Sunday at Crufts #1

March 11, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

Well it’s the final day and I must admit I’m getting a feeling of dog photography fatigue.

It’s Hounds and Terriers today and I’ve been doing the usual thing of arriving in the morning, entering one of the halls and working my way around, especially the showing areas.

Although I’ve got no brief or deadlines with this project, I’m trying to keep the coverage up to date with a blog post/pictures at roughly the same time each day so that all the people I’ve spoken to, photographed their dogs and given my card to, have something to look out for when they get back each evening.

The hits on the site have gone up and up this week and this is all good. If you are reading this, please can you pass this blogsite on to any of your friends, Facebook groups, dog-owners groups, dog businesses or anybody else who may be interested.

I’m writing this in the press room and there’s a few more people here today, I expect in anticipation of the Best In Show to come later. I’m going to shoot it from one of the press seats. Personally, I don’t find photographing in the arena particularly rewarding. Getting a little elevated can help (photographically) with a clean background, but you can be a bit far off at times so we’ll see. At ringside you can get a bit closer, but then you have all the advertising in the background and as I’m not shooting for a sponsor, this is pretty unappealing anyway.

The presentation shot of the winner will be handy to have but I expect like most of these things, it will become a bit of a bun fight. Yesterday I photographed all the people with cameras photographing one of the Best in Breed presentations and a guy said to me, “there’s the picture mate” pointing at the winners. I told him I thought the picture had been covered well enough by everybody else, but he probably did know best.

Time for a cup of coffee before venturing into the main arena, to sit with the other snappers, who no doubt will blast the hell out the proceedings from 50 yards away. I’ll try to pick my moments.

Airedale Terriermg_0429

Airedale Terrier

Lily The Pink, Airedale Terriermg_2188

Lily The Pink, Airedale Terrier

Alphonse, Kerry Blue Terriermg_0435

Alphonse, Kerry Blue Terrier

Ghillie, Skye Terriermg_2210

Ghillie, Skye Terrier

Biggles, Skye Terriermg_2216

Biggles, Skye Terrier

Tinkerbell, Maltesemg_2175

Tinkerbell, Maltese

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Tinkerbell, Maltese

Max, Welsh Terriermg_2224

Max, Welsh Terrier

Max, Welsh Terriermg_0465

Max, Welsh Terrier

Falcon, Bedlington Terriermg_2236_bw

Falcon, Bedlington Terrier

Parker, Bedlington Terriermg_0484_bw

Parker, Bedlington Terrier

Stitch, Parson Russell Terriermg_2244_bw

Stitch, Parson Russell Terrier

Duster, Parson Russell Terriermg_0491

Duster, Parson Russell Terrier

Cactus, Soft Coated Wheaten Terriermg_0509

Cactus, Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

Louie, Soft Coated Wheaten Terriermg_2249_bw

Louie, Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

Monty, Manchester Terriermg_2262_bw

Monty, Manchester Terrier

Skye, Manchester Terriermg_2269

Skye, Manchester Terrier

Etta, Bedlington Terriermg_0521

Etta, Bedlington Terrier

Maddy, Dandie Dinmont Terriermg_0523_bw

Maddy, Dandie Dinmont Terrier

Alfie, Dandie Dinmont Terriermg_0532_bw

Alfie, Dandie Dinmont Terrier

Pukka, Norfolk Terriermg_0535_bw

Pukka, Norfolk Terrier

Beulah, Miniature Bull Terriermg_2295

Beulah, Miniature Bull Terrier

Hoskins, Bull Terriermg_0549

Hoskins, Bull Terrier

Celeste & Archie, Cesky Terriersmg_2308

Celeste & Archie, Cesky Terriers

Milly, Cesky Terriermg_2318

Milly, Cesky Terrier

Shane, Mischa & Elsa, Pyrenean Mountain Dogsmg_2325_bw

Shane, Mischa & Elsa, Pyrenean Mountain Dogs

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Sloughi

Taffy & Atticus, Bloodhoundsmg_2329

Taffy & Atticus, Bloodhounds

Tigger, Whippetmg_0592

Tigger, Whippet

Obe & Tigger, Whippetsmg_2334

Obe & Tigger, Whippets

Katie, Whippetmg_0595_bw

Katie, Whippet

Sasha (left) & Suzie, Miniature Smooth-Haired Daschundmg_0607

Sasha (left) & Suzie, Miniature Smooth-Haired Daschund

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these three pics of Miniature Smooth-Haired Daschund, include Syrup, Trouble, Ripple, Brin & Woody (but in not in that order!)

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Miniature Smooth-Haired Daschund

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Miniature Smooth-Haired Daschund

Annabel, Long-Haired Daschundmg_0633

Annabel, Long-Haired Daschund

Jasper & Eric, Afghan Houndsmg_2379

Eric (left) & Jasper, Afghan Hounds

Jasper & Eric, Afghan Houndsmg_2390_bw

Eric (left) & Jasper, Afghan Hounds

Whippetmg_2340

Whippet

Irish Wolfhoundmg_2331_bw

Irish Wolfhound


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