REDISCOVERING MYSELF THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY

Monday, July 18, 2011

Those Girls Who Love Horses

It's time for the wonderful Creative Exchange.  Chauffeured by my husband on another ride in the country (I really don't have him a choice!), I was looking for plants and flowers backlighted in the early evening.   But one road we took resulted in this image -- as well as a few more -- of my favorite animal.  I grew up riding horses and it was only after college, when I began teaching in at least two locations far from my home, that I gave up the riding.  Even when I moved back to the general area and began my family in the 1979, I rode only two or three more times.   I've been a "town girl" too long, I guess.    But last night, the road took us right beside a pasture with  two beautiful sorrel mares and two foals. (These two aren't a pair.)   This time of year, it's difficult to capture a photo of a horse without a switching tail because of the flies, but there was enough of a breeze in the pasture above the valley to keep the flies at bay.   (I ran Pioneer Woman's "70's" Action on the photo.)

18 comments:

texwisgirl said...

beautiful!

Rosie said...

This is so beautiful, Evelyn! I love how the little one glances over to you!

Hope said...

sorry but am smiling at your comment of not giving your hubby a choice.. don't ya love being Chauffeured.. I sure do.. only way to travel..but it would be nice if they could pull over when one says' stop".. Laughing..
the capture of these beautiful creatures is lovely.. really like the eye balling that is coming from the colt.. hope your day is wonderful..

Tricia ♥Charming Barn Hunter♥ said...

GORRRGEOUS!!! We went Sat & Sun countryside driving this weekend & I got some horse shots, too. I'd love to photograph Eagles, but horses are just as beautiful. =)

missing moments said...

so majestic!

Pat said...

Beautiful image and your processing gives it the feel of a lazy summer day!

Barb said...

Beautiful capture and you picked the perfect action to use on it! I love it when my hubby chauffeurs and sets up my tri pod, etc :)

Jane said...

What a lovely photo - love the inquisitive look in the foal's eye.

elizabeth said...

beautiful capture as usual!!

Laura~Pretty Pix said...

Wonderful image..
So beautifully captured!

lisa said...

Just my opinion Evelyn, but I truly believe this is one of your very best. The composition is just gorgeous, and there is a wonderful softness to it that I just love. I hope you are VERY proud of this one!

Thank you so much for sharing this today at The Creative Exchange.

I hope you've had a great day, and I hope you have a wonderful evening!

lisa.

Nick said...

A really nice photo Evelyn...Beautiful!

hootnonny said...

I love the softness and the light! It's wonderful you have a husband to press into chauffeur service!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

The light and tones in this photo are gorgeous!

Lisa RedWillow said...

Just stunning image. I came from Lisa G.

Costin said...

Amazing. Great shot. Beautiful horses. Greetings from Romania

Elisa said...

Evelyn this is beautiful photo! Love the calmness and the texture of the horses.. :)

Lydia said...

Wow this is such a beautiful photo! I also love horses. A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of taking a boat ride to one of the islands on the North Carolina coast to see the wild ponies that live there. So magical!!