Happiest Brittany spaniel on the planet! Walter on a freedom run in the Shelby Farms Outback[/caption]
About Shelby Farms Outback
If asked, most of us can immediately name our favorite place, that place we love to go to unwind, relax, and do the things we enjoy. Memphis is home to just such a place, not only for people, but also for dogs; it’s called The Outback and is part of Shelby Farms. The Shelby Farms Outback is a huge off-leash nature preserve designated for dogs (and horses) to enjoy the great outdoors without collars or leashes.
[caption id="attachment_385" align="alignnone" width="1028"] Walter and Merlin running at top speed[/caption]
At over 100 acres, The Outback includes several ponds, rolling hills, and scrub brush bursting with wildlife. We are fortunate to live only 10 minutes from The Shelby Farms Outback, and our two dogs, named Walter and Merlin, would happily trade us in for a romp at The Shelby Farms Outback. On our first outing in February of 2017, the boys ran at full speed, swam in the lakes, chased the birds, and even made friends with other dogs. It was like watching kids in a candy store, not knowing what to eat first. The goofy joy was fun to watch and photograph.
[caption id="attachment_151" align="alignnone" width="1028"] Merlin surveying his kingdom, or at least the Outback at Shelby Farms.[/caption]
Most of my photos from this location are captured on a Sony A7R Mark II with a 70-200mm lens. No HDR, nothing fancy, just some cropping in Lightroom and color correction.
[caption id="attachment_145" align="alignnone" width="1028"] Play with me! Please!!! PLEASE! Brotherly love![/caption]
[caption id="attachment_153" align="alignnone" width="1028"] Merlin and Spot come face to face overlooking the lake. Long lost brothers ready to play in their Kingdom (A.K.A. The Outback @ Shelby Farms)[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_152" align="alignnone" width="965"] Walter loves to run! Just a happy go lucky boy at the Outback at Sheby Farms.[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_147" align="alignnone" width="1028"] Best friends, off on a run. This brittany and pittbull really to enjoy play time.[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_146" align="alignnone" width="1028"] Play with me! Please!!! PLEASE! Merlin and Walter running next to the lake.[/caption]