Undercover dog

Dachshund_under_raincoat

Crossing Soho one afternoon, I found this Dachshund lying on a bench. Sheltered from the cold, she seemed happy to watch the world go by.

The scene had the makings of a good picture : an appealing dog, unexpectedly lying under a raincoat, with an uncluttered background. The only drawback was the light. With the sun behind a cloud, it was dull.

Hoping the light would improve, I chatted to the owner and waited – until warm frontal light came streaming over my shoulder. In the late afternoon sunshine I managed three or four shots, before the curtain came down. The sun had dropped behind a nearby building.

For me, reading the light is one of the most challenging – and sometimes frustrating – aspects of photography. If you’d like to share your experiences, do leave a comment.

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