Blue skies, to blue eyes. I am thinking I need to make an entire gallery for "eyes" of the horse! This will be my last one for a bit (I am sure there will be more to come). I loved this horse! I think I could get lost in his black pupil amidst the sea of blue iridescence. Love the rusty colored bridge of his nose that blends into the background orange/green.
Here I see an eye of a horse that is a bit sad? This is a different horse, from the below post. Almost a pleading, "please play with me!" Ok, enough of that. I need to remember to not involve my own emotions in this! ha! (probably, not going to happen!)
Oh, the eye of the horse, here is number TWO. Just look at the setting sun, the light reflecting his mane on the left. The skyline of trees blurred. So, what do you see in his eye? I see bending pine trees right above his pupil. Do you? Hey, just look at the eyelashes that wing off to the left. No mascara needed...
Horse's eyes are absolutely beautiful, and intriguing. Photographing them can be a bit of a challenge to represent their beauty. I have a few to share, that I really think are captivating. I hope you like them! You will see below this post (if you came here from my Laurie Fix Photography Face Book page) that their is a link to a really wonderful article that tells you all about them! Enjoy!
Taken from a favorite. THE POINT, by Nilsson"Think about Your Troubles"
Sit beside the breakfast table. Think about your troubles
Pour yourself a cup of tea and listen to the bubbles.
You can take your tear drops and drop 'em in a tea cup.
Take 'em down to the river side, and throw 'em over the side.
To be swept up by a current, then taken to the ocean to be eaten by some fishes,
who were eaten by some fishes and swallowed by a whale,
who grew so old, he decomposed.
He died and left his body to the bottom of the ocean.
Now everybody knows that when a body decomposes
the basic elements are given back to the ocean.
And the sea does what it ought to, and soon there's salty water--
Not too good for drinking. 'Cause it tastes just like a tear drop.
And you run it through a filter, and it comes out from a faucet.
And it pours into a teacup, which is just about to bubble.
Now think about your troubles!
Not exactly a photograph, but something fun. I was looking out of my window in the morning to see my horse Nugget having a grand time with his Parelli ball. He had so much fun that the "green monster" that all of the other horses are just a bit afraid of, ---> made Nugget King for the day. Hope you enjoy this. It makes me smile!
Click on the photo for the video! :)
A beautiful woman in a very private moment. I feel as though I have intruded in on something very personal.
I believe it has something to do with someone she holds very dear, and loves. The red lipstick, the red phone, the tender sweet smile. Her hair blowing. This was taken at the Fall Steeplechase here in Aiken, SC.
You first notice the eyes of the jockey. Being the photographer, it was a strange feeling to think he was looking right at me. He, to me, looks very sad here. A few splatters of dirt on his helmet. The horse. What do you see? Well, I have to tell you I missed a BIG one here! What in the world are in his ears? Ear plugs? Foam? I admit, I do not know anything about the racing world. Is this normal? Maybe, I just haven't noticed it before?
Like his forelock blown all of the way to the right. That is the part of mane that comes down between his ears on his forehead. His eyes are the same as the jockeys! Looking at me! Last but not least, bet you missed his teeth showing below his upper lip. Love the green/yellow/white coat. Love the contrasting colors.
Oh, and if you are a repeat viewer, "remember to feel this photo." I think you can. It has
feeling from the first moment you look at it. Whether the jockey grabs your sympathy, or the horse does.
Feeling a moment in a photograph. There isn't anything better.
This was taken at the Fall Steeplechase here in Aiken, SC, 2011. The Jockey had a bad fall right at the start from the horse at your left. The photograph is taken right after the finish line. So, my question is, maybe, the horses could run the race all by themselves if asked? This horse, well, he came in SECOND.