Today, the second day of summer and it’s getting warm and muggy.

This photo was made when it was cold (for Vancouver) in mid-December. It was around -5°C/23°F for a few days. At the park, the pond froze. The ice wasn’t thick enough for people to play or skate on the pond. So the Park Board put a few signs: ‘Danger — Keep Off’.

This couple and their beagle were on the ‘Danger — Keep Off’ pond.

  • Is the ice thick enough for the Beagle?
  • I don’t know if the guy noticed the sign before, but he’s reading it now and he’s not moving away.

I can already hear “Hey! watch this…” and something bad always happen…

Man Risking his Beagle's Life

Man Risking his Beagle’s Life


Before (left) and after (right) as processed with Darktable 2.0.4

Before (left) and After (right)

Camera: Canon 7D ISO 100 and 1/100s
Lens: Canon 70-200 f/4L IS @75mm and f/4.5
Processed with Darktable 2.0.4: