View Full Version : Thanks MaxDogPhotos!!
02-24-2007, 10:41 AM
Howie, Val, Max & Lucy.....
From Talladega Alabama to San Franciso, or Sacramento, to Splash or Dock Dogs, out to flyball and disc dogs........
The dedication you give to grasp the experience we handlers are having is gratefully appreciated!!
The Cow Palace was a bit challenging for all of us in various ways. There are great photos in the batch you created last weekend. One of my all time favorites is the way Dega looks in the water with the Sunday album.
THANK YOU HOWIE for all your continued hard work, long days but spirited enthusisam in taking the photos.
Keep up the great work and know that you are genuily appreciated out there!
Gianna & Ms. Talla-"Dega"
Howie and Maxx
02-24-2007, 11:57 AM
Wow!!! Thank you, Gianna. I hardly know how to respond to your kind words. I'm glad you appreciate what I'm trying to do for you. I LOVE taking the photos and the only thing that surpasses that is how much I enjoy being around all the wonderful people of Splash Dogs and your FANTASTIC pets!!!
When I'm at work and I look at the photos that I have on my walls of Maxx and Lucy and feel that pride and love for them---THAT'S what motivates me to try and produce the best photos I can for you. I want you to be able to have something that YOU can show others and say with pride "That's MY dog!!!"
Yeah, San Francisco was a REAL challenge and I was temped to just dump the photos, I was SOOO disappointed in them and how they turned out. But I decided to keep them because they were a record of the event, and a few of them did turn out OK. It's VERY difficult to take fast action using a flash, especially with all the fluorescent lighting that hung so low. Added to that, I'm still having problems with my autofocus, so the camera's back in the shop...again......
But, I'm really looking forward to this new season. I think we're ALL going to have a FANTASTIC time and one of the BEST years ever for Splash Dogs!!!
Thank you again for your kind words and we'll see you soon on the Docks.....smile nice for the camera :D
02-24-2007, 12:44 PM
You nailed what so many of us feel about Howie and all his efforts.
When I'm finally up and about again, I look forward to seeing Howie at not only Splash Dog events, but disc dog and flyball as well.
Howie - you're the man!
02-24-2007, 07:48 PM
I've said it over and over again you are the greatest!!! Not only as a photographer, but as a person. I hope your feeling the love, cause it's there!!!! :wink: :wink:
02-25-2007, 04:11 PM
I totally agree with the others. The pictures you take are awesome. That's why I picked one of your's to display proudly on the back window of my truck, along with your web site. Your the best. I've had so many people stop me and talk to me about the picture and its not just talk about Sadie jumping they tell me what a great photographer, how you captured her just right......
Thank you for all you time and hard work,
Cindy & Sadie
Certified Therapy Dog
Certified Narcotics Detection Team
02-25-2007, 06:41 PM
I am brand new to the sport and I attended the San Francisco event (my first one). Wow it was great, I'm hooked.
Just wanted to say thank you, your pictures are great and they are what made me get the courage up to go, seeing how every one always looks so happy, everything goes (even if the dog doesn't do so well), and everyone seems so nice. And everything and everyone was! :D Next time I'm bringing Kimba. :o
02-25-2007, 08:04 PM
that is cool that you enjoyed it even w/out your dog. The event in San Fran was a DockDog event, when you do attend a Splash Dog event you will meet even more friendly people there. The San Fran event was small compared to most out here, but either way the sport is awesome and I've met so many wonderful people through Splash Dogs!
Hope to see you sometime soon
Howie and Maxx
02-25-2007, 08:09 PM
You're a great example of what it's all about to be a part of Splash Dogs! I am so glad that you went--and plan to go again. You met some of the finest people you could ever hope to find anywhere and the more you attend, the more you'll find how true that is. I'm glad you are a part of the "family" now, I look forward to your being with us again and again. And believe me, EVERY dog is a winner---it's all about them and we ALL share in their happiness.
And Robin, Cindy, Ursala, Sandra, and Gianna, thank you again for all your kind words, you are all so sweet....but please...I'm starting to get really embarrassed by all this. :oops:
02-25-2007, 09:53 PM
Thanks, I thought it would be best to go check it out before I brought her to get "the lay of the land" so to speak. Now I know I could have brought her. Next time. I don't see any other events local (to CA bay area) though. :(
But anyway, it was so great to see others like me who love their pets and our pets love us, unconditionally.
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