A perfect demonstration of the classic phrase ‘man’s best friend’. I stumbled upon this scene on a chilly Sunday morning at Conservatory Water in Central Park where a man was spending quality time with his two shaggy dogs. I don’t have a dog, but I’ve been in this exact position many times. I remember the feeling of contentment that this place can give you when it’s quiet and calm before the crowds come out, and I tried to capture that familiar feeling in this photograph. Taken with a Carl Zeiss 100mm f2 Makro Planar, which is not typically considered a street photography lens, but I’m discovering that it excels for this purpose in places like New York City where it’s difficult to get close to your subjects without ruining the moment.