This is Woody a two year old Cocker Spaniel over on the Ridgeway having great fun with the ball flinger.
From afar, I was intrigued by his outfit and found out later that it was a trouser suit by Cosipet. According to the owner, it’s the “Greatest invention ever. Saves all the bathing, knots and muddy floors.”
Wonder if I could get Barney into one of those?
After watching last night’s “The Secret Life of Dogs” on ITV1, I’ve been prompted to post this picture of Barney at Cooden Beach in mid-shake. There’s nothing new in this sort of picture, but it’s very hit and miss trying to photograph it. Apparently, there’s a sort of corkscrew motion going on, starting at the head and working it’s way down the body. Whatever it is, don’t be near it once it starts, or you’re gonna get wet!
Also check out Carli Davidson for some lovely studio pics of contorted dog faces during a shake.
This is Tilly, a greyhound/lurcher that I photographed just before the snow came. Love her stripey, coloured coat.
Hopefully, my new website should be up and running soon. The blog will still feature, so the dogs that I photograph out and about will be posted regularly. The idea is to upload all the pics I’ve shot so far in the past 18 months or so since the blog began and you’ll be able to view these by date and they’ll be tagged with the dog’s name. You’ll also be able to order prints and other framed products a lot more easily, straight from the new website without being transferred to another site.
So, bear with me. The site is nearly ready to go and I’m working my way through boring stuff like domain names and ‘pointing nameservers’. You have to be such a geek to get anywhere these days.
Here’s Newton the Golden Retriever bounding towards Barney this morning near the bomb crater. He’s a very handsome boy.
Here’s a camera phone pic of little Macy, a seven month old Jug (Jack Russell/Pug X) outside the Tunbridge Wells Sports Centre. We (as dog owners) were doing the swimming pool-child-pick-up-thing while the dogs were happily checking each other out. Like the dog print Joules wellies!
Just had to get out early this morning. In anticipation of me being gone a long time and with no breakfast inside, my lovely wife even made me a flask of coffee. Barney very quickly sensed that a Sunday morning lie in was not on the cards and he was champing at the bit. We headed over the Ridgeway, down the pathway to Pennington Road and across the road on to Hilly Fields. I love it over there. If you get there early, it’s very peaceful and the sun is so low at this time of year giving the crisp, frosty ground a lovely a glow. I’m always on the look out for nice light and found some great ‘bands’ of light where the trees were casting long shadows. I’m certainly building an immense portfolio of pictures of Barney carrying sticks and logs. It’s rather charming because that’s what he does and he obviously enjoys it. Other people often comment on how cute it all looks and say things like, “look at the size of the stick he’s carrying” and I usually reply with, “that’s nothing, you should have seen the one he was carrying last week.” I like to ‘big up’ my boy.
Not all my dog photography sessions end with the dog falling in a fountain but this is what happened to Bobby, an eight month old Westie/Bichon Frise X. We were nearing the end of a session at Dunorlan Park with Bobby posing on one of the plinths by the fountain, when he decided to get a closer look. In a water nympth-like jesture, Bobby sort of just plopped into the water but was quickly grabbed upon by the owner before the weeds could get hold of him. Poor, young Bobby took on the apperance of a drowned rat while three grown adults couldn’t stop laughing. Still, no damage done and we now know that Bobby can swim.