Dog Day Afternoon… (dogs bite)…. Defense strategies

Discussion in 'Street and Documentary' started by ray ., Jul 12, 2021.

  1. Sandy Vongries

    Sandy Vongries Administrator Staff Member

    There is an old phrase about "throwing good money after bad". My suggestion is that you are obsessing on this experience just a bit. You can buy new glasses for a great deal less (and they are most likely broken or gone) than medical treatment or cost of potential legal entanglement. Just something to consider.
    Jochen and bgelfand like this.
  2. Tough call. Might depend which side of the pond you're on. :)

    "On matters of style, swim with the current, on matters of principle, stand like a rock." —Thomas Jefferson

    "Never stand so high upon a principle that you cannot lower it to suit the circumstances." —Winston Churchill
  3. Sandy Vongries

    Sandy Vongries Administrator Staff Member

    Bet what you will and roll the dice. I don't trespass, which may be the case here, and am far better prepared for unfortunate incidents. As to the other side of the pond, been there, yes, your rights are quite different. Besides, Dogs nearly always like me! :D
  4. It's hard for a photographer to pass up some good graffiti, but I'd give that neighborhood a wide berth.
  5. I'd give it a wide angle. :)
    Sanford likes this.
  6. Good points Sandy. I'll cross those tracks or not once next weekend comes around. I'll admit a great motivator is those glasses were damn expensive, though I already paid for new ones I'm waiting for. Plus I had a KEH Ex+ Canon 6D I've only had a few weeks instantly turn into 'Bargain' condition in the mishap, so to get back some of the loss would be satisfying. I've never had dog issues in 40 years of shooting, but if the same dogs show up, they won't have it so easy. Once the glasses are in hand I'm outta there… I say this now but I'm not really sure what I'll do. It's bugging me though.

    In any case the only wide angles involved will be used elsewhere. I'm glad I got back on the horse yesterday though and didn't just opt for 'safe' spaces.

    See below for full resolution crop shot from across the street yesterday. I don't see anything there that hurts to pass up photographically but who knows… Anyone interested let me know and I'll give you address and directions!
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2021
  7. IMG_7090.jpg
    bnelson and ericphelps like this.
  8. Who knows, indeed? I can see why you were drawn. It's not just what's there to photograph but how what's there to photograph is photographed and very often when what's there to photograph is photographed. There are likely possibilities here though I, too, would weigh the risks, not against what's there but against what I'm able to (fore)see.
  9. Pepper Spray and a Hard Cardboard Baton will not deter a large determined dog , you need something much more effective , you will also need to be MUCH faster than the dog :rolleyes:.
    Beware of Dogs in Packs.
    Just saying.
  10. "Pepper Spray and a Hard Cardboard Baton will not deter a large determined dog , you need something much more effective , you will also need to be MUCH faster than the dog :rolleyes:."za33photo

    Methinks, with all due respect, you have lived a cosseted life.

    Aggression, is responded with aggression. Aggressive, guard dogs, who are responded with aggression, will tear you to pieces.

    A piece of carboard...really.
  11. Or, a corseted life. :)
  12. Pit bulls, bred to fight in a pit against other Pit bulls, to the death or near death.

    And coins are exchanged. And these fighting pits still exist today.

    "Dog fighting in the United States is an activity in which fights between two game dogs are staged as a form of entertainment and gambling. Such activity has existed since the early 19th century in the United States and was gradually prohibited in all states. It continues as an underground activity in both rural and urban locations."
  13. "Or, a corseted life" Sam..

    Hey Ho. wish I could spell properly, like my mate, Sam;)
  14. With that added twist;)

  15. :D:D:D.
    Read the full post , I was responding to the OP.
    Take time to comprehend what I wrote before passing judgement.
    There is an American saying:- "Do not judge a person until you have walked a mile in their mocassins".
    But no matter , it takes all sorts to make a world.
    Allen Herbert and Ludmilla like this.
  16. I don’t know how this got off on a tangent with pit bulls. I don’t expect I’d have much say in the matter if a pit bull was in attack mode.
    These weren’t pit bulls though, they were much smaller and much less powerful. My reaction to them was anger more than fear. The cardboard roll is thick and hard, not something that’s going to fall apart after a couple good whacks on the scull or neck. It’s certainly hard enough to knock the dogs out that I encountered.

    Anyway I’m not going back there, so it’s a moot point anyway.

    Also Allen, good to see you haven’t lost your cranky mode. :)
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2021
    Ludmilla likes this.
  17. If dogs are allowed to breed freely without much, if any, human intervention, they pretty much converge on something like the "pariah dog" of India, or the Carolina dog in the the USA. It's a roughly 15-20 kg yellow dog.
    They are often tolerant of humans, but they are NOT pets.

    Why look for trouble?
  18. And then there's this...
    Concours Week 08 - Concours d'Elegance 16.jpg
  19. I love Allen’s hip shot of old grannies. Hard core, nothing new
  20. "Also Allen, good to see you haven’t lost your cranky mode." Ray.

    Last edited: Jul 21, 2021

Share This Page