We rode in sorrow, with strong hounds three,
Bran, Sgeolan, and Lomair,
On a morning misty and mild and fair.
The mist-drops hung on the fragrant trees,
And in the blossoms hung the bees.
We rode in sadness above Lough Lean,
For our best were dead on Gavra’s green.
W B Yeats
Twenty five or so years ago, at Naven, Irish Wofhound club of Ireland, lure racing meeting. We brought our Afghan Hounds to race as well. All lure coursing ,with an electric lure towing a plastic bag … yep .. 8 plastic bags were torn apart making these pics. The Afghans were quick and agile .. but once they heard the Wolfhounds pounding up behind them they just veered off. Irish Wolfhounds have big long striding galloping movement …slow .. but eat up the ground.. heavy, but sure footed .. very fast!
This was taken on a Practica BC3 with Ilford B/W film. Aged in the darkroom and scanned from the print.