“Newfoundland Dog” is the name of this photograph. While we were walking down time yesterday he came across this wonderful dog, a real gentle giant.
His master, the owner of a tour boat, was gracious enough to let the photograph the dog by himself.
There are many legends of Newfoundland’s saving drowning victims by carrying lifelines to sinking ships. The dogs were kept in the "dog walk" on early sailing ships. If the sea was too choppy when land was sighted, the dog carried a line to land. A Newfoundland named Seaman was selected to accompany the Lewis and Clark expedition, and Nana, the children's "nurse" in the original of "Peter Pan" was a Newfoundland.
The Newfoundland has a stiff, oily outer coat of moderate length and a fleecy undercoat to adapt to the harsh climate of its home island. The oil repels water. A Newfoundland can swim for hours, yet remain completely dry and warm at the skin. The breed has completely webbed feet and swims with a breast stroke instead of a dog paddle.
This photograph was cropped, level adjusted, sharpened in lab color U. S. M. 70,2,1, and saved for the web.
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waskahegan (0) 2004-07-11 13:12
Those dogs are great, aren't they? this one looks so natural. The photo translates well their size.
polongi (160) 2004-12-13 9:13
I wonder why you dig not adjust the brightness of the background. Too bright for me. Well for the subject-very angelic face.
Lanaud (625) 2006-03-18 19:54
Very good. Came out pretty nice. I had Lab for 11 years, black also and they can be very hard to photograph. I must have only 2 or three good shots of mine over the years.
Ladycroquette1 (112) 2006-08-25 10:37
I really like Newfoundland. I had a newfoundland few years ago. Thank you for sharing!