I decided to visit the observation terrace under the flagpost, popular with tourists, photographers and filmmakers. Someone promised me spectacular elevated vistas onto the landmark Kelvingrove Park and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and the city of Glasgow.
Although there was a promise of sunshine earlier, it rapidly grew quite overcast – not the perfect light for cityscapes but nice enough for urban visual stories of people and dogs.
I noticed a little group of Glaswegians, two men in conversation about web software design and a young girl playing with her collie dog. “The good old girl”, she said.
Despite her age, the dog was very keen on fetching the ball and persistently carried it up the steep hill to the flagpole, again and again. She seemed to enjoy herself so much!
My heart melted. I decided to linger on to photograph this little interaction scene while exploring some figure/urban landmark composition variations and symmetries.