Monday, June 29, 2009

Cat Tale




Love Me








{the end}

Tail End

Friday, June 26, 2009

Over The Meadow and Through The Woods

The Players:

My mom: Dusty Devoe riding her Quarter Horse/Morgan gelding, Dusty.

Tony: stable manager, riding his Morgan gelding, Profile.

The Ride: The stable yard, the meadow, and the woods.

Day One

the warm-up

Gettin' Ready

Whatcha Lookin' At?

Warming Up

the gate keeper

Gate Keeper

far away

Specks in the Field

close up

Almost to the Gate

the boys at the end of the ride

Double Trouble

Day Two

out on the trail

Down the Road

Head's Up

Head's Up

a ride by

Dusty in the Meadow

Morgan in a Meadow

heading back home

In The Meadow

The end of the trail

Dusty and Devoe

Thanks for letting me document these great rides!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Country Tidbits

As I download and view my photos on the computer, I'm beginning to think I need to be a photographer for one of those magazines like Country Living or Better Homes and Gardens. Not that I have the technical skills to do that as a career. More so in the way I like to photograph details and small blips of things, where a "little picture" conveys a "big picture." I like it when a photo conveys a feeling, a memory, or sets a tone, without giving it all away. I think less is more.

To illustrate what I mean, here are a few scenes I noticed from the last few days from around my parents' place.

{cowgirl campfire roses}

Campfire Roses

{a rust-ic little garden quail}

Rust-ic Quail

{a boot garden}

Flowers and Boots

Muck Boots and Flowers

{a beach house not forgotten}

Ocean Memories

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Bits and Pieces

Just a collection from my life this past month....

Tongue Boy




Friday, June 5, 2009

Help Me Find the Light

Last week someone said this to me: "Photography is really about capturing light."

It was so insightful and thought-provoking. And I really think it is true.

There is a certain kind of "light" that I love to take pictures in. Late afternoon or early evening, right before sunset. Last Saturday, I wandered around the farm during this time and looked for things that had intriguing light. For me, that usually meant the light behind the object. Not always an easy shot.

Here are a few of the things I found.

This red leaf was on the shady ground, but was glowing with the sun lighting it up from behind.

Red Leaf

This white wild blossom was moving in the breeze, making it difficult to focus on. I finally got a view of it with the sun behind it, but didn't see the unique sea-star middle until I downloaded it. I also love the rainbow bokeh around those tiny hairs on the stem and buds!

White Petal

This alder leaf was hanging in the green shady trees, the sun filtering behind it.

Alder Leaf

The sun on the reeds in the pond.

Pond Reeds

Walk around sometime and see what unique bits of light you can capture!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Guest Rider

Guest Rider hint: whose jeans are almost always too short for her long legs?

Guest Rider

Yep, it's Paint Girl! I had my sister ride My Boy two weekends ago, so that I could play with my camera settings and practice my picture taking, but with my own horse as my subject. Here are a few of the resulting pictures.

Guest Rider on the Rail

Guest Rider3

Guest Rider 5

Guest Rider Rump

As you can see, I like filming pieces of my horse. I rarely shot his whole self!

Thanks Paint Girl, hope you enjoyed your ride!