Hot Dog Day at Lullingstone Park

August 04, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Lullingstone ParkLullingstone Park

It was hot enough to melt the tarmac. The Dog is giving credence to the expression 'dog tired' - he looks like he is about to keel over and his tongue is nearly down to the floor* 

Kate is obviously built of more resilient stuff judging by the look on her face.

I don't normally centre the subject but I am particularly pleased with the framing on this photo. Everything leads to Kate, the track, the verges, the trees, even the speccy clouds to the left. Also centre-right the road curves to... what? The mystery is off camera and not dead centre. Obviously all of this had to be decided in a split second otherwise the The Dog would have been past along with the opportunity.

What an interesting place this park is. Used to bring the children down here 20 years ago. Nothing seems to have changed except the snotty kids serving in the cafe. That maybe my tolerance levels changing though. Back out in the park golfers and walkers and dogs seem to co-exist OK.

[From (my) memory - Camera: Fuji X100, manual focus, ISO200, proceessed via Silver Efex Pro 2, RAW, 26/07/2014]

* For the record and animal rights. Kate is holding a collapsible water bowl and carrying 1.5l of tap water. The Dog also had to be leashed just around the corner for potential crimes against a golf ball in a bunker. As usual, the old tart is mugging for the camera. Some things never change...


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