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Pick-Up After Your Dog

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS 1/125 second F/3.5 ISO 80 17 mm


"The moment always dictates in my work. What I feel, I do. This is the most important thing for me. Everybody can look, but they don't necessarily see. I never calculate or consider; I see a situation and I know that it's right, even if I have to go back to get the proper lighting."
~ Andre Kertesz

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

LOL ... Santa is taking his dog for a walk?! ;) Funny photo Mariana! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and I wish you and your family lots of health and happiness for 2010!

27 Dec 2009 6:21am

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

~` doing the essentials !! good shot~~

27 Dec 2009 6:41am

PATRICK from miramas, France

is a husky with the man?
just excellent have a good sunday

27 Dec 2009 6:52am

@PATRICK: yes, it is a husky dog with gorgeous one blue and other brown eye :)) after this shot I came to them, talk to this man and took a closeup of dog's eyes :))) looks super interesting !

Bruno from France

Le chien est dans son élément avec toute cette neige. Bonne journée Mariana.

27 Dec 2009 6:59am

fabrizio from Rome, Italy

a day too cold for a walk..... nice

27 Dec 2009 7:00am

Nina from Haute Loire, France

Beautiful picture, the dog and his master ... in a cold winter day! Invigorating walk...

27 Dec 2009 7:26am

El pare from Barcelona, Spain

The dog is much more comfortable in his element; man, however, is eager to get home, near the fire. Mariana, have a nice sunday!

27 Dec 2009 7:37am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Very good light and color for a funny image! Not everibody cares :)

27 Dec 2009 7:37am

Richard Trim from Leicester, United Kingdom

'The dog and his master' as someone has written . In fact I often see this type of scene the other way round ... where the 'Master ' is in reality the slave of the dog ... ;-)
Hmmm .... maybe I should sleep out the remains of 2009 and start again in 2010.


27 Dec 2009 7:45am

@Richard Trim: I think the same Richard . In this city which I call Hiroshima in the evening hours, the only people one can see out are these walking dogs :)

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

A nice picture. The dog seems to like snow. Have a quiet day.

27 Dec 2009 8:13am

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

i hope, at the least, picking up after his dog
does not affect the flavor of his cigarette.
great shot, mariana.

27 Dec 2009 8:25am

NANNE from Netherlands

Have a very nice Sunday, MARIANA!



27 Dec 2009 8:25am

jpla from st Barthélémy d'Anjou-49, France

Le chien doit être super heureux ! Bon dimanche !

27 Dec 2009 8:48am

Yvon from Orleans, France

wow, nice capture, Mariana
have a nice sunday

27 Dec 2009 8:55am

Ddo from France

I like its civic sense, it's even so rare. And the effect of red coulour in the picture. Have a good day.

27 Dec 2009 9:15am

R.J.Dee from Ettlingen, Germany

I bet he's even wearing red underwear ;-)) What a colourful picture !

27 Dec 2009 10:38am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Good social comment here :) Nice shot. I liked yesterdays reflection too.

27 Dec 2009 10:58am

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good morning Mariana,
yes, it's a very funny picture. This little evil and necessity, which leaves the dog must be removed from the roads. Some people let it lie and everyone gets upset when it is stepped on, and everything sticks to the shoe. The bright colors on the recording are excellent and liked it. Everything looks very natural and alive. I wish you a beautiful Sunday and public health. Dear greetings Christel

27 Dec 2009 11:12am

@Christel: ha ha ..I know what you mean Christel .. it is not lovely to step on these things :))

Gérard Méry from Tours, France

Promenade après un bon repas de famille par exemple pour ce chien et son maitre

27 Dec 2009 11:15am

Pepe Cabrera from Cuidad de Antipolo, Philippines

Great shot! Beautiful!

27 Dec 2009 11:16am

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

A very good gesture. In France it is still a disaster and you need to be careful where you walk.
A feeling of Christmas with his red hat :)

27 Dec 2009 11:44am

@akarui: wow.. cannot believe that people do not care in France . It is really weird !

Marcie from Boston, United States

Amazing how the colors perfectly coordinate. Great eye..and wonderful capture!!!

27 Dec 2009 12:23pm

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Fantastic catch. Warm colors are great.

27 Dec 2009 12:29pm

lougris from France

After work !
Santa claus come home with is malamute !!! :) :) :)

27 Dec 2009 1:26pm

lougris from France

great great picture !!! :)

27 Dec 2009 1:27pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Beautiful dog. Built for cold weather.

27 Dec 2009 1:50pm

Bob from New Jersey, United States

looks like somebody I know, but the guy I know does not wear red shoes to walk his dog.

27 Dec 2009 2:16pm

Fusao from Tokyo, Japan

I like all his red items. and red ribbon behind him.

27 Dec 2009 2:36pm

Dilwenn from Bordeaux, France

Une belle photo où le maître et le chien semblent bien ensemble!
Bon dimanche!

27 Dec 2009 2:40pm

don from spokane, United States

I like the expectant look of the red-capped owner waiting...and waiting...and... Fine capture of "the" moment in this daily activity!

