Poitiers market, Sunday 13th March. I was very taken with this handsome dog, particularly the golden dots above his eyes.
I asked his owner – who was three sheets to the wind and in a genial mood – for his permission before taking the photo. It is against the law in France to photograph a person without their consent. While it is not illegal to photograph their animals, it is wiser and polite to ask, if the owner is present. Generally I have found people are happy to agree, but don’t take it for granted.