Knew this was a winner when I saw it on Flickr, nothing to do with a competition. As I said then, you're getting the hang of it in a big way. Congrats R
Thanks Alan. Your reaction on Flickr was a major boost to my confidence.
It was one of my lucky days. Because of my poor eyesight, I only 'see' things when they're right in front of me, and then I'm often too close to take a photograph.
In this case, man and dog were walking ahead of me. Bit scary really; big man and a dog with a very sturdy collar and chain. Till we all stood and waited for the lights to change, and I saw the dog look up with such an adoring expression on his face, that I knew I had to have that! Of course I was too late.
We continued in the same direction, camera ready to catch the moment, and to my delight, he sat down on a bench and they started their 'conversation.' All my birthdays at once: a (more or less) static subject (and a big one!), oozing tenderness.
It's just a great pic. I think it's the eye contact between the two that does it.
Thank you Graham. It was the utter devotion that attracted my attention.