Horses being horses

April 20, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

This morning I set the alarm for 5.00am…. and I hope you agree that it was worth it! My first job of the day was to photograph two horses, Indie and Monty, out in their paddock grazing. What better way to try out my new lens (Nikon 70-200 VR AF-S F2.8) than in the “golden hour” before sunrise.

I first met Indie (the very spotty one) as a foal 7 years ago. The other horse, Monty, is her full brother and 2 years her junior. Wow, where did that time go, where did all the spots appear from, and how did she become so grown up?!

I wanted to capture photographs which reflected their incredibly gentle nature, relaxed demeanor, and feeling of companionship with me and each other. It felt a privilege to be there, even when getting the distinct feeling that the morning frost had found a hole in my waterproof trousers. Happy Easter!


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