My Masters Saddle, the Tool of his trade!

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My Masters Saddle, the Tool of his trade!

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict 6/15/2010 10:02:00 AM

This is lovely, Pat and Graham, HTD!!!

Dominick #1279073

Graham Robards level-addict 6/15/2010 10:02:59 AM

"The Red River Valley" for John sung by my favourite too Slim Whitman.
Music will self destruct in 24 hours. Haven't had time to chat for a a few days.

I'm re-designing a website, put this image on the front page in a different
format of course so enterred it here too adding some daisies as a background.
I originally took the shot at a training trial, Steve brought
his old saddle along for a photo shoot of his dog as he is getting on.
"Snap" is, 12 years and was retired from competing last year,
one of the hightest scoring dogs in Oz. Beautiful worker.

We have a two day seminar coming up this weekend plus a day out tomorrow
training with the speaker so it will be such fun. Taking hundreds of photos,

sadly none for here as the lighting is horrid, not BP quality.

Have a great day. ~Pat and Graham #8696640

Mitch Spence level-addict 6/15/2010 10:34:09 AM

That is one beautiful dog, Pat, and one gorgeous and beautifully conceived image. #8696684

Datha Y. Thompson 6/15/2010 10:59:20 AM

BEAUTIFUL!!! LOVE IT :) #8696721

Monnie Ryan 6/15/2010 11:04:19 AM

Wonderful capture and theme entry, Pat! #8696727

Jane Holestine 6/15/2010 11:48:05 AM

Beautiful image, Pat. Love the poem, but it's sad. #8696824

Joy Rector 6/15/2010 12:09:34 PM

love this shot #8696866

Patti Coblentz level-addict 6/15/2010 2:37:51 PM

It is very sad..but presented beautifully, Pat!! HTD!

Patti #8697161

Claudine Grove level-addict 6/15/2010 3:03:58 PM

Beautiful image, sad to think of the story behind the composition. #8697224

John Connolly level-addict 6/15/2010 3:18:42 PM

What a fantastic story telling image Pat! It reminds me a bit of "Old Shep"!
Love the Slim Whitman music! #8697255

John Connolly level-addict 6/15/2010 3:19:04 PM

What a fantastic story telling image Pat! It reminds me a bit of "Old Shep"!
Love the Slim Whitman music! #8697256

David Phalen 6/15/2010 4:13:00 PM

Beautiful work!! HTD!! #8697315

Dr Silly 6/15/2010 6:25:56 PM

Beautiful capture and words to go along with it. :O) #8697603

Katarina Mansson 6/15/2010 11:01:04 PM

Cute and perfect fro the theme! HTD Pat! #8697914

Graham Robards level-addict 6/16/2010 5:39:20 AM

Thankyou all so much all! I just got home! Tired out so off to bed, only ten thirty pm. over here but I am exhausted.




Nikki McDonald level-addict 6/19/2010 7:07:28 PM

A wonderful image, Pat. #8705517

Phillip R. Connolly level-addict 6/26/2010 5:32:28 PM

What a great capture you have here, Pat! Very well taken and the story is so fitting!

Phil #8718633

Laura E. Swan level-addict 6/30/2010 10:16:00 PM

Big Sis, Pat, This is Beautiful, Deep and Sad. Takes us back the old cowboy days where men DID get shot off of their horses, etc., and their dogs sat waiting. I think horses were known to wait for their masters, too!

You did a Terrific Job with the Set Up Big Sis and so did your champion of a retired doggy, too!

-Little Sis xxxxxxx
(Sorry I have been so abscent. I have been doing projects off of BP)...


Julie Christiansen 7/2/2010 1:58:45 PM

Precious. #8730649

Wm Nosal 7/2/2010 2:44:49 PM

Beautiful Shot! #8730692

Nancyj E. Hovey level-addict 7/12/2010 2:21:31 PM

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #8751682

Patti Coblentz level-addict 7/12/2010 2:26:44 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Pat! #8751737

Leslie McLain level-addict 7/12/2010 2:41:30 PM

Congrats on your beautiful finalist, Pat. #8751906

Dawn M. Schneider level-addict 7/12/2010 2:58:34 PM

Wonderful Finalist!!!! snap is the cutest!! #8752147

John Connolly level-addict 7/12/2010 3:26:55 PM

Congratulations on your finalist Pat, let's hope it progresses to gold! #8752461

Nikki McDonald level-addict 7/12/2010 3:31:20 PM

Congratulations on the finalist and good luck in the next round, Pat. I agree with John. This should certainly move on. #8752505

