This is one of my very early images on the road to developing an eye – It is a tighter crop of an image that included most of the rider, except I didn’t quite get all of her head. I loved the form of the horse more than anything and played around with different crop versions. It is one of the few images that I license and it is always fun to see the end results. The PR firm extracted just the horse, eliminating the background and top rail for a very effective and eye catching ad for front row seating to all the action.
If you are lucky enough to live in Canada, the Pan Am Games are being televised throughout Canada right now.
It is officially summer and bathing our equine friends in warm weather is enjoyed by both horse and handler. This month’s equine image was taken at The Vermont Summer Festival here in Vermont with today being it’s opening day. It is a wonderful 6-week horse show that delights not only the spectators and competitors, but the families of competitors as the area is host to great attractions, restaurants, shopping, and activities for all the non-horsey family members to do. As always, please feel free to share this post, download the image (click on the image) and enjoy the month. If you are in the area, be sure to stop in and watch the show.
June appeared to have snuck up on me. My apologies for the delay in posting this. This image, titled “Mustang Pride”, is of a rescued wild mustang that lives at an amazing sanctuary in California called Return to Freedom. They were early advocates to save this country’s wild mustang populations and now have one of the strongest voices for the cause. Now with the emergency water situations facing California, they could use your help in ensuring a continued water supply to their sanctuary. Clicking on this link will provide you with how you can help.
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The commanding stallion, Wavelength, from the wild horse population in the Outer Banks.
Happy May everyone! With it’s arrival we hope we have seen the last of our long winter and our thoughts can truly turn to enjoying more of the outdoors. This month’s image is of the formidable stallion, Wavelength, that lives on the Rachael Carson Reserve in the Outer Banks. Stunningly handsome, he clearly is the commanding stallion whose mere presence signals a wide berth be given by the other resident herds. Enjoy and please feel free to share.
This is a free and downloadable calendar for your desktop and can be downloaded now by clicking on this line.
Happy Monday from a blizzard engulfed Vermont. This is the weather that those of us who live here year round love! We love it for the conditions it provides on the mountains, we love it for the quietness it gives the outdoors and we love it for the beauty it provides our eyes which in turns feeds our souls. I hope you enjoy it and the month that lies ahead.
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After a few technical know-how glitches, I think I’m back on track with the June’s desktop calendar. June’s image celebrates the new life that is born each year into the safe haven that the wild horses of the Outer Banks enjoy. It is ready to be downloaded onto your computer anytime you are ready. Enjoy!
Beginning this month, I will be publishing a desktop calendar designed to be enjoyed on your desktop or mobile device. Each month with be a different image of a horse from my different collections and some from my travels that don’t necessarily become a part of my portfolio. Download them. Enjoy them. Share them. And as always, feel free to comment on them.
‘Seabreeze’ by Lisa Cueman