What I enjoy about street photography is the unexpected. You walk for miles and hours with little to show when suddenly you are rewarded. I spotted this guy on Leeds market and asked if I could take his picture with some bananas but It was a bit mediocre so I asked for more animation . As ever it is the eyes that have it. I am not much good at posing formal portraits and that is why I love it when characters come up with something that I could never invent or imagine.
The long suffering Mrs P and I thought our dog days were over but we now baby sit Murphy our daughters Chinese Crested Powder Puff! Has a lovely nature but of late is nipping strangers with baggy trousers! Inspired by the great Elliot Erwitt and apoliogies to him I seem to be taking a lot more canine pictures. ( see my Big Apple gallery)
You should try it as I think they are easier than people apart from the risk of being bitten. Most owners are more than happy to assist such as the two below. However I did throw the ball myself so it was a lucky shot. The great thing about dogs are they usually always make eye contact which makes the picture. To see the world from their view I place the camera at their level and shoot blind so it is often pop luck. Perhaps I should carry a mat and lay down.