The morning after the workshop was spent talking about the workshop and brainstorming for another one in 2010. That evening, just Carien, myself, and our host Shirley McQuillan went out shooting for fun. Shirley is an equine chiropractor in the area, so she has good access to a lot of great farms. I broke out the wide angle lens for the above shot. I like how the shadow of the tree leads you into the photo.
Scratching an itch…
I love that late day light!
Two-year-old colts showing off.
Carien working her fisheye lens with those same colts!
I’m in love with light. All kinds – open shade, back light, window and doorway light. But one type of light I am really starting to get crazy about is the light that happens right after the sun hides behind the horizon. I love the soft, warm tones it creates.
We almost drove past this, but then Carien saw it and freaked out on us and started yelling to stop! Ha ha! We thanked her for it later. 😉
As we drove back to our respective sleeping places, I saw this beautiful silhouetted scene. I’m going to make a canvas of it soon.
Another one with a wider color range.
My flight wasn’t until 3:30pm the next day, so I asked Shirley if we could go back to the track. I hadn’t had a chance to take very many photos of the horses running and wanted that opportunity. She knew just where to take me. We had great fun together!
Panning with a slow shutter speed. A difficult technique that results in lots of tossed photos, but once in awhile you nail it and it’s all worth it!
Sometimes two horses would run together, training the one to want to win!
I love it when all four feet are off the ground. It’s hard to share in photos the full impact of being this close to the horses running this fast!
Kind of like panning, but I didn’t move my camera.
A handsome horse and rider to end this series of of photographs!
As I said at the beginning of this post, I will be teaching again in Kentucky this June, but with a twist! Watch for details!