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NO ONE! touches Her.

By DeSilver
Not been out taking pictures this winter and can't wait for the warmer weather so I can once again get out. So I retrieved this from some old Negs I have. This is my Granddaughter (some years ago I must add) with one of my dogs who has now long ago passed to the Big Bone Yard in the sky. He was as soft as a brush but no one came near my granddaughter. Mind you being 16 stone did help a lot.

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What a lovely shot - well done

Chris

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Mynett Plus
7 142 6 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2010 5:46PM
David this is delightful, so glad to see the contrast in size here, though you have explained how big he was, it now comes clear to see......

I love the delicate feminine look you have captured in your granddaughter, against the huge bulk of your boy.

Linda x
pluckyfilly Plus
9 350 33 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2010 5:49PM
goodness its like something out of a fairy tale - Alice in wonderland
EAS Plus
6 1 13 Scotland
14 Feb 2010 5:49PM
Togetherness! Just delightful.

Ann
the biggest dog?!!!
OMG - thats one huge dog - put a saddle on it and she could ride him. Maggie
14 Feb 2010 7:14PM
A lovely image, needs no words of explanation, just as a good photograph should.
David
14 Feb 2010 7:43PM
A super image.What a massive dog,the postman must have had nightmares Smile.
G6DDS Plus
6 231 Scotland
14 Feb 2010 8:41PM
Great that you have your beautiful granddaughter in the shot to show the true size of such an amazing dog.
matmonty 11 128 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2010 10:32PM
Reminds me of the film Beauty and the Beast, such a wonderful tender moment caught for all time.

Mat
15 Feb 2010 8:15AM
A lovely shot and an excellent one for the album
15 Feb 2010 11:59AM
great one
cracking photo ,love the big boy ,big softys i have 3 big dogs,take a look at my profile.Bryan
15 Feb 2010 1:47PM
What a wonderful photo, David, superbly captured.
Roy
15 Feb 2010 3:39PM
Golly, that's some pooch! Excellent capture, David, both dog and grand-daughter nicely posed.
TrevB Smile
tigertimb Plus
8 40 66 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2010 7:24PM
What a lovely portrait David with the friendship evident and the way he's dwarfing her Smile
Tim
Lovely shot great friend.
Will
16 Feb 2010 9:41AM
So lovely< What a souvenir !!!
cor
Phil1958 7 272 4 Wales
16 Feb 2010 11:09AM
Cracking image David, well composed,

Phil
deavilin 11 340 1 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2010 11:49AM
Wow what a big boy he was, love this one David, hope you are well Smile

Charlotte
16 Feb 2010 1:31PM
Great shot David.
Brian
Richsr Plus
8 90 219 England
16 Feb 2010 2:42PM
Certainly must of cost a bit to keep feed David, - like the comp and colours in this.
Regards Richard
Gaz_H Plus
9 150 1 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2010 6:27PM
A superb capture David - full of memories and my goodness is he huge.
DRicherby Plus
7 269 725 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2010 5:30PM
An updated version of `Speak softly and carry a big stick?' Smile
18 Feb 2010 9:35PM
Beautiful. Smile
Carol
Dave87 Plus
8 42 5 England
20 Feb 2010 1:23PM
It's good to look back and remember our loved one's from the past. You captured this moment in time superbly.

Dave.
cassiecat Plus
7 39 46 England
21 Feb 2010 9:44AM
a lovely image, hope digging around bought back some happy memories.lesley Smile
Rende Plus
8 38 4 Netherlands
21 Feb 2010 11:33AM
Wonderful and endearing double portrait David.
Rende
21 Feb 2010 11:44AM
wow that's one very big dog David, but he looks very gentle. Sweet looking girl and nicely captured image.

I know what you mean about weather, but i hope it gets better soon and you'll get out and about.

regards
Yung
21 Feb 2010 2:37PM
What a beautiful composition, happy days.
Christine
21 Feb 2010 3:02PM
Sorry I missed this one, that is one hell of a dog ! excellent composition, two beautiful models Smile Geoff.
Hope your keeping well.
PattiW Plus
10 24 2 United States
21 Feb 2010 3:13PM
Two beauties! Pattti
great shot great comp and one BIG DOG looking after the little girl
brill
jj
25 Feb 2010 1:33PM
Yeah Gods ... What a wonderful looking beast
Lillian Plus
6 21 16 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2010 12:09PM
Well, I would'nt go near the dog!
what a great title for this superb image
well captured
Lillian
A Booth 13 11 4 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2010 3:07PM
wonderful image, the girl and dog pose so well in a well captured composed image.
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
8 Mar 2010 4:31PM
A beautiful picture-- My, what a dog!
Jennnnnn
VidB Plus
7 11 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2010 8:53PM
That's one big dog it's a beauty, nice image.
Dave
Zoundz Plus
7 25 1 Ireland
16 Mar 2010 12:36PM
I adore this, not least because I love Mastiffs so much
imagio Plus
9 12 1 England
18 Mar 2010 8:42AM
Brilliant

Bernie
Phil1958 7 272 4 Wales
18 Mar 2010 5:20PM
Quote:
Quote:Seen it done before, liked it so thought I'd try it.


Do you mean the picture or getting married? Ha...Ha


David.
Both! Wasn't so keen on the latter though - sort of restricts the buying of camera gear Smile

Phil
Great shot, it says so much. I wish I had a dog ike this for my nieces!! well timed shot with great models.

Andy
20 Mar 2010 7:57AM
A veritable "Beauty & The Beast" image. This is really good, well done
ChiliMan Plus
9 135 17 Singapore
30 Mar 2010 5:03AM
Holy cow...now that is one HUGE dog. One of the most amazing photos I've seen. And your granddaughter looks so calm, confident and composed (for the camera, not to do with the beautiful behemoth) in this shot. A natural model.

I gotta show this pic to my parents. They'll be amazed.

A Smile

PS LOVE that this was a film shot.
30 Mar 2010 12:19PM
A beautiful well composed shot. Lovely dog and granddaughter.
Steve.
7 Apr 2010 11:52PM
It's all already been said. ..but wow, what a dog!

The contrast in your subjects is jaw-dropping. Nicely caught too.
26 May 2010 10:02AM
Know wander no one went near your granddaughter. A precious photo.
DeSilver, thanks for correcting me on my upload of a mastiff. I love this photo. My wife (who only really likes small dogs) is scared by this photo - really shows off the size and presents of the mastiff.

Cheers
Wal
2 Jul 2010 1:17PM
wow! That's all I can say. Bravo
Dennis
25 Aug 2010 1:37PM
ABSOLUTELY TOP CLASS.....Jack
28 Aug 2010 8:34AM
That's a portrait for the family album!!! Beautiful composition. What a wonderful dog!
Marie
29 Aug 2010 9:34AM
Love this, great image,
Adrian
31 Aug 2010 3:21PM
Such a lovely shot!
25 Sep 2010 10:13AM
This is a fab shot it tells a story of love this to me is as good has its get well done
mike
29 Sep 2010 3:18PM
Lovely shot/well done.really shows the size of the dog.
jabe Plus
5 10 4 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2010 12:37PM
fantastic portrait,speaks volumes
this is terrific such a good bodyguard for your granddaughter then - a lovely shot to remember by
polly470 Plus
6 25 8 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2010 3:53PM
What I wouldn't have given to photograph this lovely, lovely boy!!!
pauline
just perfect a great dog and a great granddaughter
22 Jan 2011 9:50AM
What a fabulous shot, just perfect,Wink

Jack.
jabe Plus
5 10 4 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2011 12:53PM
A heart full of love and protection,in this wonderful portrait,the expression on your granddaughter's face is full of pride and admiration for the handsome hound that obviously adores her.First class photograph
6 Mar 2011 1:38PM
Lynne and I have been told that these dogs were bred to run down and lie on poachers. At 16st the poacher would be lucky to survive! A beautiful shot that must hold very dear memories for you.
22 Mar 2011 9:07AM
What a beautiful photograph - I love it!!

Lesley
Ridgeway Plus
9 222 2 Ireland
9 May 2011 1:16AM
I liked this when I saw this last time David,lovely shot,

What kind of dog and what was his name?

Aidan,,
RLF Plus
5 17 4 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2011 3:36PM
Absolutely stunning...I love it.
Beautiful dog...AND child!
You're quite right about nobody touches her.
I'll be putting my dog TED on the gallery once I get the chance with one of my grandchildren.
ade_mcfade 11 15.2k 216 England
13 Nov 2011 9:47AM
wow - you're right, that's HUGE!!!!!!!!!

Such a great natured breed from what I can see though - the one I photographed just flopped to the floor and looked very jolly
GREAT !
Gorgeous
just lovely Grin
A beautiful image and well captured. He looks like he was a lovely dog and I can see he loved your granddaughter so much. Excellent capture and an image to treasure for ever. you are well blessed to have had a dog like that. SmileSmile
Wonderful stuff! Dave. Wink
This is a wonderful picture thanks for sharing.
Tibetan 3 3 England
20 Nov 2012 8:54AM
Love this photo, expect she is quite grown up now, Sad loss with the Dog! I miss ours to, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
2 Dec 2012 6:20PM
lovely portrait. what a bodyguard to have Smile
10 Dec 2012 11:26AM
What a monster sweety !
The title says it all. Great image.
11 Jan 2013 11:01AM
I just had to vote for this shot as it reminded me of my mastiff Sandy i had many years ago.
Many thanks for the memories and a great photo.

John
19 Jan 2013 4:00PM
Superb composition, beautiful colours.Grin
Very nice Smile
An outstanding situational portrait. Simply words can not explain the emotional impact of this expertly captured vision.
11 May 2013 6:43PM
Fantastic capture of these two good friends together. What a dog, and as you described 16stone! I bet your grand-daughter thought the world of him. James Smile
14 Jul 2013 7:01AM
Are you kidding me? is it real? nowadays with PShop anything you see is questionable, but either way I love it.

Bryan
Bantu Plus
2 6 1 India
31 Aug 2013 12:58PM
great shot
14 Jul 2014 10:25AM
Now that is a dog, not like the handbag versions you get nowadays.

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