#72 Isaac & Widget

#72 Isaac & Widget by haggisandchips
#72 Isaac & Widget, a photo by haggisandchips on Flickr.

Via Flickr:

I’m not one for going dewy eyed over cute dogs but a week or two ago I came home and told Mrs H&C about the cutest dog that I’d seen at lunchtime – you should have taken a photograph she told me …

… today I saw the same dog again and unable to resist I decided to "stranger" its owner. Isaac readily agreed to the photo but I don’t think he realised at first that I meant a photograph of him and a separate photograph of Widget but after explaining about the project he was perfectly happy so I took two shots of him and then set about the task of trying to photograph a somewhat excitable puppy. I managed two shots but then a young lady that I’d spotted across the street looking somewhat interested came over and interrupted to ask if she could stroke the dog.

The interruption came just as I was starting to strike up a conversation with Isaac and probably cut things quite short but I have to be honest that it was the dog that had caught my attention and with diptych already in my mind I most definitely got what I wanted out of this encounter. Nonetheless, I am pretty pleased with my photo of Isaac as well – which is 100% straight out of camera.

What I did find out is that Widget doesn’t belong to Isaac – it’s his boss’s dog and it’s 32 … eh? … this turned out to be Isaac’s age and after we’d sorted out the confusion I learned that the dog is about 4 months old. Isaac looked vaguely familiar to me and coupled with the fact that I was only 50 yards from my office and the last time I saw Widget I was even closer I asked Isaac if he worked in the same building (there are about 15-20 small companies in the building) but this was the point that the lady interrupted and I never got the answer to that one. I expect to bump into Isaac again though.

Isaac – thanks very much for taking part in my project today – I hope you like the image and if you want a copy of the individual shot of you for whatever reason then let me know.
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Please feel free to provide constructive critique on the technical aspects of this photograph.

This picture is #72 in my 100 strangers project. Find out more about the project and see pictures taken by other photographers at the 100 Strangers Flickr Group page

About Ivor Potter

Ivor is a keen amateur photographer. Having completed a project called 100 Strangers, Ivor now finds himself spending much of his time approaching people going about their daily lives to photograph them and find out a little about what makes them tick.
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