Monthly Archives: July 2014

I recently was asked to do a photoshoot of three black labradors  and we chose a place in Bedfordshire called Rowney Woods. The three dogs called Paddy, Spud and Grace were bundles of energy and had a great time disappearing into the thick undergrowth and then just as suddenly bounding out from an entirely new area.  Luckily the bells on their necks enabled us to track their movements. It was a fun shoot and thanks to Linda for booking me.

As a little background info, Rowney Woods in Bedfordshire is owned by The Forestry Commission and makes a wonderful walking and biking route amongst the woods in the bracken. The soil is very red in the woods as are some of the old bricks of farmhouses in the area indicating that there used to be ironworks with pits and quarries here. In the past it was also used by the commoners of Shefford, a local small town, and was known as Shefford common. The commoners had grazing rights and were allowed to collect the bedding here for their animals.

Anyway I diversify and here are a handful of images from the shoot.

 

Last weekend I did a shoot with two German Shepherd Dogs in the fields around Sundon Hills in Bedfordshire. The two dogs, ‘Huggy’ on the left and ‘Reece’ live on a farm where there is plenty of space for walks !  Both dogs are eight years old although Reece only came from a rescue home a year ago. One shot below was Huggy re-appearing via a field of barley after having chased a brave hare down the grass track until both disappeared.

As a little background the nearby Sundon Hills offer fantastic views over the surrounding countryside. The area is important for many species of plants, animal and birds such as Fly Orchids, Foxes, Badgers and Great spotted woodpeckers.

 

 

Meet ‘Bangers’ a seven month old dachshund who lives in Biggleswade.  A really game-loving and playful dog who, once he had got over his nerves at meeting a big man with a long lens, started to play. His trick was to run around the tree as I approached him so I found it best to let him start to run at which point I would go in the opposite direction with camera at the ready ! Testing but a lot of fun.  His energy seemed boundless – just a pity mine was not quite so boundless.

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