This is the first of two portraits of my wife and our dog, and as usual I've posted my least favourite of the two first.

As for the dog: regular visitors will realise they've not seen it before. We've had him for about two months and he's now 14 months old (I think). He was previously owned by an elderly couple who couldn't manage to look after him so we gave him a home. And I would have posted a shot of him sooner but, whenever we take him out, he acts like a hyperactive kangaroo on crack; i.e. leaping around in a way not really conducive to good portraiture ;-)

As for this shot: when I first produced it I really liked it, but since then my wife and I have had a slight difference of opinion about it so I'd welcome your usual thoughtful commentary. One thing that would help: what does the image evoke for you? Or, maybe, what thoughts/feelings do you think are going through my wife's head? The issue here is that my wife, IMO, is reading the picture on the basis of something that I don't think the picture conveys ... if that makes sense. Anyway, let me know what you think.

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1.19pm on 5/12/04
Canon 20D
EF 17-40 f/4L USM
40mm (64mm equiv.)
f/14.0
1/125
shutter priority
+0.0
evaluative
100
no
RAW
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no
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