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Buston Beach Bums

By LynneJoyce  
15 shots taken at Buston Links between Almouth and Amble in Northumberland on January 15th last. This has to be the dogs' favourite place in their whole wide world, for here there are miles of sparsely populated, unspoiled beaches and plenty of driftwood to chase into the sea.

As you can see from these shots, the freezing temperatures did not trouble them one jot, and they had an absolutely wonderful time. The other star of the show, Garrath (stick chucker in chief) kept warm by throwing and retrieving the driftwood objects of desire. I on the other hand, lost the power of speech because my lips went numb, to the eternal gratitude of Garrath no doubt, but my camera fingers kept on working.

This time we were blessed with the most gorgeous, low, golden light that showed off the dogs to perfection. If there is a God, she is a keen photographer, and she set up this beach studio just for our benefit on that day.

Thanks for looking and I hope these shots give you some of the joy that we experienced on that wonderful day on the beach.

Tags: Landscape and travel Pets and captive animals Sports and action

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User_Removed 13 386 2 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2012 6:15PM
Excellent capture.


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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
28 Jan 2012 6:20PM
What a wonderful set of images, Lynne, and a glorious place for walking the woofers. I love all of these, some super reflections into the wet sand. Bet there was an awful smell of wet dog in the car driving home, though Wink Carol
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2012 6:22PM
Funnily enough, salty wet dog doesn't smell so bad!
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
28 Jan 2012 6:50PM
How absolutely glorious Lynne. Such a wonderful series, each one a gem in its own right. I love to see happy dogs and the chucker-in-chief did a grand job, as did you.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
28 Jan 2012 6:55PM
A beautiful set Lynne. The dogs having an even more exciting time than you if that's possible. A fabulous day captured really well.............Sandy
Gerryrys 6 1 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2012 6:56PM
Great picture. Brings back fond memories of our 2 GSDs. Smile
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
28 Jan 2012 7:10PM
Nothing like seeing dogs fit and well and enjoying life, thanks for sharing....

madshutter 6 13 United States
28 Jan 2012 7:14PM
my favorite breed- like v7 but am partial to v3 Smile
28 Jan 2012 7:24PM
Fantastic set Lynne, and boy did you make great use of the light............terrific !

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2012 7:27PM
There's something special about reflections in wet sand.
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
28 Jan 2012 7:52PM
A lovely series, they really were enjoying themselves, the lighting and reflections in V1 are amazing. - gary
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2012 7:53PM
V1 is superb and I love it
GarrathE 9 4 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2012 7:55PM
Thank you for capturing my good side!
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
28 Jan 2012 8:00PM
What a wonderful, sharing time being had by all! My favourite is V1 but all have something special to recommend them, not leat 2 beautiful and healthy looking dogs enjoying life.

banehawi Plus
13 1.8k 3880 Canada
28 Jan 2012 8:02PM
V2 and V7 stand out, - very nice all of them

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
28 Jan 2012 8:25PM
A super set, Lynne, and something quite different. Looks a lovely day with that winter sunshine in mid January. Of them all I find your leader V 1 as good as any b/o the look of anticipation on the dogs' faces.
kinfatric 13 550 9 Scotland
28 Jan 2012 8:41PM
Great to see them having such a good time.
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2012 9:27PM
Oh - you have a set of wonderful images here Lynne! The light and the reflections are second to none! You did have a great afternoon - thanks for sharing these!
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2012 10:22PM
Wonderful Lynne, to see so much action..all round!
love the reflections captured too..a perfect day..getting ready for the cold...3 weeks today
and we will be there...get your thermals out and ready...
9 10 10 England
28 Jan 2012 10:59PM
A gorgeous set of doggy images - V1 is my favourite.
posty57 10 6 2 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2012 3:33AM
An absolutely stunning set of images. The colours and presentation are sublime ! And what memories !!

Montana5 8 57 3 Scotland
29 Jan 2012 4:24AM
V1...Anticipation. This one stands out a mile for me, as always impeccable presentation.
SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2012 9:44AM
A super set of images. Hope you didn't get too wet. Sue
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2012 9:55AM
Only my feet Sue118.
29 Jan 2012 10:36AM
Excellent set of captures.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2012 11:38AM
Very best images here Lynne..especially V1
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2012 12:13PM
Stunning set of images. A sequence very well seen.
Delightful reflections on the wet sand, gorgeous dogs, and beautiful ocean water movement captured. IB
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
29 Jan 2012 1:19PM
Awesome light and photography Lynne.


LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2012 1:42PM
YAY! A user award from Lillian. the dogs will be chuffed.
29 Jan 2012 1:54PM
a great set of the dogs in action Lynne they are loving every second of it love the light and reflections on the sand award deserved!

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
29 Jan 2012 2:25PM
A wonderful set, Lynne, certainly looks like a good time was had by all! Wink
Trev Smile
Billyray 10 70 3 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2012 2:38PM
What an excellent set Lynne, I particularily liked Vs1, 5, 11 and 13. The dogs and Garrath really seemed to be having a great time.
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2012 4:41PM
A super set Lynne, all so very well captured!
29 Jan 2012 7:02PM
Lovely set Lynne, all with golden light and reflections

Rock Plus
16 10 2 England
29 Jan 2012 7:30PM
All the wonderful shots are very worthy of publication in a top canine magazine .

29 Jan 2012 7:57PM
A great set Lynne, the dogs are lovely as are the relfections in the water. Enjoy Venice.

goso 11 2 1 Australia
29 Jan 2012 8:32PM
Lovely dogs, and a brilliant set Lynne ...Bill
saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
29 Jan 2012 8:47PM
Excellent,wonderful and lovely set of images,very well done,
pdcche 7 4 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2012 9:10PM
Great set of captures Lynne.. Peter
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2012 8:56AM
Wonderful set of images, looks like everyone had a good time Smile

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2012 9:02AM
Aren't dogs just wonderful
This set really has cheered me up ...
V4 is my vote catcher
xwang 9 56 8
30 Jan 2012 3:57PM
Wow... the light is very beautiful indeed.. fabulous shots! Love them all..the lights, reflections, colour , movements and the presentation..made a superb set.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
30 Jan 2012 11:09PM
Wonderful light and reflections in these Lynne, you'd be barking mad not to give this lot your vote and would deserve some stick if you didn't!
31 Jan 2012 6:20AM
very stirring capture!
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
31 Jan 2012 1:58PM
A fine set Lynne,
but slightly disappointed I did not see a different type of beach bum,
I would prefer to see, in any of your shots !!
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
31 Jan 2012 5:54PM
A great set captured in a great light

Jocelia 6 2 1 Australia
1 Feb 2012 3:48AM
Such a great set of shots V1 for me Lynne. Do they have to have a hose down and towel dry after all that.
Mine would to get all the sand out of the fur. That excersise would get you warm I bet……Lovely Jocelia……..
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2012 7:12AM
No hosing down necessary Jocelia. When they shake they do it so vigorously that if you stand nearby you get a sand-blasting as well as a shower!
phil99 11 45 6 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2012 7:12AM
Great set of images.Northumberland beaches are some of the most beautiful anywhere ....Phil
luceombra 6 27 5 Italy
1 Feb 2012 9:26AM
A really beautiful series. Congrats
Ray42 10 3 England
1 Feb 2012 10:27AM
An excellent Lynne - the dogs certainly enjoyed it - you captured their delight very well
ugly Plus
10 9 57 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2012 1:00PM
V1 and if you crop a little more on V13

PaulLiley 9 2 13 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2012 9:12PM
Superb lighting. and great set. Paul
Ayoob 7 Australia
9 Feb 2012 6:53AM
This is a fantastic shot and brilliant detail..........GrinGrinGrin
suvarc 8 India
12 Feb 2012 8:24AM
13 Feb 2012 6:47AM
Totally delightful set of images Lynne. A
Ridgeway 11 222 2 Ireland
18 Feb 2012 10:31PM
1,,11,,13 for me of this wonderful set,I dont think theres anything like a run on the beach with the dogs,,especially after a nights work.
Beautiful set.

Jat_Riski 9 89 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2012 9:10AM
Excellent capture Lynne.
sable 10 9 7 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2012 4:12PM
V3 is my favourite but I like each one I used to bred show and judge German shepherd Dogs for quite a n umber of years - Elizabeth xx
DonMc 9 United Kingdom
15 Mar 2012 11:58AM
The perfect three Lynne!
14 Apr 2012 7:31AM
Stunning with the light.

This is the perfect man and his BEST FRIENDS shot !

bornav 6 India
11 Jun 2012 10:02AM
beautiful morning scene! perfect lighting, good compostion and great details.

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