Day five of Photo 101 brings from Cheri the combination of Solitude and The Rule of Thirds.
This first Friday in March being a day for a big three: Picking up the monthly prescriptions from my friend Jen at Dougherty Pharmacy 35 miles down the road in Morrisville, writing a magazine feature story and attending the Syracuse Area Music Awards as a presenter this evening, solitude is not bursting out all over.
Yet the collection set down by our beloved rescue mutt Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle in the accumulated snow in the backyard of the Little Bitty shared by my dear wife Karen and I in the Syracuse city neighborhood of Eastwood caught my eye and my fancy.
Ellie B has her run of the porch and the fence yard once I let her out and return to my business inside. I wonder if she feels a sense of solitude? I know she’s hauled out her bone, a small painter’s roller and one of two gloves a workman who installed a screen to our French door mistakenly left behind this winter.
After I ventured back out to let her in, that scene, with the small shadow of early afternoon looked lonely and lovely enough to catch my eye. So Ellie’s trio of dropped possessions became my subject for today’s mash-up of solitude and the rule of thirds.
Do you have a pet who drags things in and out of your yard? What odd items have you found placed outside by your pet? How might you have played this scene differently photographically?