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What a fun shot! The subjects of the man and dog provide an interesting topic. I like the angle--shooting from below the eye level of the seated man. The B&W conversion is nice...though I think it could have a bit more tonal range.
I think what I like about this image most is the similarities and contrasts one can draw between the man and his dog. I like that they are alike in their glasses, their shaggy beard and fur, and the repetition of design in the dog's vest, the man's shirt and his tattoo.
The background, however, is a distraction. As much as I want to keep looking at the man the two oncoming walkers demand a lot of attention. A few moments later they would have cleared the field of view. Even if it remained a crowded site, having people walking away from the camera would be better, in my opinion. Perhaps, too, a shallower depth of field would have blurred the surroundings enough to keep the attention more fully on the subjects.
Clearly "street" and sufficiently in the moment to feel candid despite the direct gaze of the man. Overall, I like this image a lot and enjoy the momentary glimpse at this interesting character.
Congratulation on a well-placed image as a new member!