Saturday Evening Dog Blogging (Guest Blogger Edition)

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

Lexy is often employed for various photographic experiments, testing film, lenses, etc.  This was a bounce flash test.  When I was done he made me play with him for 45 minutes.  Huskies seem to be an infinite bundle of energy.

I printed and framed 16x20s of these and have them hanging on the walls.

Thankfully, he’s starting to add a bit more flesh over his bones.

[Posted by Dave Krueger]

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

  1. #1 |  RomanCandle | 

    What a beautiful, regal animal.

  2. #2 |  Marty | 

    perfect dog for black and white- well done!

  3. #3 |  Laura Victoria | 

    Steffi, my German Shorthair has this to say: “Lexy, please come down to Cabo with your dad and we can run on the beach and swim in the surf together. We can watch the seagulls fly at the boat docks. And we don’t have to worry about no stinkin LEOs bothering us.”

  4. #4 |  David McElroy | 

    I like both of these, Dave, but especially the second one. The only dog I have left hates to be photographed — she actually looks away when the camera is pointed toward her — so most of my animal pictures are of cats these days. Even though this one is just shot with my iPhone, it’s one of my favorites lately, mostly because of what this little girl is doing with her back leg for balance. :-)

    http://www.davidmcelroy.org/?p=180

    Do you have a Flickr site or anything similar? I’d love to see more of your work if it’s public.

  5. #5 |  Dave Krueger | 

    #4 David McElroy

    http://www.davidmcelroy.org/?p=180

    Do you have a Flickr site or anything similar? I’d love to see more of your work if it’s public.

    That is excellent! Really caught the moment.

    I have a website, some of which is NSFW, and recently started a flickr page. How about you? Flickr page?

  6. #6 |  Dave Krueger | 

    #3 Laura Victoria

    Steffi, my German Shorthair has this to say: “Lexy, please come down to Cabo with your dad and we can run on the beach and swim in the surf together. We can watch the seagulls fly at the boat docks. And we don’t have to worry about no stinkin LEOs bothering us.”

    Ooh, I bet Lexy would like the water, although he’s never seen any big enough to jump into. He thinks the garden hose is loads of fun, though.

    And dogs definitely need LEO-free zones so they have be safe.

  7. #7 |  David McElroy | 

    Dave, I’ve never set up a Flickr page or anything similar. I just post random pictures of animals and the world for my Facebook friends, mostly random libertarians and anarchists. (I’ve just started the blog where that cat picture is, and I’ll be using some of my animal pictures from time to time there. I’m not sure I’d be mixing animals into a politically themed site if Radley hadn’t done it so successfully with his dogs here.) Since my background was newspapers — and I’m more of a writer than a photographer, really — I know what I want to shoot and how I want to present it, but sometimes I’m too lazy to get the shots. I miss the days when I could turn to someone else to shoot the pictures I was too lazy to get. :-)

    I just got back from looking at your website, and I’m not exaggerating to say that you have fantastic material. With most photographers (even pros), I tend to notice that they either have great artistic eyes OR they have great technical skills, not both. I don’t know which you consider your strong point, but I don’t really see weaknesses in your online galleries. The casual work I do is very pedestrian by comparison. I’m much better at capturing something unusual and unexpected in real life than I am in a studio. Since the vast majority of my newspaper work was natural light, that’s what I got decent with. My studio skills with controlled lighting are woefully inadequate, especially compared to what you do. Some of yours appear more like paintings with light, if that’s not too colorful a phrase.

    Speaking of color, it’s clear that you specialize in black and white (and you said so earlier in the week). Do you do any color work? I presume you must if you’re doing commercial work. I have a pro who I use for my commercial work here in Birmingham when I need something shot for a client (Randy Crow, if you know him by any chance), but if I ever need something shot in Huntsville, I’ll certainly give you a call.

  8. #8 |  David McElroy | 

    Oh, I forgot to mention that your Flickr link didn’t work for me, although the one to your main site is just fine.

  9. #9 |  Rune | 

    @David McElroy

    Oh, I forgot to mention that your Flickr link didn’t work for me, although the one to your main site is just fine

    A quick inspection of the code yielded the link to Dave’s flickr page. A missing letter in the code was at fault, but it’s not easy to catch that when there is no preview function when posting comments ^_^

  10. #10 |  Howlin' Hobbit | 

    That’s one handsome pup. Please give him a good scritch and tell him it’s from some weird old coot in Seattle, WA who thinks he’s a good dog.

  11. #11 |  Dave Krueger | 

    David,

    Thanks for the very kind words. Almost everything I do is traditional black and white film photography, but I do shoot color with little digital camera that I use for family snapshots. I no longer do any work for hire and don’t even actively show or market my work. I’m purely a hobbyist now, shooting only what I want with me as the only audience to please. Darkroom photography is so time and labor intensive, I don’t really see how anyone could make money doing it these days.

    I know what you mean about the technical versus the artistic side. I tend to consider myself more of a craftsman than an artist. Being an engineer, I tend to think of myself as somewhat artistically challenged. I’m also terrible at almost any kind of candid photography which makes me jealous of Radley’s dog blogging.

    The name Randy Crow sounds familiar, but I can’t place it. Even when I was doing commercial work I knew very few of the other Alabama shooters.

    Rune, thanks for correcting the link. I still have no idea what is wrong with it, but I was not able to make that second link work.

  12. #12 |  Rune | 

    @Dave

    There is missing an ‘r’ in the first part of the code, so instead of ‘a href’ it says ‘a hef’ but because of the a it appears as a link

  13. #13 |  Dave Krueger | 

    Ah-ha! Thanks, Rune. I guess I stared right at it and didn’t even see it. I fixed it now.

  14. #14 |  Max | 

    Ij had a yr old husky for a week (a guy I worked with didn’t want him any more because he got too big, yea right surprise a purebred husky grows up to be a big dog) until I was able to take him to my brother in law who had just lost his husky to old age. He was such a sweetheart; I fell in love with him but cant have a big dog my self for various reasons.

  15. #15 |  David McElroy | 

    Dave, I had just assumed from your website that you’re still doing it professionally. Since you’re not, you automatically qualify as the most advanced “amateur” I’ve known. :-)

  16. #16 |  Bee | 

    Thanks for doing a dog-blogging post!

  17. #17 |  Sky | 

    Stunning animal Dave and great job guest blogging!

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