Weekly Photo Challenge AND Bailey is a Finalist in a Photo Contest!

First of all, I just learned that this photo of Bailey has been chosen as a Grand Prize Finalist in a photo contest! The winner is determined by popular vote which means that YOU can help Bailey win simply by clicking here and then hitting the “VOTE” button.

Please click to vote for Bailey!

I would REALLY appreciate it if you could take a few seconds to vote! Voting is open until August 16th and you can vote once per day. The contest is sponsored by Yakima Racks and the winner receives gifts from Ruffwear (Bailey’s favorite dog gear outfitter), Zukes (Bailey’s favorite treats!) and a $500 Yakima gift card!

In other news, this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is One Shot, Two Ways. The idea behind this challenge is to show the same subject from two angles and I have a fun example to share. The following two photos show Bailey flying through the air about to catch her duck. They were taken from two different cameras at the exact same moment during the same jump. Cool, right?

One Shot Two Ways #1

One Shot Two Ways #2

The first photo was taken head-on by a professional photographer (Key4Prints). I happened to catch the second photo from the bleachers at the exact same time… just as Bailey was contorting her body and snapping her mouth open mid-air in an attempt to catch her duck. While the professional shot is clearly a better photo, I kind of like the second shot because it helps you appreciate what a huge jump this was. Bailey ended up winning her division at this event with a 24+ foot jump!

Thanks for stopping by and, again, thank you to everyone that voted for Bailey in the photo contest!!!! (You can vote here: http://bit.ly/146NFcQ )

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Multiple Baileys and a Photo Contest!

Happy Friday! Check out this photo of Bailey… I entered it in a photo contest and, if we win, Bailey will get to have a professional photo shoot and be the “Cover Dog” of Delmarva Unleashed magazine!  If you want to help Bailey in the contest please click on the photo.  This will take you directly to the Facebook version of the photo where you can “LIKE” it to vote!  Voting ends February 21, 2013.

Click here to vote!

The above photo shows Bailey in Dover, Delaware at a Delmarva Dockdogs practice.  I created the image by combining five photographs of the same jump together in Photoshop.  I especially like this image because you get to see five Baileys in the air and five Bailey reflections in the water.  She also caught her yellow wubba like a pro.  🙂

Over the years I have created several sequences of Bailey competing in dock diving events.  Here are a few of my favorites!  (Click the photo to view the high-res version.)

Bailey the Little GSP competing in Extreme Vertical

Bailey at the June Bloom event last summer.  Not the prettiest grab but she got it! (2012)

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Bailey the Little GSP competing in Big Air

Bailey doing a place ‘n’ send style jump at a pond event in Frederick, Maryland. (2010)

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Bailey the Little GSP competing in Big Air

Bailey makes a splash at Care A Lot in Virginia Beach. (2010)

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Bailey the Little GSP competing in Big Air

Following her red wubba through the air at the June Bloom event. (2012)

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Bailey the Little GSP competing in Extreme Vertical

A prettier Extreme Vertical grab at June Bloom. (2012)

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Bailey the Little GSP competing in Big Air

Last but not least, a close up of Bailey’s expression as she takes off.
She’s all business! (2011)

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Do you like any of the above photos?  Tell me about it in the comments section.  And please don’t forget to Vote for Bailey in the “Cover Dog” photo contest!  Thank you!!!  🙂

Vote for Bailey in the Dockdogs Photo Contest!

Guess what?  I entered this photo of Bailey and Matt in a Dockdogs photo contest on Facebook.  The contest is based purely on the number of Facebook “LIKES” a photo gets so I’m humbly requesting that you consider voting for it.  All you have to do is click on the photo below which will automatically bring you to the photo’s page on Facebook.  Then click “LIKE” in Facebook — it’s that easy!

Here’s some more information on the photo itself if you’re interested…

  • Taken by me on July 3, 2010 at the Big Butler Fair in Butler County, PA
  • The toy is not in fact attached to Bailey’s nose with a string… the rope-ended duck toy that Matt was using just happened to twist in the air that way at this particular moment.
  • This photo is the original version of the image that I use for my WordPress “gravatar” icon and it is one of my all-time favorite photos of Bailey.
  • Bailey ended up getting 3rd place overall at this event behind a Dalmatian named Lance and a Black Lab named Marcie.

Thanks for reading and please consider voting!  🙂