Beach Dogs

Contest Info

  • Started: 9/9/2011 11:20
  • Ended: 9/13/2011 17:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 20
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
  • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
Beach Dogs
Contest Directions: This Friday we continue our freaking experiment with provided source images.
Photoshop this image of dogs on the beach any way you wish (image credit Mike Baird). Some examples are - changing any of the characters in this beach photo, designing a poster with the dogs and the trainer, putting these beach dpgs into some new environment, movies, paintings, etc. These are just some ideas.

Contest Info

    • Started: 9/9/2011 11:20
    • Ended: 9/13/2011 17:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 20
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
    • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
20 pictures
  • Fairy Riding a Dog Deer

    Fairy Riding a Dog Deer
  • Dog Eagle on the Beach

    Dog Eagle on the Beach
  • Trojan Dog

    Trojan Dog
  • Dog and Owner in Parallel Universe

    Dog and Owner in Parallel Universe
  • Man Riding a Dangerous Dog

    Man Riding a Dangerous Dog
  • Jackass the Movie

    Jackass the Movie
  • Hell Golf

    Hell Golf
  • Giant Dog Goes To Sydney

    Giant Dog Goes To Sydney
  • Tom Hanks with a Big Dog

    Tom Hanks with a Big Dog
  • Crab Biting a Dog on the Beach

    Crab Biting a Dog on the Beach
20 image entries
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This contest is fueled by the following news: Dogs in history and their "professions": Rat Catching Dogs: Special shows are organized in English cities in which the rat catcher dogs handled hordes of rats. Big bets were put on the best rats, which could deal with maximum number of rats in shortest period of time. History was created by best rat catcher dogs, for instance, in 1827, terrier Billy strangled 100 rats in 12 min. In 1862, terrier Jacko killed more than 1000 rats in a day & it killed last batch of 100 rats in just 5 min 28 sec. With the use of toxic baits to kill the rats and after the ban of public shows of dog baiting, ratters were primarily used in rural areas & granaries. Case is known when a terrier, put in a warehouse, had killed 2500 rats. The following belong to rat catcher breeds: smooth fox terrier, manchester terrier, German Pinscher, Miniature Pinscher, Hollandse Smoushond, Schnauzer, Toy Terrier, Whippet, Jack Russell Terrier & Andalusian tavern piper. Rat Terrier is one of the most skilled rat-catchers amongst the dogs. Hunting dogs: Purpose of hounds and hunting dogs is to find the animal, chase it while barking till the animal gets exhausted or bring the animal in the hunting view of hunter. Many breeds: 1) Eastern - primarily color of wolf with yellow spots, short tail, of which the Russian breeds are: Kostroma - 14 veshok height, distinguished by good instincts, toughness; old Russian hounds - tolerant and modest but evil and Anglo-Russian, which are hybrid by crossing the Russian dogs with Foxhounds 2) Western - ancient breed of St. Hubert - thick snub-nosed head, long tail, short coat, black color with reddish spots or white with yellow; Polish hounds also belong to this group; 3) Brudastov hounds, originated by crossing shepherds with various hounds, mischievous, persistent but less swift & plaintive barking dogs; it is very rare to find Brudastov French hounds, Russian Brudastov hounds; Otterhounds are popular amongst the British breed of hunting dogs. Greyhound dogs, massive breed, up to 3 feet (91 cm) in length and 2.5 feet (76 cm) in height; narrow muzzle, sharp brain, strongly developed chest, lean and long abdomen, long thin legs; distinguished by fast and huge leaps, used for hunting fast running animals (rabbits, foxes), whom it catches while running. Main varieties include: Greek, Arabic, English, Scottish, Irish and Russian. Russian greyhounds are divided into canines (breed of borzoi dog disappeared in pure form), pure canines (also extinct), Crimean, Moldavian, Turkmenian (tazy), Khiva, Hort and Brudast. Sled dogs: In peasants yards, these dogs are widely used for transportation. In extreme north conditions, dogs are irreplaceable as for people as they are used as sledge dogs: they are strong, dependable, faithful to master, can walk on ice as well as loose spring snow -there, where even big animals such as deer or horses can slip or fall. In snowstorm, dogs try to reach home, their smelling sense & instinct work like compass. Sled dogs have one or more leaders, who organize work, select the speed & path along the hummocks etc. Researches were conducted on North and South poles using sled dogs. In 1907, F.Cook & in 1909 - R. Pirie reached North Pole on sledges, drawn by dogs. In his conquest to South Pole, Norwegian Roald Amundsen used 97 selected dogs "cabs" (Kolyma laikas and Samoyeds) in Greenland for his expedition, which ran 100 miles per day (each carrying about 90 kg load). British research expedition to South Pole, led by Captain Robert Scott, used Iceland ponies, which played crucial role as transporters. Animals fell in thin crust of ice over snow & when Scott approached Trans-Antarctic Mountain Range, condition of animals was so bad that a decision was taken to shoot them. Nevertheless, captain decided to continue the expedition on foot. Thus, with the help of dogs, Roald Amundsen's expedition outpaced the Englishman's expedition & Norwegian flag was hoisted at southernmost point on December 14, 1911. With the help of dogs, polar explorer Amundsen covered 2980 km in 99 days in severely bad conditions of Antarctica. A month later, Expedition of Scott reached the spot & died on their war back before reaching the base camp with food supplies & their bodies were found by the dogs. Specialists believe that sledge dog breeding is much older than reindeer sledges. Even in the Neolithic period, dogs were used for transportation on the coasts of North-East Asia, which is the territory of modern Yakutia, Chukotka & Kamchatka. Until 1960's, sledge dog transportation was essential & sometimes only means of transport in winters of northern regions of Russia. Sled dogs were not only used by local residents but also public departments including border security forces, postal department & scientific expeditions.