Just two persons and a dog I saw in Ljubljana, capital of Slovenia. I don't know if they were talking about the weather, or about the man's dog or if maybe they were flirting. It was just one of those passing moments of daily life that can make you imagine any kind of story.
Here is a larger version.
For the title I was inspired by the photos of "conversations" that Will (willperrett) sometimes posts, but I didn't want to steal his word, so I opted for "small talk" instead. I had planned to call it "Dogs in Ljubljana", because the two workshops also show dogs from the same city, but then I realized I could use other photos for a short series of "small talk". There will be more of that kind in the coming week or two.
Nobody is talking at all in the WS photos. Just dogs thinking about life without wasting many words.
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Tue (43384) 2017-03-15 3:55
An excellent impression from this city with the encounter between the lady, the man and his dog. Their clothes, and especially the dog's pink coat, stand out so well against the shaded background. Well spotted, captured and composed.
snunney (106427) 2017-03-15 3:59
The lady seems to be looking down at the dog; it is often the case that when out walking the dog complete strangers will stop and chat. Anyway, this a charming daily life composition capturing a particular moment in time. I like the interaction between the three main protagonists; also the presence of the man in the background who nicely rounds out the scene. Good management of the rather difficult lighting conditions.
lousat (97497) 2017-03-15 4:00
Hi Gert. A memory from your fairly recent archive if we compare it with other images ... ehehe .. but really nice. The positive thing is that the two old persons do not need hearing aids, looking at the distance in which they are speaking. Then maybe they are already dead, it's been seven years, but at that time they were all lucky. Very nice also the picture of your second WS, mind power strips to 8 Euros seem to me quite expensive considering the quality and date of the photo.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
mayjayne (6914) 2017-03-15 4:03
A simple photo but sweet photo - a very keen observation on your side.
jhm (159891) 2017-03-15 5:29
Three wonderful pictures I am a great fan of dogs, but now to old for a young dog in house.
Wonderful composition, pleasant colours and nice sharpness.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
williewhistler (16490) 2017-03-15 5:44
this is a charming every day scene that is being played out all over the world I guess,the casually dressed couple are enjoying a moments conversation whilst the well cared for poodle sits patiently by.
The dogs in the WS are equally as important to the overall scene.
sacimar (28659) 2017-03-15 5:54
you captured an interesting moment here with this particular conversation, I like the scene, well seen and presented,
Nicou (150928) 2017-03-15 6:07
quelle image et vue quelle compo avec cette dame et cet homme un conversation ce chien sur le pavage ce bac vert le chien a une très belle couverture rose superbe scène et vue.
Bravo et amitié
Sergiom (88183) 2017-03-15 6:11
Comme toujours, les chiens sont un beau sujet pour entamer une conversation.Surtout lorsqu'ils sont aussi mignons et avec un chandail rose fait sur mesure. Belle scène de vie quotidienne.
kordinator (22489) 2017-03-15 6:25
Slovenia is a beautiful country with beautiful nature and high standards of ecology.
This is a beautiful scene of a pair of elderly people and a small dog.
Truly beautiful texture of pavement.
I told Ljubljana is beautiful and clean city.
I like atmosphere and colors on this your wonderful photos.
Very beautiful pictures visually, and high quality.
Two stunning photos in the workshop.
Fis2 (106256) 2017-03-15 6:39
Nice scene from daily life.
Good POV, composition and colors.
jmdias (68605) 2017-03-15 6:53
the gestual and the poses of these models are perfect. curious the distance between them, looks as if the lady was trying to avoid to stay near the dog. nice compo, full of life and well done.
papagolf21 (109160) 2017-03-15 7:23
Bonjour, cher Gert,
Très bonne photo d'une scène de la vie quotidienne, une discussion s'installe sur quel sujet ? En tout cas, je pense que l'objet porte sur le chien bien sage.
Des moments de la vie qui ont leur importance.
pajaran (65682) 2017-03-15 8:03
Interesantan i lep pogled, dobar tekst ...
Dobar rad sa lepim fotografijama u radionici, lepo pokazano mesto sa psima i posetiocima, dobar kontrast i ostrina, lepe boje, lepo uhvaceni trenuci.
Lepi ljubimci, psi.
Lepo popodne i sve njabolje.
Interesting and beautiful view, a good text ...
Good work with beautiful photographs in the workshop, shown a nice place with dogs and visitors, good contrast and sharpness, beautiful colors, beautiful moments captured.
Beautiful pets, dogs.
Nice afternoon and all the best.
COSTANTINO (69590) 2017-03-15 8:39
Hello dear Gert and have a nice time
just two persons and a dog
a shot without description
sometines a shot is
one thousand words
ikeharel (78193) 2017-03-15 8:48
Nicely taken picture of the encounter, they look as they knowing each other, Gert.
The dog is the protagonist here, the lady was referring to it, maybe talking as most do at such a moment.
Lovely photo, good afternoon,
Royaldevon (43287) 2017-03-15 9:04
I have always thought that dogs are a great way of making friends. All the people in my village who have dogs know one another very well as they constantly meet up and have a chat whilst their dogs sniff each other intimately!
I reckon this man has dressed his dog to attract a woman admirer! There is obviously a lot of contact going on between the human participants!
It's a sweet shot, well composed, good depth and for me, the beginning of a narrative!
