Monday, December 20, 2010

Spinner's HIT

A little bragging here on my part. This is Spinner on her way to a High in Trial this weekend at the DKC Obedience trials. Congrats to Karen on a good showing. Thanks to the DKC for putting on a great trial and inviting us to shoot. This was a very nice venue and we certainly enjoyed shooting at it this weekend.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Plenty of Time

Here's Pree getting prepared for the triple - lots of time to spare :-) Thanks to the Youngsville Agility Club for having us this weekend.

Monday, November 08, 2010


Can you find the tadpoles in the picture of IC410 that I shot this weekend? A little hint - look to the lower left of center. Some people have told me that this looks like a monkey skull to them.

Monday, November 01, 2010

Last Run

Well it finally came. The last run at Nelson and Emily's place. Many thanks to both of them for providing a venue that created many very fond memories, sharing their terrific hospitality and a created place to share one heck of a great sport with a lot of other fine friends. I will miss it dearly.

Sunday, October 24, 2010


Here's a young black lab focused on delivering the goods. Thanks to the Yadkin Retriever Club for having us there this weekend. And thanks to the powers that be for some great weather.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Hair Born

I can't get enough of these guys. Always great to photograph. Thanks to the Gloucester Kennel Club for having us shoot last weekend and for ordering the super weather. Maybe a little less wind next time though. See you all in Gloucester again in a couple of weeks.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Flaming Star Nebula

I spent the last week out at a star party in Robbins NC. Lots of great views and little sleep. Here is a picture of the Flaming Star Nebula - IC405.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Blue Sky, Mountains and Sun

We had terrific weather and a super agility event at Rectortown last weekend. Thanks to the Potomac Valley Belgian Sheepdog Club and Warrenton Kennel Clubs for inviting us to shoot.Here is Ginny's new pup taking the A frame in full stride.

Testing The Bar

Here is Rush just checking out the agility jump height. She is growing like a weed and is one speedy pup when she doesn't want to get caught!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Crescent Nebula

Well no sleep with the new puppy anyways so have been out shooting at night. Here is yesterday's Crescent Nebula NGC6888. Only an hour and half of exposure but still not too shabby for a near full moon evening.

Friday, August 27, 2010

"Rush" Arrives

Well no sleep last night as "Rush" (No Time To Paws) our new pup is getting (slowly) used to being crated at night. Amazing how much sound can come out of such a little thing. Good to have some more paws in the house.

Monday, August 16, 2010


Some great weave pole action at this weeks Greater Monroe Kennel Club Summer Extravaganza. Thanks to the club for having us. Sure glad we were inside this weekend. Here's one of Cree blasting through the poles!

Monday, August 02, 2010

Horses in the Caymans

Karen and I just got back from a trip to Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. Had a great time at Pirates Point Resort as always. Karen caught this great shot of one of the three sea horses we saw there.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Movers and Shakers

Another fine weekend with the Portuguese Water Dogs. Thanks to the Movers and Shakers for inviting us to shoot the Southern Splash Water Dog trials.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Cocker's Galore!

Thanks to the American Spaniel Club for inviting us to shoot their national agility trials this weekend. Thanks also for the great southern hospitality.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Leaping for Joy!

We were up in Maine last week for some hunt tests. Here is a quick shot of Spinner having a big time training for the upcoming test.

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Beardie Big Time

Here is a shot of a Beardie definitely having a big time at the Capital City Cocker Club agility trials last week. Thanks to the club for inviting us. Always nice to be indoors during the hot summer even if it was still a bit warm inside.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Took The Long Route Home

Well we're back from our diving trip to Wakatobi in Indonesia. Our plane broke on the way back so it took us an extra day and a few extra stops: Wakatobi Sulawesi, Bali Indonesia, Jakarta Indonesia, Hong Kong, Vancouver, New York and finally Raleigh. That all said we had a wonderful time on a very nice dive yacht - the Pelagian. Our apologies to the Belroi Club for missing the club trials as a result of our delays.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

DKC Dodged a Bullet

Well, the weather turned out a whole lot better than expected. Thanks to the Durham Kennel Club for inviting us to shoot. Tracy - a good job as usual! Here's Sony peeling off the table. See you all in Gloucester after our trip to Bali.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Up to the no frills star party at Tuckahoe State Park in Maryland this weekend. Here's one of NGC4565 from about 3am. Cool edge on galaxy about 20 million light years away in Coma Berenices. This is about 2 hours of exposure.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Terrific weather at the Merrimac trials this weekend. Thanks to the club and Emily and Nelson for having us. Sorry we popped the breaker:-) See you all at DKC in a couple of weeks.

Monday, April 05, 2010

Markarian's Chain

A beautiful chain of galaxies that make up part of the Virgo Cluster. Some of the more prominent galaxies that can be seen in the picture are M84, M86, M8 and M88.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

AKC Nationals

Just getting back from the AKC National Agility Trials in Tulsa OK. We had a blast shooting this event this year. Some terrific dogs. Congrats to our own North Carolina team members Melanie and Austin for making it to the finals.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Left Turn!

Some tight turns on the courses at the Tidelands Poodle Club Agility Trials this weekend at Gloucester VA. This is JAG making a tight left hander after the chute. Thanks to the club for having us. We ended up with some nice weather despite the forecasts.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Tire Fun

Using the ears to help line up the tire at the Star City Agility trials last weekend. Thanks to the Star City Canine Training Club for inviting us to shoot. See you at YAC next weekend.