Brace For Impact by grizzlysghost

Brace For Impact

120 pounds of Bennett straight at you on the snow... things can't possibly end well.

Breaking up those monotonous landscapes with a shot of my BOY! :)
He's so cute! Great capture!
January 6th, 2013  
What a sweet guy! Nice catch.
January 6th, 2013  
Cool shot of Bennett! Love your landscapes. We just have dead grass in FL!
January 6th, 2013  
Great picture!
January 6th, 2013  
That's one happy pup - great shot.
January 6th, 2013  
I can see a collision coming :)
January 6th, 2013  
Thai ia a wonderful action shot. Beautiful dog
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January 6th, 2013  
Fantastic action shot of him! Hes handsome!
January 6th, 2013  
Dog tackles, they think you`re a giant chew toy or something. Cute shot!
January 6th, 2013  
Nice action shot! Good thing there was snow to to pad the fall! ;)
January 6th, 2013  
Haha fantastic shot Aaron!
January 6th, 2013  
Wonderful!
January 6th, 2013  
Sue
Fabulous!
January 6th, 2013  
Fantastic capture!
January 6th, 2013  
Brilliant!
January 6th, 2013  
What a great expression...you have called him and he is thrilled to come running!
January 6th, 2013  
what a great expression, pure joy.
January 6th, 2013  
TK
This is great! What lens did you use? I am having issues getting a clear shot of my cat...who is STILL!!!!
January 6th, 2013  
What love and joy you captured -- great photo!
January 6th, 2013  
How cute!!! Oh yeah, those landscapes are just terribly monotonous and boring... :P
January 6th, 2013  
@tksharpley Thanks TK! I used a Canon EF 24-105mm 1:4 L IS USM for this shot. If shooting without support, make sure your shutter speed is at least 1/125sec (adjust your aperture and ISO until it is there). For action shots, I strive for 1/1000sec.
January 6th, 2013  
Ha! He smiled for you!
January 6th, 2013  
Cool shot !!
January 6th, 2013  
Fantastico!!!
January 6th, 2013  
Perfect capture.
January 6th, 2013  
Oh, I love this! That’s one big dog! My lab has the same enthusiastic approach to life. He’s only 85 pounds, but it’s still sometimes painful when he shows his affection for us. Brings new meaning to the phrase “love hurts”.
January 6th, 2013  
Love it! Hope you protected your camera!
January 6th, 2013  
Technical question - I see your ISO is 2500 on this shot yet there is absolutely no noise. Is that one advantage of higher end cameras? On my cheapy T1i, even photos at 800 ISO would appear grainy. I haven’t tested my new camera, but it’s still only a 60D.
January 6th, 2013  
@lisjam1 Thanks Lisabell! There is definitely noise; it just isn't that evident in this photo because he is filling the frame and I didn't have to crop it very much. But in LR4, when I blow it up; oh yea, noise city. I also shoot a 21 megapixel full-frame camera, so that probably creates a cleaner than average photo as well. I really hated cranking up to 2500, but it was a little shady, and I needed both the aperture and shutter speed to stop his action and keep him in the dof.
January 6th, 2013  
Your landscapes are hardly monotonous! This is a great action shot of your doggie though.
January 6th, 2013  
Love the action captured here!
January 6th, 2013  
I want to see the conclusion. Do you step neatly aside in a practised manner or does Bennett take a leap at you licking your face as you fall winded to the ground???
January 6th, 2013  
@lwain Haha Lindy! "Bennett rushes down to greet him, falling into his arms in a loving embrace. It's as if the two are meeting again, for the first time. Their bodies; warm. Their breath; heavy. Then..." LOL, you crack me up! He almost always just runs past, but sometimes loses his grip and brushes me; or jumps over me (I was lying on my belly for this shot). :)
January 6th, 2013  
Great shot of your dog. He looks like he is a fun dog with a lot of personality.
January 6th, 2013  
Another amazing capture. He runs very fast for a dog with three legs :-)
January 6th, 2013  
Ah, but what can be more exhilarating than 120 pounds of pure love coming right at you? Fave.
January 6th, 2013  
This photo says one word to me- joy! I love the way you caught his face at just the right moment- fav.
January 6th, 2013  
Nice action shot!
January 6th, 2013  
Oh, this makes me smile from ear to ear!! :)
January 6th, 2013  
and another fav, lol. Does he really weigh that much? Wow!! Mandy is only 45 lbs and thats enough for me :))
January 6th, 2013  
cute, cute! I feel is is running right at me! Love the frozen action and the smile on his face
