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The Shiba-Blogger Meetup in New York

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Right after we walked the High Line in Manhattan last week, we headed to Brooklyn Heights to meet Shio and family. A handsome Shiba Inu for sure, though more shy than Suki:

Shio: “I’m not shy! I’m just too cool for you!”

Of course, Shio. My bad.

Shio wasn’t the only Shiba at the meetup. Here are Betsy and Kit, the famous Shibas featured on Gina’s Shibal Inu blog. Gina even hooked me up with one of her awesome tote bags. (pictured below)

I actually lived in Brooklyn Heights for a few years. The walk was pretty nostalgic for me. I got to see a lot of new city improvements to the neighborhood. The new parks along the pier are beautiful, as was our late afternoon stroll through town under the shadows of the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges.

Shio’s dad Josh (left), and my cousin, also named Josh (right). All three of us paw-parazzied our way through the Heights. The batteries in my X100 were running low from shooting the High Line  all morning, so I spent some time with my cousin’s Nikon D7000, which I used to take many of these images. Insanely good camera.

It was a hot day in New York. It wasn’t long before our double-coated furry friends started tiring. At times, Shio would just halt mid-walk and lay down. Had to carry him for a little:

…..and/or pamper him during his protests. Speaking of protests:

Shio: “No, humans! We MUST enter this here bakery!”

Shio: “Do you not want some freshly baked noms? Or A/C? What’s the matter with you people?!”

Don’t you just love Shiba smiles?

That’s one cool family right there. Make sure you check out Josh’s post about our meetup at the Shio Blog: Shio vs. Jonathan Fleming.



Fuji X100
Nikon D7000 + Nikkor DX 35mm f/1.8G

Written by Jonathan

September 18, 2011 at 7:30 pm

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  1. Beautiful dog!


    September 18, 2011 at 7:55 pm

  2. Thanks for taking some wonderful family portraits for us!!

    Josh Li

    September 18, 2011 at 8:00 pm

  3. wonderful meetup!
    the shiba dogs are all so cute:))


    September 18, 2011 at 8:27 pm

  4. Some really nice photos in this set. Love the bridge shots and also the last b/w image.


    September 18, 2011 at 9:21 pm

  5. So..jealous!! You met Shio, Kit and Betsy in person. *sigh*

    Prince Zuko's mom

    September 19, 2011 at 7:59 am

  6. aww! i love shiba smiles! great blog post on the shibas. too bad Suki wasn’t there :(.

    Jasmine Lee

    September 19, 2011 at 11:18 am

  7. Sweet post man! I haven’t been *in* your blog in a while! This little walk really made me see how fun (and extremely challenging) it is to photograph the Shibas! Great pics and presentation!

    Josh Liba

    September 19, 2011 at 11:46 am

  8. Thanks for sharing the photos! You’ve given Shio so much character through your photos. You can almost see what his stubborn little mind is thinking!

    It was such a pleasure to meet you, Bridget and (your) Josh!

    I love the photos of (my) Josh, myself and Shio. We rarely ever have photos of the three of us together!

    We’ll have to do this again next time when we go out to the West coast. I can’t wait to meet sweet Suki.


    September 19, 2011 at 5:56 pm

  9. ajdkfjae;ljfakl;jf. these posts kill me. i want one so so so badly. they just look so wise!


    September 19, 2011 at 6:34 pm

  10. i love the part where they were hot and just plum laid down on the sidewalk — so cute. 🙂


    September 19, 2011 at 8:45 pm

  11. Great shots! That D7000 is quite impressive.


    September 19, 2011 at 10:47 pm

  12. Looks like you are enjoying the x100. I really like the x100, but I need a small camera with better video to complement my D700, preferably a bit cheaper than the x100 as well. Any suggestions?

    • Small camera with good video? Lots of options. The new Canon S100, Olympus XZ-1, upcoming Fuji X10, or some of the M4/3 system cameras are less expensive and probably do better video. Check on the Sony NEX line as well.


      September 21, 2011 at 12:07 pm

  13. […] You can view them here: […]

  14. […] posted up the photos from our meeting on his website recently, and I can’t help but stare at one picture of Shio sitting and […]

    Shiba Kisses » Shio the Shiba

    September 23, 2011 at 8:44 am

  15. Gah!! I love Shibas!!!! You are such a wonderful photog!


    September 23, 2011 at 12:39 pm

  16. Shibas are so cute! Love the photos. This post is inspiring, I should do a photowalk with my dogs as well. =)

    Frances Yeo

    September 24, 2011 at 8:01 pm

  17. Really enjoyed following your day and photos of these beautiful dogs! Love the photo of the reflection in the street, too.

    Tricia Booker Photography

    September 28, 2011 at 5:11 am

  18. haha! i do like shiba smiles 🙂 they are all so photogenic. Cracked me up about Shio just halting mid-way and lying down! wish I can do that too and get carried for the rest of the way 🙂


    October 16, 2011 at 1:29 pm

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