2012 Reliant World Series of Dog Shows pictures

So another year has gone by and another dog show is behind us. I’ll start off by saying that the lighting still stinks at the Reliant Center. Come on guys, add more lights or provide power so we can do our own!

This year especially was not a good smelling year. I saw dog poop on the floor and while that is a really bad reflection of dog owners, it’s even worse for the venue to not have the cleanup crews on standby given that this is a place with thousands of dogs.

All complaining aside, I got a few decent pictures. I was there for the weight pull competition, but I’ll just post a couple of pictures from that since I turn those pictures in to the rescue group and they will handle distribution to the owners and such.

2012 Reliant World Series of Dog Shows

2012 Reliant World Series of Dog Shows

After the pull, I got to walk around again and get pictures of the dogs getting prepped for their shows. It’s amazing how much work goes into making those dogs look as good as they do. I’m sure diet, exercise, and genetics play the biggest part, but when it’s showtime, these dogs are ready to go!
Sleepyhead
2012 Reliant World Series of Dog Shows

This guy is a fellow photographer’s dog at the Bull Terrier rescue booth. He kept taking candy from the candy jar next to him. I’ve never seen a dog like candy!
2012 Reliant World Series of Dog Shows

A few more…
2012 Reliant World Series of Dog Shows

2012 Reliant World Series of Dog Shows

2012 Reliant World Series of Dog Shows

2012 Reliant World Series of Dog Shows

2012 Reliant World Series of Dog Shows

2012 Reliant World Series of Dog Shows

2012 Reliant World Series of Dog Shows

Overexposed
2012 Reliant World Series of Dog Shows

King of the hill
2012 Reliant World Series of Dog Shows

2012 Reliant World Series of Dog Shows

2012 Reliant World Series of Dog Shows

This was shot at ISO 2200 and 1/400th of a second. I’m not usually one to complain about my camera, but this sort of shot- low light/ fast action is where the newer full frame cameras really shine. I needed If I could have shot this at 1/800th of a second, the picture would be much more compelling but I’d need a camera that could shoot at ISO 4400 (to compensate for needing twice the light) and mine couldn’t. A d700 could have easily done that. D3s would have ate that up like it’s nothing. D4 – hell, it could shoot with a candle light (ok maybe not that much). Hopefully the D600 can handle it.
2012 Reliant World Series of Dog Shows

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