27 Dec 2009 2:54pm

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

Great shot and I like the snow coming down and that looks like a great dog! Thanks for the reminder!

27 Dec 2009 2:54pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

such a spectacular shot. it really draws you in . . .

27 Dec 2009 3:04pm

rian from mobile, United States

yep, especially if it's in snow too.. otherwise.. eeew... :D that's one nice candid street capture you got here.. :)

27 Dec 2009 3:22pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Super capture Mariana! A good message to all pet owners.... ;-)

27 Dec 2009 3:29pm

Tagazou from Montpellier, France

Dogs are a big problem in cities... donkey is not one in the country!

27 Dec 2009 3:34pm

jeanclaude from st mande 94160, France

certainly dog and the man are a great friends superb shot mariana

27 Dec 2009 3:42pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Mariana, I miss some sharpness to the man, have you done that deliberately to create speed .

27 Dec 2009 3:45pm

@Willem: It was snowing and I was at least 50 m far away from them. Btw . it is not a portrait of the man :))) Thx .

John from Geneva, United States

Catching an interesting charachter, no doubt - that's a lot of red for a guy to be wearing. Red shoes, red hat, red gloves, red sweatshirt.

27 Dec 2009 3:50pm

@John: typical Canadian ! Funny that the dog was not wearing his Christmas sweater !!! Many dogs you can see on the streets these days dressed up for the Christmas :))

Val37 from Tours, France

Excellent shot ! I hope you had a merry christmas !

27 Dec 2009 5:19pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Terrific title. I love the touches of red. Excellent composition.

27 Dec 2009 5:20pm

ruimnm from Portugal

Even the colors of Christmas...
A happy New Year 2010!

27 Dec 2009 5:31pm

eva from Rouen, France

funny title and picture ! well done Mariana !

27 Dec 2009 6:02pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

He must like red. Hat, gloves, shoes, lease.
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

27 Dec 2009 6:28pm

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

If only we could use your photograph on the bilboards in England, Mariana. Most owners simply allow their dogs to foul whenever and wherever they wish, and do not give a damn about clearing up. A neat , observant shot.

27 Dec 2009 6:31pm

Oscar from espira, France

The wolf of waterloo...

I like de contrast of red by white.

27 Dec 2009 6:52pm

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Beautiful composition, the dog also has the right has it's part of snow.

27 Dec 2009 7:12pm

Antoine from France

Superb photo. Colours are very beautiful.

27 Dec 2009 7:13pm

Jaap from Friesland, Netherlands

Nkice dog, nice guy, nice picture in color.

27 Dec 2009 7:30pm

françoisedu80 from France

Hello Mariana,
On est pas pressé de rentrer ,celà se comprend la neige c'est mieux pour jouer !!!!
Amitiés .

27 Dec 2009 8:09pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

a beautiful shot ,mariana ,and a very nice husky !!
kiss !

27 Dec 2009 8:32pm

@marc battault: thx Marc :)) kisses back :)

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

excelente composición y color!

27 Dec 2009 8:44pm

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

This is something we do all that we walk dogs! A very familiar scene for me! Mariana I like your picture!

27 Dec 2009 9:25pm

Veronelle from Lens, France

it is a beautifull couple in the snow

27 Dec 2009 10:03pm

Mr. Gilbert from from north to south of, Philippines

great photo mariana!

27 Dec 2009 11:09pm

Zeinab from Tehran, Iran

What a lovely and imposing dog! How could you stand so nearly? :)

27 Dec 2009 11:26pm

@Zeinab: thanks Zeinab ! Well, I was not so close to them as I was close in today's shot :))

uvaraj from New Jersey, United States

cool capture as always. like the sharp colors too. well done :)

28 Dec 2009 12:57am

@uvaraj: thx a lot :)

Ajay from Pune, India

Difficult to say who is the master? :-)

28 Dec 2009 1:18am

Ken from United States

Note to self: Don't look at Mariana's blog when eating.. :)

28 Dec 2009 1:46am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Dogs are so funny when they are choosing just the right spot. Sometimes, you just have to wait and wait till they decide. A very cool capture!

28 Dec 2009 4:43pm

Reno from Madrid-Paris, Spain

Good timing and a ironic the color of Santa Claus, it made me laugh (for the present of the dog to his master).

28 Dec 2009 7:37pm

Tina from Haverdal, Sweden

funny capture of the 2 friends

28 Dec 2009 11:00pm

Howard F. from South Pasadena, Calif., United States

ALWAYS pick up after your dogs, and why not do it in style, haha. That's what I enjoy about this time of year, the simplest thing all of a sudden became beautiful :) Nice shot.

29 Dec 2009 12:49am

shoti from Everywhere in the, Philippines

he he he my dog is probably just as stubborn or maybe even worse. this is cute!

29 Dec 2009 2:34am

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

lol -- yes, it must be done!

29 Dec 2009 3:07pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Great reds

1 Jan 2010 7:48pm

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

Looks to me as if he is prepared.

3 Jan 2010 10:07pm

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/125 second
ISO 80
17 mm