Like I said, nothing easier to shoot than a dog, except a smiling baby.
But, what can I say. I love dogs. Don’t own any, but might at some point in my life.
This was from a project on border collies, up in the wilds of Wyoming, my old, part-time, stomping ground.
What is better than a dog? A dog that works!
What’s interesting looking back on these is the weather looks pretty good, and as you can see, I had some good sun. But typical Wyoming, it went from sun to driving, freezing rain in about ten minutes. I was shooting Pentax 645 for the black and white and a Canon 1v with a 300mm for the color and remember trying to keep the 300mm dry, which ended up being no easy feat. It was pouring, but the dogs never missed a beat, probably liked it, and when you see these images larger, the frames are filled with frozen water droplets and flying hair.
Uploading all these things to Flickr reminds me of just how many different subjects I photograph. It really is one of the best things about being an oddball photographer. I don’t have to do too much of any one thing.