Snow Day with my handsome boy- Remus (aka Spring Willow's Auld Lang Syne)

Hello all!

Just wanted to share some of the photos I got of my gorgeous little model the other day after the snowstorm here in RVA! He's entirely motivated by treats but he seems to know exactly what I want from him as soon as I whip the camera out. Let's see some more snow pictures!

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OMG! He is GORGEOUS! Beautiful BASENJI-a fine specimen!

Strange how Basenjis love the snow ! Happy looking lad !

Such a handsome boy! He's sure to get many Basenji girls hearts racing. LOL

The reflected light from the snow also gives a great nice soft light. Makes for nice photos. Snow pics would be fun but no snow here for the last few hundred years.

Thanks for posting.

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I love the snow pix. Beautiful B's!!!!
Here in Florida, we have no snow (but we're really enjoying the cooler temperatures finally!)
Here's Mojo laughing at the thought of snow. (I caught him mid-yawn and it looks pretty scary.)

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@janiehoulgrave GORGEOUS DOG! You are very lucky to have him! My girl hated the snow so I would put her Sweater on which I still have and some boots and after about a half an hour we were finally ready to brave the Snow. She also hated Rain so I would walk her with an Umbrella. She would look at me with a face that said 'Make it stop NOW!'

They each have such unique personalities it is difficult not to love them!

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@antigone Remus HATES the rain. There is nothing I can do to get him to go outside if its even drizzling. He was really unsure about the snow last year, but with some treats and tossing snowballs he warmed up to it. Now he just goes out and does zoomies in the back yard in the snow and refuses to come in haha

@kembe haha thank you! He's certainly learned how to model!

@donc Thank you! My fiance actually bought me the 50mm lens I used for the photos a few years back and it works so perfectly with the snow. The only challenge is getting him and his GSD sister to sit still haha

Very nice pictures, very handsome dog!

What camera are you using? That lens is doing a good job for you!

@eeeefarm its actually just a Canon T3 I got maybe 5 years ago, but the lens is a 50mm 1.8f and it makes a huge difference for relatively little cost. Its fixed focal length so it can be a bit tricky to get them in frame while holding treats or toys to get their attention, but worth it for sure!

@janiehoulgrave
He should be a MODEL - he's beautiful! Great photos!

@janiehoulgrave They are hilarious! He is such a gorgeous dog too! My B did not yodel until she was 15! What a funny sound! These Dogs are not for everyone but if you can survive the 1st year of Puppyhood you will be glad that you have one. BTW my Gal was paid $150.00 to Model a $14,500.00 Queen Ann Dog Bed for Forbes Magazine. The magazine got more calls about my Dog then they did about the ludicrous Dog Bed! My friend worked there and the Client wanted an unusual Dog. I held her in place and the Photographer said 'Meow" and she cocked her head and he got the shot he wanted the first time! She could have been a Model for other Dog related things and I was approached by an Agent who was always looking for a new Animal to use but her 15 minutes of Fame were over. There are Agencies that look for Dogs and Cats and you may be able to find one. Basenjis are better known now than they were 20 years ago but they still are uncommon. Good luck with Remus!!!

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@antigone
Do you have a copy of the photo of your dog on the bed? I'd love to see it! 😊

I will have to find it! I saved EVERYTHING from my dog because I got her in my late 20s and had her until my early 40s. I was devasted when she had to leave me and this December 23rd would have been her 20th Birthday. I will find the photograph tomorrow.

@janiehoulgrave said in Snow Day with my handsome boy- Remus (aka Spring Willow's Auld Lang Syne):

@eeeefarm its actually just a Canon T3 I got maybe 5 years ago, but the lens is a 50mm 1.8f and it makes a huge difference for relatively little cost. Its fixed focal length so it can be a bit tricky to get them in frame while holding treats or toys to get their attention, but worth it for sure!

That aperture sure makes a difference! I used to do pet portraits for a friend with a doggie daycare. I have a few tricks to get their attention, and I got pretty good at making unusual noises to get the expression. If you don't nail it in the first few shots usually they get bored (just like kids!). Something that works with horses is to open an umbrella slowly. Then (if you are lucky) you get something like this:

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