Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Season's Greetings!

Time seems to go by way too fast and here it is almost the end of the year!
On Thanksgiving we welcomed a new horse into our family, a lovely Lipizzan girl named Bella. She is adjusting well and sure to be the subject of many of my photos in the coming year. She is also the subject for our Christmas card this year.
For Christmas I would like to share this Irish Blessing with you:

"May you always have walls for the winds,
a roof for the rain, tea beside the fire,
laughter to cheer you, those you love near you,
and all your heart might desire"

Friday, November 7, 2008

More Fall Fun!

What can be more fun than a group of avid equine photographers getting together for a weekend of fun and photography with a good looking group of willing cowboys and cowgirls, top of the line working Quarter Horses and countless scenic locations? Clark Farms in south central Pennsylvania was a gracious and generous host to our group and gave us three days of awesome photo ops. The more I am around horses the more I appreciate seeing true horsemen work their horses! See all my pix from this shoot at this link:

Monday, October 6, 2008

2009 Colorado Cowboys and Horses Calendar is here!

I am so excited to see this year's calendar. It looks great!
You can go here to see the cover and some of the interior pages and order your copy!
This calendar is filled with photos from the 2008 Great American Horse Drive put on by the Sombrero Ranch in Northwest Colorado every spring. The cowboys and cowgirls along with guest wranglers round up and drive around 800 horses 50 miles. It is beyond description, and it is sure a blast to try to document it with my camera. Last year was my third year photographing and I am looking forward already to next year.
More photos from the drive and the ranch cam be seen at this link.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

More Fall Colors

I don't think the colors are as nice this year as they are some years but there are some brightly colored trees here and there. I spent some time outside enjoying the beautiful weather yesterday on our property and tried to capture the lovely light coming through the leaves of this maple tree.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Fall Colors

Fall is here and the colors are changing fast. This is one of my favorite times of year but also a bittersweet time as we know what is just around the coner!
Here are some photos I have taken over the years of what it looks like on our farm this time of year. Here is a link to more fall images.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Arabian Beauty

I love shooting horses in motion and when the horse is an Arabian stallion it's a real treat for me. Recently I photographed Ron Hevener's stallion Selket Louchiano and am sharing a few favorite photos from this shoot.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

If it's the end of August the Fair was here and Summer is almost over!

These photos were taken at the recent Delaware County Fair in Walton, New York.

I always enjoy seeing all the different animals, this fair is known for the richness and diversity of the agricultural exhibits from rabbits and chickens to some of the top dairy and draft animals in the country.
More here to see the horses and here for various farm animals.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Grey Horses

I spent some time shooting the beautiful Lipizzan stallions of Waltzing Horse Farm in New Berlin, New York this week. These stallions are so kind and gentle I was able to photograph them right in their stalls. I am hoping to gather enough images for a new collection of art prints that feature just grey horses.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Wizard and Merlin

These two Morgan geldings are full brothers and belong to my client Debbie Gunset. As you can see they were lots of fun to shoot and enjoyed playing together.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Latest Happenings

July is flying by as it always does. All our hay is done which is always a great feeling, especially since we have had thunderstorms every day for the last week. We have had enough rain that there has been some local flooding.

Last week I went to photograph a pair of Morgan geldings for my client Debbie Gunset, I will have some of my favorite photos from this shoot to share soon.

Today I head to the local humane shelter to photograph the dogs and cats. We are working on creating a calendar for a fundraiser and I am looking forward to this project, I think it will be a fun and exciting challenge. I even treated myself to a new lens for this so I am excited to try it out.

We have had family to visit which is always a nice diversion, Ron's sister Lois from Minneapolis and our daughter Shelby from New Orleans..around here it's nine months of winter and three months of guests, but we know how lucky we are to live in this beautiful place and enjoy sharing it when everything is lush and green. We even have a white heron on the pond which is a first, and blueberries are ripening on the hill.

This weekend I will be photographing at the Finger Lakes Fjord Horse Show. I think Fjord horses are one of the most photogenic breed to photograph, I always enjoy photographing them.

