Road Trip, part 2

The most viewed images from the first road-trip post are the horse images…. so I thought I’d post a few more of my favorites.  The inherent beauty of the horse makes them marvelous subjects and it also makes it easier to create  a successful photograph.  But there are challenges as well.  I am terribly discerning with my horse photographs because I know what the correct postures are from an equestrian viewpoint, and I’m looking for meaningful gesture from a photographer’s viewpoint.  Then I want good lighting, dramatic lighting even…..and the last component must be the essence or the soul of the horse.  This is a tall order, but having access to Debra and Dominique’s farm makes it possible to have some success.

Visiting the farm is like going home for me.  My stallion, Fol Amour, lives there now to enjoy his retirement in his first home. He’s the old man of the barn now at 26, and while still active and working it is bittersweet to see him aging. I am just beginning to photograph him. I don’t have an answer as to why I haven’t been doing it, seriously, for all these years. It’s a regret that I must live with.  

Generally, I am happy with this group of images.  I was able to produce a couple different types of images in the midst of action and changing light.  We were there for less than two hours before we had to begin our trek up the coast.  But of course that bit of modest success fuels the fire to return!

13 Responses to “Road Trip, part 2”

  1. 1 Skip
    December 16, 2009 at 4:12 pm


  2. December 16, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    Keron, these images made me weep. Well, nearly…if I wasn’t so tired from the season, from NY, from wrapping and shipping EVERY day since Thanksgiving, and battling sciatica, I’d have energy to cry. Let’s just say that my body quivered, my tongue is out to catch the WordPress snow, and I’m thinking about puffy suits and chimneys and paths that cross and stay connected and joy and blessings and cameras.

    Come for morning coffee?

    • December 16, 2009 at 4:36 pm

      Thank you, Honey. Seeing Fol Amour in that light DID make me weep. He’s always been such a blessing to me.
      And the rest of the “guys” ….well…it’s just a privilege to be able to photograph them. Won’t you come with me sometime?

  3. December 16, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    These are truly beautiful photographs….

  4. December 18, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    I don’t see any pictures of horses….at all….these are pictures of love….absolutely, immediately apparent how much you love this subject. Just tremendous, Keron.

  5. December 18, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    Hey Tony,
    Thanks VERY much for checking out the blog…and for your comments. You are absolutely right.
    The horses I’ve shared my life with have been an incalculable blessing. (Kinda like my friends…)

  6. December 18, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    Absolutely breathtaking photos! Your talent blends with your love and the result is pure beauty. Thank you so much for sharing!

  7. 11 Gus
    December 24, 2009 at 8:40 am

    Hey Trixie, hope you are home safely and that you have a wonderful Holiday !!!
    Hi to your parents for me.


  8. 12 dianne chalfant
    January 1, 2010 at 8:24 pm


    Miss having you here. Love the images.
    The two horses at the bottom are fantastic. The first one does
    not look real. Looks like a painted doll!!

    • January 1, 2010 at 10:13 pm

      Glad you like them, Mom. I know what you mean about the portrait….I can’t explain it…”Moppet” just sort of glows. Wish you could visit the farm in CA and photograph them with me. *hint*

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