''The Barkeeper's Friend'' by Ḃḭṙḡḭṫṫä ∞

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A lone pigeon awaits a crumb or two on a rainy New York park bench.
The man in the background jumped out of the frame when he saw me crawling up to the bird on my knees. (I wonder why..heheh..)

Park Ave.
New York City

Canon Rebel XSI
Sigma 17-70
Handheld/Manual/GIMP

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birgitta, pigeon, bird, streetscape, city, new york, manhattan, black and white, park bench, rain, snow, water, sidewalk, journalism, photojournalism, street scene, new york city

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Comments

  • geof
    geofalmost 3 years ago

    beautiful work – you scared off the man but not the bird – that’s a bit of a turnaround.

  • Haa…you raise a good point. :) it wouldn’t be the first time I’ve scared off a man…heheh..

    – Ḃḭṙḡḭṫṫä ∞

  • trueblvr
    trueblvralmost 3 years ago

    it does make you wonder dosent it!! good capture though

  • Thanks. :) I got a few wild stares, but that’s always the fun part.

    – Ḃḭṙḡḭṫṫä ∞

  • Maree Cardinale
    Maree Cardinalealmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful work Birgitta. Love it.

  • Thanks, Maree, I appreciate you checking it out.

    – Ḃḭṙḡḭṫṫä ∞

  • brucecharles77
    brucecharles77almost 3 years ago

    Your comments make the fine work even more interesting!! Way to go.

  • Thanks, Bruce! I appreciate that. :)

    – Ḃḭṙḡḭṫṫä ∞

  • batchesnaps
    batchesnapsalmost 3 years ago

    Nice shot

  • Thanks, Scott. :)

    – Ḃḭṙḡḭṫṫä ∞

  • Karl Tattersall
    Karl Tattersallalmost 3 years ago

    Looks like it’s been a hard day at work!! Poor Mr. Pigeon.

  • Thanks. :)

    – Ḃḭṙḡḭṫṫä ∞

  • Yep. I felt sorry for the little guy..

    – Ḃḭṙḡḭṫṫä ∞

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1almost 3 years ago

    Awesome composition and capture!

  • Thank you, my dear. (Boy I have missed you!)

    – Ḃḭṙḡḭṫṫä ∞

  • Antanas
    Antanasalmost 3 years ago

    great capture

  • Thanks so much, Antanas. Always a pleasure to have a visit from you. :)

    – Ḃḭṙḡḭṫṫä ∞

  • billyboy
    billyboyalmost 3 years ago

    The bird knows they’re gonna take over the world in the fullness of time, probably sooner than later. You can see it in his dominant stance, wide-eyed arrogance and total disregard for the human. Which is probably the real reason why the guy decided to piss off.
    Totally Hitchcockian (as if I didn’t know what flick you watched last night :-), I love your dark room style processing and selective DOF which, intentional or not, puts emphasis on the gap between master and eventual slave.
    In fact, looks like old Alfred’s done another cameo appearance far in the background, just above center…
    Coohohohohohohohool work (did that sound like a pidgeon??)

  • You know, I’ve been hooked on those Alfred Hitchcock mini-episodes for days now. Between that and the Twilight Zone, they’re the reason for my (semi) obsession with shadows/dark tones I think. The DOF was intentional (good ole Sigma 17-70)- I always shoot in manual too, so you only have a few seconds to compose everything on-the-fly (and get your exposure right and all of that other stuff). When you’re already scrambling on your knees in the rain, well…it be quite the challenge to shoot in manual, but I like the control. :)

    wide-eyed arrogance <<<< Ha. I busted out loud on that one. (You nut..)

    – Ḃḭṙḡḭṫṫä ∞

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstonealmost 3 years ago

    I love this shot, so good to see it again :)

  • Thanks, Mel. :) I’m a habitual offender in the reposting department I’m afraid. (Guilty as charged!)

    – Ḃḭṙḡḭṫṫä ∞

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