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:

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.

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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:

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:

Photo-a-Day for June 24, 2008

Exmoor ponies at the Exmoor Pony Centre

Photo-a-Day for June 23, 2008

Taken at the Sombrero Ranch Workshop, finding the right conditions for the perfect silhouette shot is an ongoing mission of mine!

Lots of photos from the Sombrero Ranch shoot may be seen here:

I have a selection of items imprinted with images from the shoot at:

Photo-a-Day for June 22, 2008

The Delaware County Fair is held in our town of Walton, NY every year, and I always try to get down to see the draft horses. There is nothing as awe inspiring as being close to four or five six horse hitches as they rumble by!

See more photos from the Walton Fair:

Photo-a-Day for June 21, 2008

We spent a beautiful spring afternoon visiting the Dartmoor Ponies at the Shilstone Rocks Stud in Dartmoor, England on our recent trip to the UK. These ponies were way too cute and were happy to pose for us.

Go here to see more photos from our UK trip:

Photo-a-Day for June 20, 2008

A horse gallops with his lungs, Perseveres with his heart, And wins with his character. ~Tesio

More racing images may be seen in this gallery:

Photo-a-Day for June 19, 2008

Mustang mare and foal at the Wild Horse Sanctuary in Black Hills, South Dakota.
Over 500 Mustangs that would have otherwise spent their days in a holding pen or shipped for meat now have a sanctuary here. Learn more about the Sanctuary:

See more of my Mustang photos:

Photo-a-Day for June 18, 2008

This is our Arab mare, Juno, knee deep in the buttercups. Buttercups make a great splash of color, sometimes the best pictures happen right in your own back yard!
Taking photos of pasture scenes is one of my favorite ways to photograph horses.
See more of my pasture photos at:

Photo-a-Day for June 17, 2008

Courtney King and Idocus training at Sunnyfield Farm.
We wish Courtney and Idocus the best at the Beijing Olympics!

Photo-a-Day for June 16, 2008

Pony Penning Week, Chincoteague, Virginia

These ponies are much loved, gaining fame from the book Misty of Chincoteague.The annual swim and penning in July draws huge crowds to see the ponies.

See more Chincoteague photos at:

Photo-a-Day for June 15, 2008

Ruth Lake’s lovely horse Whiskey posed for a group of photographers on a hill in Santa Rosa, California in 2006. The trees in that part of the world are amazing!

“The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible” Oscar Wilde

Photo-a-Day for June 14, 2008

I am fortunate to be able to shoot some of the top dressage horses in the world every year at the NEDA Fall Dressage Festival in Saugerties, New York. This photo of Cindy Tuck and her gelding Supremacy was taken while waiting for the evening awards ceremony.

Photo-a-Day for June 13, 2008

May Afternoon at Rushcreek Ranch Arabians, Lisco, Nebraska

Curiosity got the best of this group of young Arabians and I was soon surrounded by inquisitive noses, such a nice place to be!
See more photos from this shoot:

Rushcreek Ranch has been breeding endurance and ranch Arabians for 50 years. Visit them at:

Photo-a-Day for June 12, 2008

This is Veneno Imperial, a buckskin Lusitano stallion owned by Shangri La Lusitanos in Reddick, Florida. Visit them at:
Veneno was the hit of our Florida photographers' workshop this past winter and hammed it up for the group. See more photos from the Florida shoot:

Photo-a-Day for June 11, 2008

I caught these two Norwegian Fjord Horse foals with my fisheye lens at the New England Norwegian Fjord Horse Show in 2006. The fisheye lens has a great way of distorting perspective to create unique and amusing images.

Photo-a-Day for June 10, 2008

Sombrero Horse Drive Lunch Break

This photo was taken in Colorado at the Sombrero Great American Horse Drive in May 2008. The Drive is the largest of its kind with hundreds of horses driven 50 miles by cowboys and guest wranglers. I've been lucky to photograph it for three years. More photos may be seen at: