For me there is nothing more fun to do photographically than take pictures of a Shiba. What about taking pictures of three Shibas? Now that’s what I call an awesome afternoon. This here is the mighty Taro. Just look at his confident gaze and large stature.
The Taro executive shot. Feel the power of the mighty Shiba!
Ok, actually, Taro is tiny. The smallest Shiba Inu I’ve ever met in fact, and yes, he’s full Shiba. Look how sweet he is…why doesn’t Suki ever kiss me??? Oh well.
Anyway, the following images are a few highlights from the afternoon we spent with the Shibas yesterday. Still have a ways to go in processing most of them, but I was anxious to get some posted up on the blog:
If you’ve been following my blog recently, you probably know that this is Suki. Not! This is Suki’s half-brother, Zuko. They met for the first time not too long ago.
The real Suki is on the left above and in the picture below. She’s looking a little concerned in the group shot above. Maybe she thought she was done with the whole cameras and flashes in my face thing and is not happy that it seems to be starting again. Sorry Suki! Being a model is tough, I get it. =)
Keeping these three together required leashes, treats, and very patient assistants.
Spent some time together at the dog park in Mission Bay. Check out Suki giving Taro the stare-down:
The Shiba meetup doubled as a Flickr meetup as we were briefly joined by the very talented Cara Rose. She came packing some serious heat, film cam on one shoulder, digital on the other. A photographic force to be reckoned with! Looking forward to seeing her shots, both from her visit to San Francisco and from running around with me trying to get some good frames of the dogs.
Taro…such a happy face.
Taro’s light frame allows him to get some serious air, which we tried to capture at Peace Plaza in Japan Town.
Large, Medium, Extra Small (Zuko, Suki, Taro)
After a few photos at the Plaza, we formed a little Shiba parade down the street on our way to lunch.
I wondered if I could finish such a large lunch, while Suki wondered if she could turn that pigeon into lunch.
Zuko, being well-behaved while we chowed down.
I think the image of the day goes to little Taro. I just love the way this shot turned out, capturing the Shiba Inu spirit while revealing something about Taro’s unique personality. I’m telling you, I could photograph Shibas all day. High resolution gallery on my website is forthcoming!
Camera: Nikon D700