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started out early

I woke up an hour early so I could get to the park before work. I've always been a night owl, so this is a big change for me. I didn't even need the alarm to go off, because I was so excited to get to the park.

Dogs - I love them so much, and miss having one. Seeing the new pups in the park was very tempting. The one year old standard poodle had an adorable bouncy run. I never really appreciated poodles in the past. They are lovely dogs. The mixed puppy in 7, 8 and 9 is a dream dog. Smart, friendly, attentive and so beautiful.

Somebody remind me of all the reasons not to get a dog. Please.

chi bop

throw it! throw it! throw it!

I'll be running up that hill no problem.



new kid

What you say?

gonna be a really good dog

stop! thief!

You'll never get your ball back sucka!

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    • # Toby Hinshaw

      Number 8 is so amazing. The exposure is dead on and the expression on the puppy's face if wonderful.

      2007.06.10 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Carley

      I love this set! The dogs are adorable....and the shot of the person practicing qigong in the park is lovely!

      2007.06.10 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # M

      "What you say?" is fabulous...I think I must post a few puppy photos, too.

      2007.06.09 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Mhannah55

      love the puppy shots. i like the black and white...it definitely highlights the great exposure and light.

      2007.06.08 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Julia Gotz

      Yes, I see how the puppy's markings are better in colour.

      Thanks to you all for your great comments, and especially for constructive criticism and suggestions.

      2007.06.08 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Julia Gotz

      krx, no matter if I shoot colour or b&w, I'm working on looking in terms of light and contrast. Dropping out the colour when I look at the pictures gives me more information on how I'm doing with my awareness of light.

      Standard poodles seem pretty different from the miniatures or toys - more like the even tempered hunting dogs they started out as. Was it standard poodles that you knew to be yappy?

      2007.06.08 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Julia Gotz

      I'm going to try that, Ottosson. I didn't use flash. Maybe I'll try that next time. But dogs don't like flash, and then they get camera shy.

      The light got much brighter at the end, and finally I got some crisper shots. Early morning light is beautiful, but it was overcast, and it's hard to catch fast action in low light.

      2007.06.07 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Kris

      awesome action shots!!! and I absolutely adore how that pup in #8 is looking at you! fantastic set!

      2007.06.07 Edited Reply Cancel