Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Happy Holidays!

Keiko is a venerable old Great Dane, approaching his tenth birthday.
He's not a Rogers Park dog, but he's a fine dog just the same.
Wishing you and yours the happiest of holidays!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Mea Culpa

I've been fortunate enough to encounter some lovely dogs this week. Unfortunately, the resulting pictures have been uniformly terrible owing in part to the fact that dogs do not stay still for very long and also to the shortcomings of the camera on my phone, which appears to have an aversion to single-digit temperatures. So rather than post a bad picture of a good dog, i'll wait until i get some better pictures. My apologies to anyone who kindly gave me permission to photograph their canine friends. 

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Bring on the Bassets!

Despite the frigid temperature, these two mournful-looking Basset Hounds
patiently waited for me to take their picture by the sculpture garden on Glenwood Ave.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

They Travel in Pairs!

I confess that i'm finding dog photography much more challenging than i expected, but i hope that with practice i'll be able to do justice to the many beautiful dogs of Rogers Park. It's hard to get a good picture of a dog: they aren't the most patient subjects. And as I've noticed since starting this project, in the RP the dogs tend to come in pairs, posing an even greater challenge. I encountered the dogs pictured here near the tennis courts at Farwell and the beach last week. All three were in pairs, but as you can see, i met with wildly varying degrees of success in photographing them.

A pair of cute and curious little fellows
One and a half golden retrievers
The other dachshund in this pair was too fast for me.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Sunday in the Park with Dogs

Is there anything harder than getting a good picture of a Jack Russell
terrier chasing a tennis ball?  If you're lucky, you might catch a white blur
streaking across the frame. If you're less lucky, he's moved out of the frame
before you get a chance to click the picture. So, i feel pretty fortunate
to have actually caught these two little Jacks before they went
tearing off across the lawn and out of the picture.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

The Noble Shar-Pei

This fine-looking Shar-Pei struck a noble pose for the camera.

Baby Dachshund Dressed for Success

This little dachshund is ready for fall in his chic sweater.

Beagle at Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest in Jarvis Square, 29 September 2013.
This little beagle seems to be enjoying the cowbell rendition of "Edelweiss."

Jack-a-poo among Falling Leaves

Does this sweater make my butt look big?
3 November 2013