The Man with the Dogs by Kofoed

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You may think this is inspired by Dennis Gay’s “Dog Day Afternoon”, and it is in some ways. But I should have taken it anyway.
This man and his dogs I meet quite often. It’s really amazing to watch how he’s in contact with his dogs. They always run free without leashes, both on the beach and in the streets. I’ve seen him in busy streets on a bicycle with his dogs running freely on the pavement. He doesn’t seem to say a word to them, it just appears as if they are in perfect understanding. Even a cat crossing won’t lift an eyebrow on them.
When I meet them with my little dog on the beach, I first used to be nervous, but they don’t seem to care about my little, and sometimes annoying, dog.
He used to have five of them, but one must be retired, or maybe even buried.

Aperture priority programme
Spot metering
1/200 second
ISO 100

RAW capture, processed in Camera RAW and PS Elements.



beach, bornholm, dogs, gla, golden, landscape, sand, seascapes, silhoutte

Based on the Danish island of Bornholm.

Shoots in RAW, process in Lightroom.

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  • Antanas
    Antanasover 6 years ago


  • Kofoed
    Kofoedover 6 years ago

    Thank you very much, Antanas. And thanks so much for favouriting this. That’s a great honour.

  • Jonicool
    Jonicoolover 6 years ago

    Such a great capture of man & his best friends, love the tones!

  • Kofoed
    Kofoedover 6 years ago

    Thank you very much, Joni. As always, your nice comments are greatly appreciated.

  • Rosalie Dale
    Rosalie Daleover 6 years ago

    This is so appealing – minimal colours, great light (silhouetted figures) and it tells a story, even without your excellent narrative.

  • Gilberte
    Gilberteover 6 years ago

    Excellent Kofoed and a good souvenir for you because it is real; you know the man and his dogs

  • GailD
    GailDover 6 years ago

    The lighting & colours are just great. Great work Kofoed.

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsover 6 years ago

    Excellent job on the colors and composition, love the silhouettes.

  • George Lenz
    George Lenzover 6 years ago

    cool contrast with the freighter in the background…. nice one…

  • Madeline M  Allen
    Madeline M Allenover 6 years ago

    Fantastic composition and colors !! Well Done!!!

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