Highlights of a Horse
Some of my most favorite photos to take, especially of horses, are little details. Sometimes they’re details we miss in our day to day activity. Flowers are another fun subject. But today I had some alone time, without the baby so that means if I’m short on over all time, they kids get groomed. And of course that means that the camera is present.
The crisp afternoon light is especially becoming on detail shots and you’ll soon see why. It is marvelous for those details that need brightening such as the glistening hair.
Or the ever popular eye shots. This one was taken in the sun which isn’t all that super-duper but it is fun nonetheless.
Eye shots are very over-used, every one thinks they’ve captured the awesome eye shot until you see someone who’s really captured it with just the right color and lighting. I saw that photo once, the horse was black, the sky shone a dark blue and the eye glowed a bright amber. It was a pheonominal shot taken by a member of the Equine Photographers Network and I can’t remember who anymore.
Today I captured MY best, it doesn’t measure up to the image in my head but I think there’s some interest here. I like the shadows, the highlights and the little bit of mystery.
Cali’s legs… Weird mountain women don’t shave their legs in the winter. 😉
Sunnie’s hair- it’s thick, everywhere, unruly, and his little wannabe star is pretty cute too.
“Who me!” – The results of my lying on the ground waving my leg around in the air.
A new found talent, Sunnie can do fish lips… with help.
Cali’s glowing coat – a result of all natural living.
…And a self portrait.