Look closely. First thought are the whiskers, aren't they? Look to your left, they are highlighted with the black background. Look to your right of his left nostril, and there are a few less, but apparent. Chin hairs, do you see them?
The pink tongue is "perfect." I have never seen a tongue on a horse that is so "PERFECT!" Perfectly round, perfectly pink. Line down the middle. The "crinkle" above the lip line in the rust color of his fur. Scrunching up his nostrils to
severe slips of an entry. Look at the base of his upper lip, and the fine fur that just combs itself down up into the bottom of his lip. Saving the BEST for last... The SWIRL, the WHIRL, in his fur at the top of his lip right below his nostrils. Do you see it? Do you see the grey pinpoint of the start of the swirl/whirl? OH yea,
in a word
Get your eyes in focus and see the beautiful world that is out there!!!!!
This photograph was taken at the last horse show in the Hitchcock woods here in Aiken, SC. I love the detail on the bridle. The stitching on the nose band. The buckle that is on the third hole from the bottom. But, wait! I have to wonder if he/she grew into this bridle? Notice the buckle mark six holes up? Love the long eye lashes covering the rusty colored eye. The magnificent jaw bone. The hint of brown in his coat above the eye. The green in the upper right hand corner. I would have to say this horse is quite regal. Is he/she yours?
The below photograph to me has some kind of a mystical aspect to it. I believe the horse on the left is deep in thought. Day dreaming. What do you think?
Remember that "feeling" thing I keep talking about? Well, maybe I am just WAY to into needing to feel a photo, because I am my own worst critic when it comes to them. The above photograph was taken at a local very important horse show here in Aiken, SC called the Winter classic. I have two galleries now of two days if you click at the above tab for galleries.
The hunter/jumper horses are so amazingly beautiful. I can't tell you what athletes they are. Their riders though, are so intense. I can see why. Lots of competition, and a strive for perfection. To me though, it is a hard place to be photographing. I am use to people having fun, laughter, learning, etc. It is not so at these shows. It is in a word,
INTENSE. So, as the photographer I am, I take photographs of the dogs. I take photographs of the children riding ponies and having fun. There are some serious ones, yes, there are.... but, all in all - don't you just want to have fun?
OH MY! My thoughts on the above photograph. Ha! Just have to laugh. This doggie was the highlight for me. He/she had her owner/friends enamored with love and her character. She out-shined the $30,000 (more) horses. She was truly in her element. From the Christmas collar, to the leash that was actually a horse lead rope! OH, and is he/she now
taking care of her owner? Oh yes she is! Darn tootin! Love the jeans, love the riding dirty boots. Love, love, love. Every where is love (are you singing the song yet?) Black nose, caramel eyes, and pink tongue. Dirty belly...
every where is love, love,
So, just wanted to let you know that my photography is now on Face Book. If you search Laurie Fix Photography on the box in FACE BOOK, I hope that you will be able to find me ! Please "LIKE" me there, so that you can get daily updates. Thanks!
This was taken today at the Aiken Winter Classic. You can view the entire gallery by clicking above on the tab "Portfolio Gallery and Purchasing." There were some amazing beautiful, athletic horses! They were all SO gorgeous! Their riders were melded to them with each jump. What athletes they are together as a team! Love this photo for the expression on this woman's face. She looks a bit worried, but when you look at her horses expression - he is like "I've got it handled!"
Hope you like the gallery!
I have also placed all of the photographs from the "daily photo" into a gallery
A sorrel/chestnut in color horse, with a silver white nose. I love the swirl in the fur right in the middle. Anyone care to nuzzle with his muzzle? Maybe, an Eskimo kiss?