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Sunday at Crufts #1

Well it’s the final day and I must admit I’m getting a feeling of dog photography fatigue.

It’s Hounds and Terriers today and I’ve been doing the usual thing of arriving in the morning, entering one of the halls and working my way around, especially the showing areas.

Although I’ve got no brief or deadlines with this project, I’m trying to keep the coverage up to date with a blog post/pictures at roughly the same time each day so that all the people I’ve spoken to, photographed their dogs and given my card to, have something to look out for when they get back each evening.

The hits on the site have gone up and up this week and this is all good. If you are reading this, please can you pass this blogsite on to any of your friends, Facebook groups, dog-owners groups, dog businesses or anybody else who may be interested.

I’m writing this in the press room and there’s a few more people here today, I expect in anticipation of the Best In Show to come later. I’m going to shoot it from one of the press seats. Personally, I don’t find photographing in the arena particularly rewarding. Getting a little elevated can help (photographically) with a clean background, but you can be a bit far off at times so we’ll see. At ringside you can get a bit closer, but then you have all the advertising in the background and as I’m not shooting for a sponsor, this is pretty unappealing anyway.

The presentation shot of the winner will be handy to have but I expect like most of these things, it will become a bit of a bun fight. Yesterday I photographed all the people with cameras photographing one of the Best in Breed presentations and a guy said to me, “there’s the picture mate” pointing at the winners. I told him I thought the picture had been covered well enough by everybody else, but he probably did know best.

Time for a cup of coffee before venturing into the main arena, to sit with the other snappers, who no doubt will blast the hell out the proceedings from 50 yards away. I’ll try to pick my moments.

Airedale Terrier

Airedale Terrier

Lily The Pink, Airedale Terrier

Lily The Pink, Airedale Terrier

Alphonse, Kerry Blue Terrier

Alphonse, Kerry Blue Terrier

Ghillie, Skye Terrier

Ghillie, Skye Terrier

Biggles, Skye Terrier

Biggles, Skye Terrier

Tinkerbell, Maltese

Tinkerbell, Maltese

Tinkerbell, Maltese

Tinkerbell, Maltese

Max, Welsh Terrier

Max, Welsh Terrier

Max, Welsh Terrier

Max, Welsh Terrier

Falcon, Bedlington Terrier

Falcon, Bedlington Terrier

Parker, Bedlington Terrier

Parker, Bedlington Terrier

Stitch, Parson Russell Terrier

Stitch, Parson Russell Terrier

Duster, Parson Russell Terrier

Duster, Parson Russell Terrier

Cactus, Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

Cactus, Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

Louie, Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

Louie, Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

Monty, Manchester Terrier

Monty, Manchester Terrier

Skye, Manchester Terrier

Skye, Manchester Terrier

Etta, Bedlington Terrier

Etta, Bedlington Terrier

Maddy, Dandie Dinmont Terrier

Maddy, Dandie Dinmont Terrier

Alfie, Dandie Dinmont Terrier

Alfie, Dandie Dinmont Terrier

Pukka, Norfolk Terrier

Pukka, Norfolk Terrier

Beulah, Miniature Bull Terrier

Beulah, Miniature Bull Terrier

Hoskins, Bull Terrier

Hoskins, Bull Terrier

Celeste & Archie, Cesky Terriers

Celeste & Archie, Cesky Terriers

Milly, Cesky Terrier

Milly, Cesky Terrier

Shane, Mischa & Elsa, Pyrenean Mountain Dogs

Shane, Mischa & Elsa, Pyrenean Mountain Dogs

Sloughi

Sloughi

Taffy & Atticus, Bloodhounds

Taffy & Atticus, Bloodhounds

Tigger, Whippet

Tigger, Whippet

Obe & Tigger, Whippets

Obe & Tigger, Whippets

Katie, Whippet

Katie, Whippet

Sasha (left) & Suzie, Miniature Smooth-Haired Daschund

Sasha (left) & Suzie, Miniature Smooth-Haired Daschund

Miniature Smooth-Haired Daschund

these three pics of Miniature Smooth-Haired Daschund, include Syrup, Trouble, Ripple, Brin & Woody (but in not in that order!)

Miniature Smooth-Haired Daschund

Miniature Smooth-Haired Daschund

Miniature Smooth-Haired Daschund

Miniature Smooth-Haired Daschund

Annabel, Long-Haired Daschund

Annabel, Long-Haired Daschund

Jasper & Eric, Afghan Hounds

Eric (left) & Jasper, Afghan Hounds

Jasper & Eric, Afghan Hounds

Eric (left) & Jasper, Afghan Hounds

Whippet

Whippet

Irish Wolfhound

Irish Wolfhound

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  1. Clair Pearce
    March 12, 2012 at 12:56 am

    Hi great pictures of Eric & Jasper, but you have the names the wrong way round. Jasper is the black one and Eric the gold.

    • March 12, 2012 at 9:26 am

      Hi Clair, I’ve adjusted the names. Glad you like the pics.

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