Blackers. I think it will be a one off...
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 3 Jan 2012, 06:57
Are am on blackdog's blog? A fascinating photo- one of you best one! Yes, there is a feeling like on a Chirico painting. Is this a 'Werwolf' I never met and never want to meet!
Chris: This picture is an accident Philine. Taken on a rainy street yesterday and idly morphed into a Blackdog-lite composition
  • lisl
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 3 Jan 2012, 07:25
A very Victorian feel to this one, Chris. Or even 1940s before they started to clean up the stonework
Chris: I suppose you are right Lisl: I didn't think of that
OMG!!! This is the best picture you have ever posted!!!
Chris: So you want me to turn into Blackdog-lite eh!
Apart from that bright light on the rainy pavement, this looks as grey as the view I have got today. But its a super photo.
Chris: Thank you kindly Sheila
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Jan 2012, 08:19
Great picture! I love all those lines and patterns.

BTW - how did you manage to get it people free?? smile
Chris: The reason that there are no people around Anne is that it was taken yesterday when it was raining and all sensible people were in their nice warm houses, having spent everything they are going to spend over the festive season (sic)
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Jan 2012, 08:48
Nothing like light on a wet street to bring out the best of B&W. Wonderful - wish it was mine!
Chris: Well that is very kind anf generous of you to say that Mike. I took it yesterday just after rain so there were reflections all over the place as the sun came out. It's not really my style
Simply excellent Chris - fine lighting and B/W treatment!
Chris: Iam obliged to you for your kind words O Master!
It would be an improvement on Mr Evan's shed skies
Chris: His skies are good and clean!

Except the ones with wine stains
The best thing you have ever done Chris, i take my hat off to you.
Chris: I am obliged to you Mick. I might reluctantly have to try a couple more of these in time such is the level of embarrassing praise...
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Jan 2012, 10:23
Superb B/W Chris, the railing reflections are great.
The dog and your image fit well together, it could make a scene for a scary movie smile
Chris: I'm sure you realise this is a little tribute to our chum Blackdog Linda
How can I heap more praise on top of what you have already received Chris - This is a cracker !
Chris: Thank you Martin: I had to step out of my comfort zone to do this...
Good image Chris, a prince of darkness smile
Chris: Crikey...I've never been called THAT before - thanks John!
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Jan 2012, 12:51
Lol, how slow am I, of course.....!! I never realised, but it is so obvious now!
and I read he really likes it smile smile
Chris: I am FLATTERED!!
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 3 Jan 2012, 13:06
I would have sword this was a blackdog though it would never be this good of course. Amusing little blackdog you show too Tiff.
Chris: I am obliged to you Chad
I feel I must heap even more praise on your good self today Chris, this is an excellent monochrome image.
Chris: Thank you Brian: a touch of the Blackdogs today
This works very well in B/W Chris. To me it has a war time feel to it. Great capture
Chris: I can see what you mean Janet but it was taken in full sun
Fabulous shot Chris. What a mood!
Chris: Dark & mysterious Richard: thank you
  • paul
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Jan 2012, 18:31
you should nod more often Chris - this is great
Chris: Trouble is...it means changing my style Paul
Fine mono, Chris - excellent!
Chris: Thank you kindly Tom

don't you find b&w really satisfying?
Chris: No
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 4 Jan 2012, 05:46
...and, the Dog is up for it!
Chris: Indeed: he's a good lad Ray!
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 4 Jan 2012, 15:59
Excellent tribute to the top dog!
Chris: Just a quick nod Ingrid: I don't really want to go down this path

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