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Walking The Dogs

By ian.daisley  
Our local dog handler - from an evening shoot a couple of weeks ago.

Edit: Perhaps a bit more explanation is needed. Richard Corfield is a local man who deals with canine behaviour and psychology. I often see him walking the dogs along the narrow lanes over the moors where I live. Anyway, I suggested a photoshoot and he willingly obliged. We reccied a few spots and the idea was to use a long lens and have the road disappearing off into the background. Most imges were taken with him walking towards the camera and with a lot more road, except this one, and I was lucky enough to catch the dog looking back at me which really helps make the image. I might upload a couple more although I doubt they will do as well as this one. At least you know the story behind the images. He might feature in a portrait soon - as long as I can coax him into the studio Smile

Thanks, Ian.

Tags: Dogs Black and white Bonsall Portraits and people Corfield

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14 May 2010 2:41PM
What a great image - well done

ian.daisley 18 96 6 England
14 May 2010 2:42PM
Cheers Chris.
vickyf 17 8 8 United Kingdom
14 May 2010 2:50PM
Super image. Rather him than me - I have enough trouble with 3!
richardwheel 17 217 2 England
14 May 2010 2:54PM
You have an eye for the unusual Ian, cracking shot.

Hope your keeping well, we havent' had a meet up for ages!
Cor 13 Belgium
14 May 2010 3:05PM
whipspeed 18 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
14 May 2010 3:15PM
Blimey that is a lot to walk.
What makes the image for me is the single dog looking back.
DOGSBODY 14 1.4k 30 England
14 May 2010 3:15PM
I love this shot. It is so very different from what we normally see on the site.
oldbiddy 16 4 United Kingdom
14 May 2010 3:16PM
Great shot, interesting looking lot dog walker included

ian.daisley 18 96 6 England
14 May 2010 3:23PM
Cheers all, especially Andy for the award.
Rich - been really busy just lately so not had much chance to get out and about. Could do with a good jaunt to be honest. Still, must not complain !
14 May 2010 3:28PM
beautiful shot
DeSilver Plus
15 14 12 England
14 May 2010 3:41PM
Cracking image with just the one dog looking back you could take a thousand shots and not capture this again.
The processing is also spot on as well. There is only one thing left to do and that is award it my user award. Smile

richardwheel 17 217 2 England
14 May 2010 3:54PM
Me neither unfortunately, but will be off soon to get some spring flowers (with a bit of luck!)
ian.daisley 18 96 6 England
14 May 2010 3:55PM
Thanks for your comments and award David - appreciated.
ian.daisley 18 96 6 England
14 May 2010 3:58PM
Plenty of Orchids this way Rich - still some left at Cressbrook Dale as well. Best be quick though.
mikeyham 16 12 Scotland
14 May 2010 4:33PM
I have never seen such clarity in an image on this site. Well done. Mick
frz67 12 10 32 Italy
14 May 2010 5:06PM
great picture!
sut68 19 2.0k 77 England
14 May 2010 5:24PM
That single dog turning round make this Ian, lovely work mate, well seen.

Hope you is well,
W1ldside 12 29 United Kingdom
14 May 2010 5:49PM
Superb B&W
Rick B
chase Plus
17 2.4k 638 England
14 May 2010 9:44PM

Quote:That single dog turning round makes this Ian

My very thoughts,love this image.
ian.daisley 18 96 6 England
14 May 2010 10:36PM
Ta all... Smile

Well seen Paul? Well planned you should say - I put a lot of effort into this shoot. Couldn't plan for that dog looking round though Smile

Cheers, Ian,
Daisymaye Plus
14 23 24 Canada
15 May 2010 4:40AM
Awesome capture Ian. Sure don't know how he handles that many. The one looking at you, is he yours? I love this, tells one great story.........Sandy
15 May 2010 8:38AM
nice shot......
Brian_Scott 13 42 27 United Kingdom
15 May 2010 8:59AM
I think this looks Superb
wrinkles 13 351 United Kingdom
15 May 2010 3:37PM
This is a great picture.
paul_indigo 18 259 United Kingdom
15 May 2010 5:29PM
Lovely image Ian. Well done.
challicew 14 1 1 South Africa
15 May 2010 7:37PM
Awesome photograph
ian.daisley 18 96 6 England
16 May 2010 10:41AM
Cheers all, and thanks to Pete for the EC.
SueTurner 17 81 3 England
16 May 2010 7:11PM
a SUPERB image
well done, love it

martinl 19 272 2 United Kingdom
16 May 2010 9:14PM
Congrats on your EC Ian. Well seen and shot.
kitsch 16 439 4 United Kingdom
16 May 2010 11:11PM
fabulous shot!
congrats Smile
sut68 19 2.0k 77 England
17 May 2010 9:09AM

Quote:Well seen Paul? Well planned you should say - I put a lot of effort into this shoot

Ah, didn't read it as it being a planned shoot ... oops Wink
great! applause!
sut68 19 2.0k 77 England
17 May 2010 12:36PM
A big congrats on POTW now too mate, nice one Smile
DJSpiderpig 12 10 United Kingdom
17 May 2010 12:47PM
Well Done Ian, Superb Image

Darren Probert
(Beeston CC)
ian.daisley 18 96 6 England
17 May 2010 1:48PM
Hi Darren - thanks very much - good to see you Friday evening.

Cheers Paul. Wow, POTW, not had one of those before... Smile
richardwheel 17 217 2 England
17 May 2010 2:56PM
nice one Ian, glad to see this has the recognition it deserves
17 May 2010 3:24PM
stunning capture and one dog looking back brilliant
17 May 2010 6:52PM
I would like to be there and try to take this shotSmile
Nice one.
chase Plus
17 2.4k 638 England
17 May 2010 8:56PM
So pleased this made POTW,well done,it will make a stunning canvas.
chris-p Plus
16 75 England
18 May 2010 12:06AM
A congrats from me too......
mBug 13 Viet Nam
20 May 2010 6:11AM
I like your story.
It told me that be patient and laborious, there's always good moment and it will come by chance
davey_griffo 13 213 165 England
21 May 2010 8:36AM
Excellent photo, & nice bit of luck with the dog looking back.

I'm not sure about the angle. It's not enough to be arty, & just looks like it needs straightening.

Works well in B&W though.
ian.daisley 18 96 6 England
21 May 2010 6:07PM
Big thanks to eveyone for clicks and comments.

Thanks for the comment. It's the road that's on an angle, not the camera. I'm not into angled images.

Cheers, Ian.
old timer 18 55 1 Scotland
22 May 2010 7:57AM
Love this!
24 May 2010 3:08AM
Could you give some more details on the shot for educational purpose. I love the shot. It is so perfect.
helenlinda Plus
15 374 22 United Kingdom
27 May 2010 7:33AM
Brilliant work !!!
Congratulations on all its awards
Like everyone's said, the single dog looking back certainly makes this great shot. Depth of field excellent too. Well done.

johnheaney 12 1 Northern Ireland
3 Jul 2010 10:27AM
i love the simplisity of this capture wonderfull.
3 Aug 2010 5:39AM
Superb, a very nice capture, well done Smile

3 Aug 2010 6:23PM
That is such a simple but classic photo...
Gemma9 13 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2010 4:42PM
I agree that the dog looking back really makes this shot. It also works well in mono.
afairfull 14 10 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2010 7:19PM
This is one of the best pictures i have ever seen!
I sooooooooooooooo wish i took it!
Alex from
paulcr 17 1.5k 9 Ireland
6 Dec 2010 7:21PM
I remember this. Excellent. Paul

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