This weekend I was invited to photograph the Western Washington Mounted Shooting State final event. It was an honor and privilege to be asked and I had the best time getting up close to all the action. This sport is exciting to watch and photograph, the riders and horses perform and work hard.
I have quite a few photographs to cull through but so far these are some of the photos that highlight this great sport. I’ll post more as I edit…stay tuned and for a bigger gallery check out my Flickr page for more.
The past few days have been moody, overcast and still. The lingering remnants of cold mornings and promise of rain have made summer seem like a distant thought. As I was walking through the pasture I noticed even the horses seem content with these cool spring days.
It’s just a peaceful feeling knowing just how special these moments that God gives you everyday can really make everything thing seem just right!
Trust in the Lord and do good;
dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
Take delight in the Lord,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Me and my lil buddy Cimarron on the trails this afternoon.
Trying out some bokeh shots with my old Nikkor-S 5.8cm and the Df.
I love the vintage look this lens produces…shot wide open at F1.4 in the midday sun!
Before heading out…
on the river trail…
2 Corinthians 4:18, “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”
Indy is my first, she is extremely independent, named after my favorite character of all time Indiana Jones and has taught me soo much about horses, riding, and myself! She is brave, stubborn, sweet as a honey crisp apple and smart as can be!
I almost lost her a few years ago to an unexplained injury but our commitment and love trumped that and here she is heading to her 13th birthday in a few weeks and I still never tire of her bodacious personality.
This weekend I was grooming her before our ride and as always she is so entertaining when I turn on the shop vac, she will turn to it and start lipping at the forced air that spurts forward from the huge plastic tube hose.
Here are some funny little outtakes:
Portrait session for my neighbor. Photographs were a surprise birthday present so I had to wait to share this session from October 2015. This was a fun autumn session in October and I was fortunate to have good light, a great model and a perfect horse.
Here is a slideshow compilation…
and here are some stills from the session.
A few years ago the hubby and I set out on a vacation in celebration of our wedding anniversary. On this trip to Hawaii we decided that Kauai would be our destination.
We did everything from ziplining, to hiking, snorkeling…actually Rick snorkeled I’m afraid of the water…to horseback riding at Princeville Ranch Adventures.
It was a beautiful trail ride through pastures before continuing on a short hike where we stopped at a beautiful waterfall for lunch. The hike then looped around to where we tied off the horses. After we mounted our trusty steeds we headed back through the trails eventually ending where we began at the hitching post.
I’ve recently decided to go through old photographs from throughout the years to create a coffee table keepsake as well as prints for the house.
The photographs I’m sharing are three from that day at Princeville Ranch Adventure of the horses and our guide that I processed and really liked how they turned out.
Enjoy and Mahalo for looking! 🙂