Sun, summer and horses
The lines of an old, dead tree reaching up to the sky…
This was taken a few weeks ago, I have a weakness for photographing birds flying. This kiewiet was actually dive bombing me, because it had an egg or chick nearby.
Nothing screams “Connected” like a moment between a horse and his person…
Today, personally, bliss can be one of two things
A) an airconditioned room after a walk in the hot sun
B) warm chocolate chip cookies and a glass of cold, fresh, full cream, farm milk (find the recipe here)
I spent a good 15 minutes at our reservoir, hoping that the heron (a long-legged freshwater and coastal bird) would come perch on the cement wall as he often does. But it wasn’t the heron that gave me this shot. It was a family of swallows coming to skim over the water and take delicate sips. I almost fell into the water following the birds with my camera, which would have been hilarious in a few years time, but could have cost me my camera, book and phone!
It was amazing to have these beautiful birds flying so close to me, a truly magical feeling
This is the street I see everyday, the one that I have know for almost 15 years
Finally, we have a proper camera! I love running around with it and taking pictures of anything and anyone. Seeing as this kind of annoys my family, something about it being hard to work when I’m shoving a camera lens in their face, I generally stick to photographing animals and nature. Noting that I am still figuring out how the camera works and that all I really do is point and shoot, here are some of my favourite shots so far:
Usually I take the camera down when Firn goes to feed the horses, to get some photos of the horses without any tack. This was taken at dusk and I rather like the darker look of this photo.
A morning shot of my mom’s jack russel down at the horses
Horse shows are also a very good time to get some unplanned, natural type photographs
This was in the late afternoon when I had just finished working with my horse Flare. Her summer coat looks gorgeous in the about to set sun. This was actually taken with my Samsung S4 mini’s camera.
Firn and her riding instructors daughter, Zoe, in our house. I love the look on Firns face in this and try very hard to ignore the not so great background.
One of my favourite photos is a close up of the horses eye, with the rider leaning down on their neck and sort of out of focus. Below is Firn and Arwen (you can read more about them here) and Flare and I. Please note that Firn took the second one.
The wind of heaven is that which blows between a horses ears