Monday, December 28, 2009

Birds Galore!

Spent the holiday in Rodanthe along the coast. Rodanthe is close to Pea Island. Always a great place to get shots of winter bird migrations. Here is one of a flock of Northern Pintail ducks.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Lowchen High Jumper

Nothing low about this Lowchen! Some great altitude over the long jump at the DKC Obedience trials last weekend. Thanks to the club for inviting us and congratulations to all the competitors for some super runs.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Speedy Courses

Some speedy courses by Laura English this weekend. Thanks to the Danville Kennel Club for a super weekend!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Orion Is Back

I always look forward to the fall for lots of reasons, one of which is Orion returns. Orion is one of my favorite constellations. Here is a shot of M42 and M43 from the other night. This is an hours worth of data taken at from 2 to 3am.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Monty Mania

Yes sir, Monty the Sussex Spaniel is having a great time at the Youngesville Agility Club trials last weekend. We did also - it was dry and sunny! Thanks to the club for having us.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

More Beardie Fun

Couldn't resist another Beardie pic. Thanks to CVAC for having us on a somewhat wet but fun weekend.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

California Nebula

Well, after a ton of rainy and cloudy nights we finally got a good night for astro imaging. Here is one of NGC 1499. They call it the California Nebula, Can you guess why?

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Beardie Fun

Thanks to the Gloucester Kennel Club and Emily and Nelson for having us shoot at their the agility trials last weekend. Not too much rain and some nice temperatures to run the dogs. Here one of a Beardie that's having way too much fun!

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

A FRAME!!!!!

Now that's the way to clear the A Frame. Thanks to the PBCA and PBH for having us last weekend. See you all in Gloucester this weekend.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


That's what I call giving it your all! Thanks to the DKC for having us shoot their fall trial. A great weekend even if it was a bit muddy.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

A Golden Day

Just a super weekend at the Warrenton and PVBSC Agility Trials this weekend in Rectortown. Thanks to the two clubs for having us. Looking forward to next year! Sunday's weather was to die for and the dogs had a blast!

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

The "Jack" Is Back!

After a tough bout with cancer and some tender loving care from Susan, Jackson was back in fine form this weekend. Thanks to the National Capital Bearded Collie Club for having us. See you all in Rectortown next weekend.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Eastern Veil

Not much time on this one - way too many clouds but definitely worth a post. This is the Eastern Veil nebula (yes their is a western veil). The nebula is made up of the expanding fragments of an explosion about 5000 years ago. It is located some 1440 light years from here.

Sunday, August 16, 2009


The gods smiled on me last night and gave me 32 minutes of clear skies! NGC7000 the North America Nebula. Can you guess why they called it that?

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Cayman Eclipse

Back from our diving trip to Little Cayman. Lots of turtles on this one. Here is a Hawksbill blocking out the sun. Spinner and Chat enjoyed afun time at camp. Now back to the grind!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Well not a water dog but here's one from the stars I took last week. It's the Whirlpool Galaxy M51 and it's companion NGC 5195. We're off to the Cayman's for a little underwater work next week. Will get some images up when I get back.

Monday, July 20, 2009


I love to shoot the Portuguese Water Dog Trials. There is just so much going on in every event. Here is a shot of a Versatility dog doing its thing!

Thanks to the Movers and Shakers for having us at their event again this year.

Monday, July 06, 2009

22 Seconds

That's all it took for Evi to run the Excellent Jumpers course this week at Concord. Awesome! Thanks to the Greater Munroe Kennel Club for inviting us to shoot. We had a great time as always.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

One Week To Go

Only one more weekend off and then its back to shooting trials. One more astro photo before we get back to pictures of the pups. This is M13. There are about a 100,000 star in that puppy and its about 25,000 light years away. Also note the small galaxy NGC 6207 in the lower left corner.It's about 120 million light years away!

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Moon Break

Well, a little break from shooting agility this week. The weather co-operated and I got a chance to sneak and catch a few moon shots.

Monday, May 25, 2009

MACH Firemark's All Wound Up UD SH XF ("Spinner")

Hurray! Karen and Spinner finished their MACH at the Capital City Cocker Club trials last weekend. They did it the same day and at the same venue that Spinner's half sister MACH Firemark Hot Flash CD OF ADHF ("Jody) owned by Cindy Briggs got hers. What a weekend for the Firemark dogs.

Cocker Club Bearded Collie

Here is a shot of a Beardie enjoying the superb facilities at the Capital City Cocker Club agility trials last weekend. Thanks to the club for having us and let's hope we get to use this great facility next year.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Beagle's Everywhere's

Thanks to the National Beagle Club of America for having us shoot their National Beagle Specialty Show. The dogs had a blast and so did we. See you all at Belroi next weekend.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Up Up and Away!

Thanks to DOTC of Lynchburg for having us photograph the event. A very warm but fun trial. Here is a picture that drew a few oohs and ahhs from the gallery. We're off to the beagle specialty next week.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Awwwh The Stars!

Well, not exactly a dog picture or an underwater picture but I did get a new telescope mount recently and this is its first light: M81/M82 M81 are galaxies about 12 million light years away! M81 is the bigger spiral galaxy. 30 minutes with a Nikon 500mm f4 lens.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Big Intentions!

Here is a nice working Cardigan Corgi putting a sheep back in its place. Thanks to the PBCA for having us do the photos for their herding trials last weekend. The weather turned out great and the event went off like a charm.

Monday, March 30, 2009

AKC National Winner

A very exciting weekend at the National's. Thanks to the AKC for giving us the chance to shoot the event. Here is a shot of the 8 inch winner Papillon Pal O'Mine. A terrific run with a ton of air over the A frame.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Up and Over

Thanks to the Youngesville Agility Club for inviting us to shoot their trials last weekend. We apologize for having to take our tent down on Sunday. Things just got a bit (OK a lot) windy. That all said, we got some great pictures from some super runs. Here is one of Michelle's Cree doing a quick up and over of the A frame. We're off to the South Pacific to do some underwater work for the next couple of weeks. See you all back at Teamworks in a couple of weeks.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

PBVG On The Go!

Thanks to the Star City Agility Club for having us at their trials last weekend. It was a really nice venue and the club did a terrific job of getting it organized and running smoothly throughout the weekend. A good time was had by all as you can see by this great little PBVG on a tear!

Friday, January 30, 2009

A Whole Lota Jumping Going On

Thanks to the Blue Ridge Agility Club for having us last weekend. Would you believe I shot 9000 pictures! There was a whole lot of jumping going on in a superb facility. Thanks again and check out the web pictures if you haven't already.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Wintery NC

Well, let's hope this was the last blast before a "dry" and warm spring. I'm already over winter. See you at the Fletcher trials this weekend - inside!