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This is the Blog Page on the Northern Beaches Pet photography web site ,www.theotherbriansmith.com. Posts are pet related.  This web site is in Sydney, Australia and caters pet photography on the Northern Beaches of Sydney and surrounds

Families with their Pets

We recently had an opportunity to photograph an older Labradore with the two teenaged (young adults) members of the family.

Their mother's idea was to include her children and their dog in the photo shoot and to have the opportunity to get a few great photo's of the children, as other than some phone snaps, she did not have any dedicate photographs of them since they were much younger.

Their dog, a golden Labradore had a gentle sweet nature and was getting on in years. In fact, as I recall, this dog had always been in these teenages life's.   

This shoot took place at McCarrs Creeek Reserve on Sydneys Northern Beaches, an approved off leash area for dogs. We at Northern Beaches Pet Photography use this area for late afternoon shoots as the light can be very special.

These photographs will be memories which will last forever.

 

Scotland Island to Church Point Dog Race

On Christmas Eve each year, since 1974 or even earlier, a dog swimming race takes place across the bay from Scotland Island to Church Point Wharf. The distance is approx. 600 mts on flat water.

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Adding to the excitement of the 2016 event, a thunder storm passed over, just as the race finished. However this did not deter the hundreds of spectators who turned out to watch this Christmas Eve ritual.

All the dogs entered swim next to or nearby their owners, who paddle on surfboards, swim or paddle in canoes or similar next to their dog. Some dogs on leash, most not.  Should the dogs need a rest the handlers are close by. There are different divisions for large, medium and small dogs. Entry is via a can of dog food or bottle of beer, as you may well see its all very ' Low Key ' with Fun the main attraction.

 Below is a great short YouTube video of this years race,  

 Credit for the video, creator "pittwaterpathways"

Being Christmas Eve there is a genuine happy and relaxed atmosphere amougst the hundres of spectators and competitors.

This years overall winner was Hugo the dog with Ed his owner. They were both from Melbourne , and staying on the Northern Beaches visiting family during Christmas.  No rule says you need to be a local to enter!

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2016 Winners

A great local event, still mages by  Northern Beaches Pet Photography.  

 

Rocky the Bull Dog

Some dogs chase tennis balls or similar, not Rocky, his favourite is a large exercise ball. He chases the ball after it is thrown by his owner, and continually taps it with his head to keep it moving!

 

Rocky favourite play area is at the local Bayview Dog Park on Sydney's Northern Beaches, a great place for dog exercise. He is the only dog we have photographed who loves chasing these large balls.

Go Rocky!