Editing photographs can be interesting and fun. My most loved photographs are the ones that I took 18 years forward. They were all done on FILM. I used a Kodak Plus-X 125 black and white film in my Canon camera. I then would process the film in a bag to transfer to a canister. Then, used chemicals to process the reel of film. You never knew what you would get. I then, would take that film, and make a photo out of the entire length of it on my enlarger in my darkroom. Just to see if I had something, I would enlarge to a print. I had a lot of fun! My favorite photograph of all time. So far it is. It is of a little boy at the Garrison arena in the Clemson, SC complex. I went there to photograph horses. But, he was there and captured me. I asked him if he was a "real" cowboy." He answered a huge "Yes, M'am, I am." I then asked if I could take his photograph and he was so happy to pose. I loved his hat and boot in the air! I didn't know until I developed the film in my darkroom that he had a "WEE" bit of a problem. My favorite photo to this day. Re-invented by scanning it. Taking out all of the dust. A lot of work, but I hope, I hope, you like it!
This carriage horse's breed is called a Morgan. You can notice that he has short perky ears, wide set eyes, and a chiseled nose and mouth. They are highly intelligent horses that can be used for a variety of things. This particular guy excelled at pulling a carriage. He was stunning. I liked how the black and white had his intelligence show through in the photograph. The breed gets its name from the American composer and horse breeder Justin Morgan, who founded the breed in the late 1700s.
Saturday I had the joy of watching Julie Robins riding her horse named Calypso (photo below) at a Dressage Schooling show at the amazing Stableview Farm here in Aiken, SC. She was excited to have the Judge's approval (since it was a schooling show) to compete her horse riding bridleless. That means, no bit, and nothing on her horse's head. She had a small rope that she had around his neck. That was it! It was absolutely stunning and impressive to watch. Talk about a partnership! She came away with a first place blue ribbon.
Click on the photograph below to be taken to the gallery. There are over 70 photo's so be sure to click around. What a gorgeous horse he is!