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Ted Szukalski

Gallery of fine art photography.

Pigeon Queen


This photograph, which I have titled the “Pigeon Queen” is one of all time favourites of mine. The older woman surrounded by the pigeons. They were crowding around her, sitting on her hands and coming close to her head as if in an attempt of a thank you kiss. I am sure these sky rats were fed very well by the lady and all that affection had a very down to earth reasons in shape of bread crumbs. There are a lot of dynamic elements here created by the pigeons, with the main focus in shape of the bird with folded forward wings just about to land in front of the woman’s face. And then, there is her look. No, she is not looking at me. She has her gaze firmly set on the bird sitting on her arm. Quite a special scene – fairytale like.

How to get to the other side?


I watched this smartly dressed, attractive woman with some amusement. She was scratching her head in a very round way looking at the traffic and trying to time her best moment to cross the road. Mind you, a normal pedestrian crossing with traffic lights was just few meters away.