Like this shot of Guinness, the chocolate stout. He has an incredibly long tail, and if you look close...
did you? He has a crooked nose. YES HE DOES! Bit by a rattlesnake as a colt and lucky to be alive. Apparently, after bitten, tubes need to be forced into their swollen nostrils to give them air. Horses do not breathe out of their mouths.
He was lucky. It did deform his nose (which I think is cute) and his tongue, which is maybe two inches wide. Other than that, he was a rescue, a love, a tenured on the farm horse.
Black and white photography to me, can give you 100% more feeling than color. The above photograph stops me. It stops me from having my own feelings, because for some reason, I can't stop trying to "feel" what she is thinking, feeling, at this moment. Is it sadness? Is she on the verge of tears? It drives me crazy!! I love her hair, the slight breeze in it, the way it falls on her shoulder. Her name is Katie.
Is Elvis in the house? He certainly isn't a hound dog! Meet Elvis! A beautiful black beauty of a horse! This past weekend was filled with photographing two workshops at a local farm here in Aiken called Sandy Hills. A spectacular place where the horses who attended the workshop actually got their feet wet! It was amazing and fun to watch the horses discover water. They absolutely seemed to love it! If you click on the tab at the top of my site for the galleries and purchasing, you will find two recently added galleries at the top from this weekend. Enjoy!
A contrast of the black bridle and the white horse! Brown soft eye with black pupil and white eyelashes! Glowing soft mane that you can practically feel through the photo. The blur of the figure of the horse in the distance. The white horse's name is "Whimsy."
She is owned by Julie Robins. Julierobins.com She is definitely a beauty, and not just on a whim!
WEIRD VIEW? A different angle? A manipulated photograph?
If you answered A and B, you are correct. The image has not been altered.
I was sitting in one of those chairs that after you sit down in them, you can't get up. So, there I was, and there was my horse Jester. Kind of a lounge chair for people that are not my age and have knee problems.
So, what to do. I was stuck there being nuzzled by a non-nuzzler. He loved his dominance in my position. So,
let's take a photo!
That's Jester's underbelly, back legs and tail!
Funniest shot I think I have ever taken.
Last March, the Harvard University's women's polo team was here in Aiken training and competing. They were taking a workshop with JulieRobins.com and I was lucky to be the photographer. It is fun to sometimes go back and look at past photographs and maybe "see" something that I hadn't before. Like in the photo above. Remember how I talk about "feeling" a photograph? I would like to think that when you view and feel a photo, it takes you somewhere other than the chair you are sitting on. The beautiful woman in the photo makes me wonder why the sad moment. Sad, or thoughtful? I read sad. The hug she is giving the horse is almost as though they are connected and one. BUT, also, not together. See how her attention is in her mind, and the horses attention is looking elsewhere? I love the mane of this horse, and the soft round muzzle. The ears make me smile. It is almost as if his right ear is on backwards. This is a multi-talented horse!
Love the braids. How that is done, I have no clue! The eye of this horse is stunning. Doesn't look real. I have to say that I am TOTALLY jealous of how clean his nose is. :O My guy Nugget is a booger...
This rider made me smile. She made me happy. She made me feel so good about what a rider and horse as partners were suppose to be. They are suppose to be about having FUN. This is the first time I have witnessed a young rider at a competition actually enjoying herself, and having FUN! She SMILED! Oh, I guess that means that you get negative points if you smile, and have fun. She did a perfect ride/jumps and received THIRD! I didn't see it. I have photographs of the three entrants, and she was clearly number one. So, my question, is smiling a bad thing? Is having fun, a bad thing? OH! Anyway, so happy to get the photo. Wish I knew her name, she looks like a lovely, happy, loving, gal! If you know her, please tell her about the photo's. She is A
Highfields Fall Horse Show 9-11