Saturday Evening Dog Blogging (Guest Blogger Edition)

Saturday, May 7th, 2011

Like Radley, I have dogs except mine are Siberian Huskies.  The  gray one is named Natasha (Tasha) and the white one is named Aleksei (Lexy).  Tasha is 12 years old and Lexy is 2.

Lexy and Tasha then (2009)

Lexy and Tasha now (2011)

My hobby is black and white film photography so the majority of photos I take are black and white and are printed in a traditional darkroom.

[Posted by Dave Krueger]

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18 Responses to “Saturday Evening Dog Blogging (Guest Blogger Edition)”

  1. #1 |  Rune | 

    beautiful dogs

  2. #2 |  Rhayader | 

    Very cool.

  3. #3 |  Fred Mangels | 

    I used to have a husky dog named Nika. Hut! Hut!

  4. #4 |  Jay | 

    If your beautiful dogs go missing, check my house. :) They are gorgeous!!!

  5. #5 |  David McElroy | 

    Excellent pictures, Dave. As a fellow photographer, I know how tough it can be to get the white coat of an animal to look good in photos. I gave up my enlarger and chemicals years ago, but I’m glad there are still some folks out there making prints the old-fashioned way. When I started in the newspaper business 30 years ago, I spent countless hours in darkrooms developing Tri-X and printing the resulting pictures. I probably smelled like D-76 and fixer far more often than I realized. :-)

  6. #6 |  jrb | 

    That second photo is fantastic. I love the contrast and the shallow depth of field that really makes Lexy stand out.

  7. #7 |  roy | 

    Isn’t taking black-and-white photos of black-and-white dogs kind of cheating?

  8. #8 |  johnl | 

    Great shots!

  9. #9 |  EH | 

    Beautiful dogs, but man they look like they would wear me out! :)

  10. #10 |  Mark | 

    you’re a good caretaker, Dave. not missing a beat as a guest host. well played. and your doggies are beautiful, too…

  11. #11 |  Joe | 

    Your dogs also lend themselves well to B/W photography.

  12. #12 |  Eric Northman | 

    I like how you give your Siberian huskies Russian names.

  13. #13 |  Dave Krueger | 

    # #5 David McElroy

    When I started in the newspaper business 30 years ago, I spent countless hours in darkrooms developing Tri-X and printing the resulting pictures.

    My first and only opportunity to see actual pros at work in a darkroom happened back around 1967 or so when a guy who worked at the Milwaukee Journal allowed me to watch him print pictures. Presumably they had a darkroom staff, but in this case the guy who was doing the printing was also the photographer. Very fun to watch and it left a lasting impression on me. I have been doing it myself ever since.

    You just watch. Film is going to make a major comeback. I think digital is just a passing fad along with cell phones and the internet. ;-)

  14. #14 |  Tokin42 | 

    Great looking dogs and pictures.

  15. #15 |  David McElroy | 

    Dave, I’ll save a stash of Tri-X right next to my Confederate money. :-)

  16. #16 |  Leah | 

    Gorgeous dogs and pics both. I do digital now, but I do love the darkroom smells and process. That second picture is just contrast perfection.

  17. #17 |  roy | 

    Artists have been using charcoal since cave drawings. Film should do fine.

  18. #18 |  winston smith | 

    gorgeous dogs!

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