Until the next time, enjoy the weather!

Monday, July 14, 2008

This Morning's View

This morning we were treated to this view from the upstairs balcony.
No, she didn't have triplets, there were two does with their twins grazing in the pasture and coming to the pond for a drink, I just couldn't get all 6 of them into the frame at once! Surprisingly enough Ollie was so mesmerized he didn't go into his usual hysterical barking as he usually does when he sees any wildlife on the porperty and allowed me to get some great pix.
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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Photo-a-Day for July 10, 2008

This is the last photo for the Photo-a-Day. Maybe we will do it again next year! Thank you for subscribing and we hope you have enjoyed the photos.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Photo-a-Day for July 9, 2008

This photo was taken in 2006, the first year I went to photograph the Sombrero Horse Drive in Colorado. This photo has done very well in juried art shows and is a popular favorite from my Horse Drive Collection.

For more information on the Horse Drive Collection visit:

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Photo-a-Day for July 8, 2008

A Chincoteague Pony mare enjoying a beautiful spring day in the marshes. Chincoteague is one of my favorite places in the world to visit.

See more photos from Chincoteague:

Monday, July 7, 2008

Photo-a-Day for July 7, 2008

Fall in the Catskills is one of the most beautiful times of year.Here our gelding Moon poses at the edge of the pond. Moon is one of my best models and has been published many times. He is the son of my grey mare Brook who was also a popular model and lived to the age of 32.
More Fall Photos may be seen here:http://www.imagequine.com/gallery/fall/

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Photo-a-Day for July 6, 2008

This is an old favorite called “Thornapple Winter”
Living in the snowy western Catskills can provide some great photo ops!

“Winter is the season in which people try to keep the house as warm
as it was in the summer, when they complained about the heat” ~ Author Unknown

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Photo-a-Day for July 5, 2008

I recently spent an early morning at the Oklahoma Training Track in Saratoga Springs, New York. This track is known for its beautiful trees and the photo ops were everywhere!

Friday, July 4, 2008

Photo-a-Day for July 4, 2008

Photography is all about envisoning your subject in new and interesting ways.
Sometimes using a wide angle lens can create some very appealing yet different images.

This photo was taken with a 24mm lens.

See more photos from this shoot:

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Photo-a-Day for July 3, 2008

Thank you to Cailin and Barb Sanford of Winterwood Farm in Ballston Spa, NY for hosting our equine photography workshop last week.
Here Cailin and Percheron gelding Lumpy posed for us.

More photos from Winterwood Farm:

Photo-a-Day for July 2, 2008

Sarah Casey of Waltzing Horse Farm in New Berlin, NY and her Lipizzan stallion Conversano Barbarina, better know as Bobby, doing some moves for an appreciative audience.

Photo-a-Day for July 1, 2008

Foals were everywhere during our recent visit to Dartmoor in the UK, not only on the moors but also grazing the village green of Widecomb in the Moor.

Photo-a-Day for June 30, 2008

Thanks to my friend Barb Young for helping me set up this shot very early one morning on her Colorado Ranch!

Please visit my western gallery: http://www.imagequine.com/gallery/west/

Photo-a-Day for June 29, 2008

A Sombrero Ranch cowboy takes part in an impromptu rodeo as the ranch horses get their first rides of the year.

Photo-a-Day for June 28, 2008

Another wide angle fisheye shot, this time of a miniature donkey.

More photos of mules and donkeys:

Photo-a-Day for June 27, 2008

A gang of young Exmoor colts. This bunch was fun to watch as they worry the older stallion, hide behind an old mare and spar with each other.

I am fascinated by the history and the appearance of this ancient breed.

Photo-a-Day for June 26, 2008

This is an old favorite, our daughter Shelby and one of our Arab foals.

Photo-a-Day for June 25, 2008

On my first trip to the Sandwash Basin in Colorado in 2006 I spotted many wild horses. The bachelor stallions were the boldest and allowed me to get some good shots.

More photos from this shoot:

Items with Wild Horse Images: