For today’s #photo101 ‘Solitary’, we are encouraged to think about the rule of thirds to emphasise the isolation of the theme. Ideally this therefore should have been a more distant shot but it was necessary to be close-up as there were a number of passers-by surrounding the Paddington statue. I’m pleased with the straightness of the image as too often I have a lopsided lean and I like the way his hat counterbalances the cranes in the background.paddington_bear_thamesPaddington Bear is a Peruvian stowaway who made it to the eponymous station with a floppy hat, suitcase and polite note to the finder to ‘please look after this bear, thank-you’. I feel that the busy background highlights the tearfulness of feeling lost and isolated in London before finding friends and family

Note: This ‘Fragile’ bear is one of 50 different Paddingtons scattered around London to be auctioned to raise money for the NSPCC – see the Paddington Trail

9 thoughts on “Fragile

  1. How cute! I love him. Well done, shooting something white isn’t always easy. And I’m off to check out the trail. I haven’t seen any of these, though I’ve been visiting some of the current bus trail.

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