Sunday, February 19, 2012

There could be streaking in Solvang

Greyhound-streaking, I mean.

The past two years we've not been able to let any Greyhounds run in the Solvang Streak because of the rain the night before. But last night, while looking at the extended weather forecast for next Saturday, I read that it would be sunny. That means I'll get to indulge a little in photographing Greyhounds on the run.

The streak is held at the local elementary school. A grassy area is enclosed in orange plastic fencing, and the Greyhounds (usually in ones or twos -- occasionally more) run from one end to the other.

(Front to back): Sheba, Ruby, Callie, Fiona, Je t'aime

A police officer with a radar gun clocks each dog, and the winners in various categories are given racing silks emblazoned with that category name at the Saturday night dinner.

Greyhounds were made to run -- it never ceases to amaze me every time I watch one do it.


(Shot with the Nikon D200 and D300 using the 70-200mm VR zoom lens; shutter-priority mode with shutter set to 1/2000 second; camera picked aperture using ISO 800 to 1000; normal JPG.)


  1. There are few things in life that are as beautiful as a greyhound running! I am in awe every time I see it.

  2. Hope the weather holds out. Looking forward to some fun running shots.

  3. I really hope the weather holds out! I love your running Greyhound shots. I hope you have a great time in Solvang. It's one event that I'd love to attend!

  4. One of the greatest pleasures in my life is watching Beryl run for fun:) I too hope you have wonderful weather for the streak so we get to see lots of wonderful photos of Greyhounds doing what they love.

  5. other than the forecast high temperature coming down a few degrees on saturday (which is a good thing), conditions look really good.