Laura E. Swan level-addict 7/12/2010 3:48:48 PM




-Lala xxxxxxxxx #8752667

Patrick Rouzes level-addict 7/12/2010 5:45:48 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this superb finaslit,Pat & Graham!
Have you in my thoughts & prayers,Pat! #8753911

Carol Eade level-addict 7/12/2010 5:48:11 PM

Gorgeous, warm congratulations Pat & Graham! #8753931

Irene Colling level-addict 7/12/2010 6:48:25 PM

Outstanding capture and presentation Pat.
Congratulations on the finalist. #8754515

Wm Nosal 7/12/2010 6:55:03 PM

Congratulations Pat! #8754558

Sherran Andersen level-addict 7/12/2010 8:52:24 PM

Congrats Pat. Hope you feel better soon. #8755240

Stefania Barbier level-addict 7/13/2010 5:09:56 AM

congratulations on your wonderful finalist!!! #8756513

Mitch Spence level-addict 7/13/2010 10:00:33 AM

I do love this shot, Pat. Congratulations to you. #8757986

Sam Britt level-addict 7/13/2010 2:42:16 PM

Congratulations on this finalist! #8759036

Susie Peek-Swint level-addict 7/13/2010 2:50:26 PM

Many congrats on your wonderful finalist Pat! #8759083

Daniella Puente level-addict 7/13/2010 4:14:45 PM

I love the wonderful feelings on the image and words, congratulations on this GREAT finalist :))) #8759441

Monnie Ryan level-addict 7/13/2010 4:24:38 PM

WTG -- congratulations on your Finalist! #8759515

Avril Young level-addict 7/13/2010 6:49:41 PM

stunning, really love this...dont know if you used two photos or if this is just one...awesome photo..

congrats on your finalists.....well done!!! #8760063

Laura E. Swan level-addict 7/13/2010 10:02:49 PM


Little Sister xxxxxxxx #8760553

Graham Robards level-addict 7/14/2010 12:44:30 AM

It's two photos Avril, I forgot to mention that. I have got five other dogs posing with the same saddle so I will have to next time LOL.

Thanks for your kind words.

~Pat #8760697

Graham Robards level-addict 7/14/2010 12:45:47 AM

Thankyou everyone for your kind words.
Very happy! ~Pat #8760698

Merna L. Nobile 7/14/2010 8:37:59 PM

BEAUTIFUL! Congratulations on your Finalist Award for June, 2010. Merna #8764213

Carolyn J. Connolly level-addict 7/16/2010 8:17:10 AM

Wow, Pat and Graham - this image is SO lovely...and I can't believe I haven't already commented on it!! In fact, I thought I had!! ;o/

Anyway, I love how you pulled all the parts together, Pat...and the story and verse accompanying this beautiful creation is so apt, too!! :o)

Snap most certainly is a handsome doggie, and I'm sure Steve is absolutely 'wrapped' with this image!! B-I-G congrat's on your Finalist recognition, friends - IMHO I think it should've gone on to gold!! :o) #8767824

Karen Kessler 7/16/2010 3:01:48 PM

Gorgeous dog as well as colors & pov! The story is sad, but fits.

Congrats on the Finalist! #8768444

Ann Coates level-addict 7/17/2010 12:19:54 PM

This is gorgeous. Congratulations on your finalist award. #8769828

Michele Peterson level-addict 8/1/2012 10:50:22 AM

A beautiful and sweet portrait. Congratulations on the finalist!! #10257993

Graham Robards level-addict 8/1/2012 10:51:42 PM

Thsankyou so very much Michele, very kind of you!

Pat #10259297

Ann Coates level-addict 10/25/2012 4:36:34 PM

Beautiful image and words. #10384211

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~ANIMALS~ *Re-enterred into a different catagory for June 2012*
You left without a word so I wait by your saddle, patiently waiting.
But you've not come back and the daisies bloom once again covering where you lay still, so long ago.

Exif: F Number: 6.3, Exposure Bias Value: -1.30, ExposureTime: 1/320 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 120.00 mm, Model: DSLR-A700

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