January 6th, 2013  
@tbats22 Haha, he sure does Tiara; and he's still a puppy! He should top out at around 140 (I hope!)
January 6th, 2013  
Awesome action capture and a FAV!!!
January 6th, 2013  
Sweet shot! So happy.
January 6th, 2013  
Ha ha - looks like you're about to get tackled! Love this shot - he's so cute!
January 6th, 2013  
Aaron, I think that I like this one the best. He looks happy.
January 6th, 2013  
Wow! Great action shot.
January 6th, 2013  
Hahah LOVE it! :) So very cute!
January 6th, 2013  
Another great action shot. ;-)
January 6th, 2013  
He looks so happy! Great photo!
January 6th, 2013  
Love his little green 'halo' and smiley face! What a beautiful, big boy he is!!! So exuberant!
January 6th, 2013  
@thebluegnu Haha, he sure does have a green halo! I didn't even notice... now I'm sure it will be the first thing I see every time I look at it! :) Thanks Blue!
January 6th, 2013  
Perfect capture! He looks so impetuous!
January 6th, 2013  
Thank you Aaron...I was ready for a Bennett fix. I have added him to my Bennett Fav's :)
January 6th, 2013  
Jo
When I go for a shot like this with either of my boxers (or both) it normally ends up very messy!
January 6th, 2013  
What a joyful shot!
January 6th, 2013  
Brilliant! :D Before I read some of your comments in this thread, I was kinda worried about how you save your camera from the impact. :D I love it how you capture him so joyous! :)
January 6th, 2013  
Exhuberant much? Super fun image!
January 6th, 2013  
looks like it would end in a big mess!!.......but didn't!! What a glorious sight he is...........HUGE!!
January 6th, 2013  
awwwwww! awwww! oh and: awwwww! :D
January 6th, 2013  
What can I say ... I'm torn between awwwww and LOL .... so I'll just go for FAVE !
January 6th, 2013  
he is just adorable =)))
January 6th, 2013  
Awwww.... I love the JOY on his face here!
January 6th, 2013  
@onie Haha, thanks Leonie!
January 6th, 2013  
Pam
Ha ha! Perfect!!
January 6th, 2013  
On ONE leg! How cool is that!? Love it :)
January 6th, 2013  
beautiful action shot!
January 6th, 2013  
Oh my and he doesn't look like he is interesting in slowing down one bit
January 6th, 2013  
Can almost feel him charging towards me!! Wonderful action capture!! Fav!!
January 6th, 2013  
Wonderful - what a happy full-of-life shot!
January 6th, 2013  
Lyn
Bennett is my mother's family name! We haven't seen many shots of Bennett in quite some time - and he is SO boundlessly happy! fav
January 6th, 2013  
Oh my! Makes me wonder what you were holding. ;)
January 6th, 2013  
WHEEEEEEEEE!!!
January 6th, 2013  
Great action shot! Love his pose!
January 6th, 2013  
Fantastic and full of action...Fav
January 6th, 2013  
Love the ears up in the air!
January 6th, 2013  
He is awesome!! Fav
January 6th, 2013  
Fabulous action shot! He's jumping right through my pc ;-)
January 6th, 2013  
Love this action shot. Very cute!
January 6th, 2013  
Incredible shot - I love the ears in the air and the one paw on the ground!
January 6th, 2013  
Very good. So, did he land right on top of you after this?
January 6th, 2013  
Great action. He looks like he is standing on one back leg. Great action shot
January 6th, 2013  
@henrir Haha, almost Henri, he zipped right by!
January 6th, 2013  
Wow, you have a beautiful pup!! What kind of dog is he??? Great shot!
January 7th, 2013  
@mamasoo Thank you Kara! He is a Greater Swiss Mountain Dog :)
January 7th, 2013  
You've got a handsome boy.
January 8th, 2013  
Caz
I love his expression, pure happiness ! Gorgeous dog !
January 8th, 2013  
There's a happy dog in his element! I hope he's got brakes!
January 8th, 2013  
Beautiful, don't see many Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs around my neck of the woods, which is a shame!
January 9th, 2013  
@ejlockett Thanks! They are are pretty rare breed, but so wonderful!
January 9th, 2013  
Great shot - gorgeous dog! : )
January 12th, 2013  
What an awesome capture.
January 12th, 2013  
Love this...Fav'd
January 12th, 2013  
I have been hit by a dog running like this! He almost knocked my camera around. was not happy. Haha! This is so great how he is frozen in time, about to leap! Fav! What have you taken lately that I am not fav-ing!? wow.
January 13th, 2013  
@espyetta Thanks MaryBeth; you're on a roll! LOL
January 13th, 2013  
That head on POV makes it look like he's going to come charging out of my computer screen. Perfect frozen moment.
FAV
January 15th, 2013  
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