August 22, 2012

Week 33- weaves

Ok, so it's actually week 34 of the photography project, but I'm catching up on the post I missed for last week :-) 

Dazzle and I have been taking an Agility weaves class.  The purpose is to teach the dogs to speed up and to do the poles correctly regardless of what the handler is doing or how they have to enter the weave poles.  Dazzle loves to weave, so I don't know about adding speed!  Here is a video of him doing 12 poles in about 1 second!  And he was already tired and slowing down when I shot the video.  Don't blink, you'll miss the video!


But he can still use help on difficult weave entries and not skipping out of the poles early (which he knows is even faster!) LOL

So for this week's photo, I wanted to incorporate the weaves and tried several different angles.  I then stood in the center of the poles and caught him exiting from over his back. I had to hold the camera in the air and just guess at where he was.

The photo I got was interesting, but not THE ONE, but it did give me the idea for the photo I ended up choosing for the Flickr group. It's a composite of the rapid shutter shots I got of a single run through the weaves.

You can really see how the poles he has completed swing back and forth.  Especially the second pole. He's so fast because he stays relatively straight and shoves the poles out of his way :-)

Here are a couple more I liked:

Not dog related, but we found a new gun range and it's only 15 minutes from us!  It's really big and anything smaller than 50 cal. is allowed. Went there on Sunday for an IDPA match and I think I did better than I have in past matches. I'm really looking forward to the advanced pistol training course this coming weekend.

Here are photos of the new range we will be frequenting. You can barely see the guy at the end of the low berm walking out to change his rifle target. The far berm in front of the trees is where the IDPA match was held. The blue target just off center is what we were shooting at. No idea what the distances are yet.

Long row of covered shooting stations. They also have a trap/skeet section with multiple stations that throw the clays and two big club houses.

Got to shoot an AR-15 for awhile. You can see the shell casing ejecting. Very little kick and easy to keep on target. Lots of fun!  It's semi auto, but it went through ammo like crazy. Because there is so little kick, it's easy to get multiple shots on target in rapid fire. 

Hubby shot it too
I haven't taken this week's photo yet. Guess I better get on that!