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Our Favorite Dog Park

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This is our favorite place to take Suki: the recently renovated dog park on 30th street and Church street here in San Francisco. Look how big it is! This image doesn’t even include a long stretch of run behind me. Suki approves of this park too:

There’s plenty of area for her to run at full speed!

There are also lots of tennis balls for her to play with.

And lots of smells for her to sniff!

Of course, her favorite thing to do is meet new dogs, and there are plenty of very friendly dogs to meet at this dog park!

Nikon D300s + Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 VC at 22mm f/11 ISO200 1/200 Second

….Like this guy for instance. Look at that face! He’d drop this slobbery ball on the ground and then dash off to get ready for me to throw it before I even had a chance to pick the ball up. I had to kick the ball since I had my camera in hand.

Nikon D300s + Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR at 70mm f/4.5 ISO220 1/500 Second

But if you threw the ball, he’d catch it in mid-air! Wow! This guy could play outfield in the MLB.

Nikon D300s + Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR at 125mm f/8 ISO500 1/400 Second

See how happy Suki is when she’s at the park?

Nikon D300s + Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 VC at 17mm f/2.8 ISO1000 1/1250 Second

After releasing a bunch of energy at the park, Suki walks very obediently. We usually take a walk through the neighborhood and hit up a local cafe, where she’ll patiently wait for us as we socialize over coffee:

Nikon D300s + Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 VC at 18mm f/4 ISO200 1/250 Second

Nikon D300s + Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 VC at 31mm f/2.8 ISO200 1/125 Second

Nikon D300s + Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 VC at 38mm f/2.8 ISO200 1/200 Second

On a side note, I’ve noticed something sort of strange with how images are displayed on my blog posts here in WordPress. Each of the pictures in this post contains a link that takes you to the image source. The images on this post look like they were stripped of some color and contrast, but if I click on any of them, I see an image with more color and contrast, closer (but still not exact) to what I see in Lightroom 3 beta. Do you see this too? It’s driving me crazy!

Written by Jonathan

January 2, 2010 at 11:57 pm

Suki at the Dog Park

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Nikon D90 + 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 at 200mm f/10, ISO800 1/1000 Sec

Nikon D90 + 70-300mm VR f/4.5-5.6 at 200mm f/10, ISO800 1/1000 Sec

Nikon D90 + Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR at 300mm f/8.0, ISO 800 1/1000 Second

Nikon D90 + Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR at 300mm f/8.0, ISO 800 1/1000 Second

Suki had a great time at the dog park today. We took her to the the dog run on 30th and Church street in the Noe Valley area of San Francisco. There were tons of dogs there for her to play with this afternoon. Suki is nearing 20 months old now, and is still as social as ever. She has this hilarious ability to come into a large group of dogs and become the center of attention. While she tries to wrestle with one dog, two or three dogs would try to wrestle with her! It’s quite a sight. Her favorite thing to do in the whole world has always been to socialize with other dogs, which is quite rare for a Shiba Inu. Most of the Shibas I’ve ever met were either aloof or just downright mean to other dogs. I’ve met a few that were friendly, but Suki is BEYOND friendly with other dogs of all sizes and breeds. I really love that she’s like that, because who wants to bring a moody dog to play at the dog park? =)

Nikon D90 + Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR at 300mm f/6.3, ISO 800 1/1000 Second // This is Suki bolting to the front gate to greet a new dog entering the park

Nikon D90 + Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR at 300mm f/6.3, ISO 800 1/1000 Second // This is Suki bolting to the front gate to greet a new dog entering the park

Written by Jonathan

August 23, 2009 at 4:17 am