I have taken the image in the direction of a vintage photograph as the scene called to my mind portraits from the 40's and 50's wherein a country gentleman is photographed with a favorite, beloved hunting dog.
Paul and Roamer are best buds and spend hours upon hours together at the marina owned by Paul and his family. We were attending the Christmas party of a mutual friend at the marina, when evening light cast a soft glow across the boatyard. I grabbed Paul and said, "Hey, how about a pic with your best bud?" The two graciously accommodated me, wherein I expected nothing more than the typical snapshot. However, when I opened the image on my computer, I was deeply moved by what I saw: an image radiating with loyalty, trust, unconditional love and unspoken understanding between human and beast.