REDISCOVERING MYSELF THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Calm Before the Storm

One of my favorite summertime "events" is to photograph the rodeo stock being delivered to our local rodeo grounds.  Bulls and horses are fascinating to watch as they are unloaded from triple-decker trucks.  The bulls stay in corrals with hay, grain and water, but the horses get to move to a small lush grass pasture behind the arena for two days before their part of the rodeo begins. Despite what some people think about rodeo animals, these are valued creatures who get special feed and care...and who "work" --at the most--for 8 seconds a day.  (After lightening and desaturating the image, I added one layer of kk_postale and one layer of kk_cherish.)  Linking up with Texture Tuesday.



15 comments:

CATHY said...

Beautiful! I love this texture on your image.

Kara said...

Beautiful

Nancy said...

Love the one "looking up" -- perhaps he's the lookout. :)

Lisa Gordon said...

Really wonderful dream-like feel to this one, Evelyn!

Viv Halliwell said...

Beautiful. I love the subject and the wonderful editing...

Sivinden said...

Looks like a fairy tale world!

Sylvia said...

Lovely capture, Evelyn !
Beautiful and subtle texture work !
Nice week,
Sylvia

Candy C. said...

What a dreamy picture! My hubby used to ride bareback broncs in his (much) younger days and he always tells me, "The horse comes out of the ride feeling MUCH better than the cowboy!" ;)

The Artful Diva said...

I want a job like that!

Dotti said...

Beautiful work! Almost dreamlike. Very nice.

Jeanne said...

lovely processing on this shot! Very nice

Sharon said...

What a peaceful, lovely photo. Horses are awesome creatures.

Becs said...

8 seconds of work a day sounds pretty doable. ;) Love your edit.

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful editing job, Evelyn. How cool to be able to photograph these horses.

Carole M. said...

you created a very unique image from these animals Evelyn