Thursday, July 10, 2008

Project Black, Take One: Cane Corso Mastiff

Today is day one of Anna Carson's Project Black. I don't know why, but I was expecting the project to be brown or orange. The tiny wheels in my brain had been churning in those colors, so when I saw Project BLACK I panicked. Then I thought I won't have anything to post. (Nothing black? Black should be an easy color, shouldn't it?) Anyway... after I panicked and conversed with myself a bit, I remembered that I had a picture of my new neighbor's new dog. This is Buster. He is already huge. Buster is a Cane Corso Italian Mastiff puppy... yes this is a 3 month old puppy.... I had never heard of this breed before. You can see more of them here.

Being three months old and full of puppy energy, Buster wasn't keen on sitting still to have his picture taken. I kind of like this blurry shot of him before we got him to settle down for a minute or two...


Please check out the other participants in Anna's Color Projects - or join yourself. It's a lot of fun if it doesn't drive you crazy... and it's even fun then.

30 comments:

Carletta said...

Yeah, you had something!
Buster looks like he's ready to charge any minute.
Let me guess, this is where we got the word mastiff this week. :)

Raven said...

You know it probably is where mastiff came from for Wordzzles, but it wasn't conscious at all. I haven't thought about wordzzles. Yikes.

quilly said...

I like the blurry puppy photo, too. That's what puppies are -- a blur of motion.

Mar said...

Buster is such a beautiful black beauty!! great choice for take one. I love wearing black but I don't take pictures of black items...

Paul Nichols said...

Good looking mutt. Good photo, too.

Kim from Hiraeth said...

Wow! That's some puppy!

Christy said...

What a beautiful puppy! I love the shine of puppy coats!

Mishelle Lane Photography said...

What a gorgeous puppy!!

Robert said...

I like the blurry one too. It's like he's too fast to capture on film (or image sensor!). Combined they make for a great first entry for Project Black. I've got a black dog too that just may make an appearance here for this project too.

And while I'm here, I'll wish you a very happy birthday! :)

ellen b said...

Buster is a huge black puppy for sure! Yikes. Great photo for black..
have a great day Raven.

Jeanne Damoff said...

Very black. And VERY big. You best make friends with that one.

Leora said...

Good choice for project black! And now I need to start thinking about something black...

JC said...

He is a beauty and I agree with Christy... his shine is wonderful! Great shots!

Willow said...

I like both shots as they show different sides of his personallity. Oh, and happy birthday to you!

Britt said...

Wow! I can't believe he's only a puppy!!
Great way to start off project black!
And happy birthday!

Dianne said...

3 months old!!

that is one big baby

I love the name Buster. It certainly suits him.

You have the coolest friends.

photowannabe said...

Perfect start to project black. That's one huge puppy.

nicole said...

He's gorgeous!
I love Mastiffs, but they DO get HUGE :D

Ivanhoe said...

I have heard of them but never saw one. He is gorgeous!

MaryAnn Ashley said...

What a cutie! He looks like such a good dog!

Janet said...

those are HUGE dogs...he's adorable :-)

Rebecca said...

That first shot is awesome! It is HARD to photograph a black dog...

lynn said...

What a big guy! Great start to project black :)

Beverly said...

What a beauty! A great start to Project Black.

lissa said...

I like the energy in the second shot, the blur's a nice effect

Sara said...

I think many of us scrambled to find a photo with black in it to post today! Buster is a perfect choice.

Mike said...

Great project black subject!

storyteller said...

I’m not participating in Project Black, but I noticed this lovely pooch and had to stop for a better look at the darling puppy. I love the burry shot too. Thanks for sharing ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

the teach said...

Katherine, how did I miss this beautiful dog? :)

JFargo said...

I've heard of this breed, and met a couple. They're loveable, adorable, and a whole bunch of other good -ables, as well as cute!

Puppy pictures always win a place in my "good picture" book.