Black & White Photo Challenge, No. 2

Meet Ghillie, our 10-year old English Mastiff.  Ghillie is named after the heavy camouflage (ghillie) suits worn by military snipers.  I hadn’t realized how well-camouflaged she is until I switched this photo to black and white.

English Mastiffs are a lot like offensive linesmen.  They’re good for a 5-yard burst of speed, and then they’re done.  Ghillie loves to go for a walk in the wetlands behind our house.  But taking Ghillie for a long walk is always risky.  Why?  Because when she’s done with her walk . . . you’re done with your walk.  Ghillie will just lay down in the middle of wherever, and that’s the end of that.  You can’t push her.  You can’t pull her.  You can’t coax her.  So, unless want to carry 165-pounds of dog home . . . get comfy.  You aren’t moving again until she’s ready to move again.

We were about three-quarters of the way through our walk yesterday when Ghillie called a 60-second time out . . .

done dogNikon D800
ISO 800 | 35mm | f/4.0 | 1/320 sec

Each day, I’m supposed to invite one other blogger to participate in the Black & White Photo Challenge.  Today’s lucky invitee is Jeff, over at foodwineclick, who takes the most delicious food photos ever.  Fair warning — do not look at Jeff’s blog if you’re hungry!



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