My warm regards,
rychem (42530) 2017-03-15 9:33
This is really a photo to imagine the subject of the talk, I dont know, want the woman to accost a dog or a man?
Very nice daily life scene, I can see you are lover of dogs :)
danos (103082) 2017-03-15 9:45
nice the snapshot with the two old people to chatting in the park with the dog to be the main theme of them,i think.A beautiful and charmy snapshot taking place almost all around the world.
kasianowak (10405) 2017-03-15 10:33
It's seems to be a series within a series - first it was neglected digital photos, now branching out to become small talk situations. Good idea, those kind of scenes show the real life in the places we visit.
Definitely there is a story behind it, as there is in the WS images, especially the one where the dog and owner are looking in the same direction which makes me wonder what they saw there...
Ps. Thank you for the last critique and the fav. I didn't take any photos of you. :-(
cornejo (46708) 2017-03-15 10:55
Hello Gert, very good photo of this interesting scene of daily life, very well captured in this interesting image, with good clarity, light, color and quality. A great work perfectly done, my congratulations, my friend. Thank you for sharing this interesting work.
Good night and happy rest of week.
All the best from the south of Spain.
macjake (72447) 2017-03-15 12:39
do you know if they were a couple? or just a couple of people passing by each other perhaps.
if we look into the depths of the shot there are several people walking around in various directions, i like that. goes to show how people go-about their daily lives when nobody really pays any attention. I like the checkered ground too, that adds alot. cheers
carlo62 (54870) 2017-03-15 15:51
la scenetta è simpatica, sembra che la signora stia spiegando qualcosa al signore seduto, ma quest'ultimo sembra non capire, in compenso il cane ha già capito tutto...
Simpatiche anche le foto del ws, una bella serie.
alvaraalto (20326) 2017-03-16 3:30
Splendid observation immortalized with this beautiful, amusing picture.
The dog is maybe cute but the faces of the two elderly people is fantastic and the highlight of the scene.
Have a nice day
Cricri (125786) 2017-03-16 10:33
Trois superbe belle images, moi qui aime les chiens c'est un plaisir a voir, j'aime aussi la conversation des deux personnes , belle présentation
GyurMaster (7283) 2017-03-16 11:16
Three dogs in one post? Of course you will get a full smiley from me! I really like the WS photos too: as a dog owner I know that sometimes dogs are thinking about life accompanied by deep sighs after eating their meal and leaning next to their owner's leg. :)
emka (106608) 2017-03-16 15:19
Hello Gert, Three pictures with dogs! all of them delightful, with nice colours and beautifully composed. i like most the one with the nice building in the background. But this dog in tthe pink dress is so cute. I suppose that the lady speaks to the dog rather than its owner. Nice pictures with many details to look at.
Why the flights are so early? Tomorrow I have to get up at three a.m.
ricardomattos (8065) 2017-03-16 17:44
Lovely composition and architecture too. I also love dogs and they are beautiful here. I guess every person who takes good care of dogs is a good person.
adramad (49470) 2017-03-17 7:57
A nice street scene, the lady says something to the gentleman, perhaps about the lovely little dog at his feet. Nice place with large flower beds and plants.
Colorful, sharpness and brightness are captured excellently.
Very good composition, magnificent presentation.
Have a good weekend.
Silvio1953 (152823) 2017-03-17 9:02
Ciao Gert, nice scene,excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
saxo042 (37966) 2017-03-17 9:11
Den här hunden verkar ju inte vara någon pitbull men damen håller sig på ett behörigt avstånd. Trevliga bilder ur vardagslivet.
mcmtanyel (28936) 2017-03-17 21:18
What a nice daily life photo with vivid colors. I am sure the lady is admiring the pooch's pink shirt.
npecanhuk (78475) 2017-03-18 5:03
Lovely daily life moment that you photographed so well!
Sharpness, exposure, colors and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy the week-end,
mehrdad-t (3928) 2017-03-18 11:28
This photo is truly amazing.
really beautiful work.
PaulVDV (32587) 2017-03-18 11:46
The red building on the picture in the workshop is the most famous building of all Ljubljana, the Franciscan Church of the Annunciation. You were probably distracted by those dogs so that you forgot this. I rather risk stepping on the tail of a dog while taking pictures of buildings :)
On the main picture it looks like the lady was flirting with the dog but he wasn't interested at all. This while the man had an attitude of 'This is my dog!'.
Best regards, Paul
bukitgolfb301 (45111) 2017-03-18 16:23
Hi dear Gert
So heartwarming image indeed, reflecting with your high sense and inspiration. Two aged people seem to be so calm. Perfect framework and best composition in sharp and clear presentation.
All the best and have a good day! Takero
ChrisJ (117715) 2017-03-20 16:26
The small well cared for dog is a strong focal point in this shot. Good sharpness and the cyclist in the distance top right is another point of interest. The elderly couple in the fg park bookend the shot and add balance to the compo. Tfs!
pierrefonds (71051) 2017-03-21 13:04
You have captured well the inter-action between the woman and the men, also the smiling expression. The point of view is showing the details of there clothings. It is clear and sharp. Have a nice day.
jean113 (5673) 2017-03-22 14:11
Hello Gert, the two people are perfectly placed in your composition.Their body language is great, we can imagine their conversation, whilst the little dog in its' pink coat looks on.
They obviously were totally unaware of you!