lazy dogs, Nicaragua
El Gigante Village, Nicaragua

The “Dog Days of Summer” is well illustrated in this image. Taken in a sleepy fishing village in Nicaragua one can’t help but feel the stillness (except for the young girl running in the background), laziness and heat in this picture and how important the pursuit of a good shady spot is in the middle of the day.

I also like the fact that taking a break from the ever present heat (aka ‘stress’) and grind of daily life is just as important as is chasing a dorado off the coast, a cat in the alley or the challenge to be productive. These dogs and that man in the shadow seem to understand that and what “Dog Days” are all about; either that or they just had one rough night!

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Technical details:

  • Bessa-L Voigtlander rangefinder camera
  • Voigtlander Super Wide-Heliar 15mm f/4.5 lens
  • Ektachrome E100VS 35mm slide film