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Billy & Bones by hilaryw

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My apologies for not having a description of this work and thank-you for all the lovely comments.

Billy and Bones the dog were inseparable.
This shot was taken after Billy’s diagnosis of cancer. It symbolises what eventually happened.

Music was a big thing in Billy’s life.

Billy survived 4 years of illness before he died, leaving Bones his companion. Even though Bones was looked after, after Billy’s death, she also died 4 weeks later, from what we assume was a broken heart. It was terribly sad.

This image was taken 2 years before they died

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canberra photographer, portraiture

Comments

  • Neil Messenger
    Neil Messengeralmost 4 years ago

    excellent image, great tones, good composition, great depth and an amusing image

  • Elma Claassen
    Elma Claassenalmost 4 years ago

    Interesting!

  • Brian Roscorla
    Brian Roscorlaalmost 4 years ago

    just love it the dog says it all

  • Citizen
    Citizenalmost 4 years ago

    intriguing

  • Laurie Search
    Laurie Searchalmost 4 years ago

    Awww, I love this!!!!

  • carol brandt
    carol brandtalmost 4 years ago

    top shelf shot… excellent employment of lighting… one only sees afterward the figure receding down the hallway… fab composition and framing… and something else that lifts this photograph into upper realms, can’t quite put my finger on it… something surreal here, a sense of static unreality that I strongly suspect wouldn’t work in colour but comes through in b/w… brilliant.

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaalmost 4 years ago

    lol brilliant !

  • bayside2
    bayside2almost 4 years ago

    a contemporary piece with ‘period’ feel. dogs don’t really date do they! clean and sharp where it matters.

  • Soxy Fleming
    Soxy Flemingalmost 4 years ago

    dogs certainly don’t date, particularly ones that play piano

  • Peter Zentjens
    Peter Zentjensalmost 4 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous black & white with a very natural mood & feel. Love it.

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