Saturday, February 28, 2009

Sunday Stills Challenge - - Motion with a touch of poetry.......



This weeks Sunday Stills Challenge was on motion. Obviously when I think motion the first thing that comes to mind is horses. There's nothing I like better than a pretty moving horse.



I have to admit I cheated on this post. Between the new glasses and the new contact lenses I haven't figured out yet how to change the settings on my also new camera so I pulled this pics from the archives.



They were taken at my annual open house last September. I must admit I am longing for summer again when my horses are slick and shiny again and all that icky winter hair is gone. Thought maybe posting a few of these would cheer me up a bit.



I didn't pull just any pics from the archives, I pulled the ones I'd never use for promotional shots because they're just not "that" kind of shot. However, they're great for this challenge on motion.



You never know quite what to expect when turning Arabian horses loose for an event like this. They are such hams and the somehow know the crowd is there just to see them, they can't help but put on a show.



As you can see from the "content" the horses had their own ideas and added some poetry to the motion in most of these shots. Like I said, there's nothing I like more than a great moving horse.......except maybe one with attitude!



I should probably be doing some kind of contest for captions for a couple of these shots! What do you think? LOL

The horse in the first two pictures is Rhapsody. The next two pictures are Trouble. Then there is Tag followed by Dare.

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23 comments:

  1. Wow! just beautiful shots! I love them!

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  2. Beautiful horses! I really like the first shot. It shows some attitude.

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  3. Excellent shots. You didn't just capture motion...you captured beauty as well. :)

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  4. Browsing thru some blogs this morning & seeing some beautiful pictures out there! Enjoyed your first shot especially!

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  5. Great shots! I especially like the first one.

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  6. Wow, these are fabulous shots, especially the top one & last one...Ü
    Beautiful horses too!
    Marie

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  7. Beautiful shots of beautiful horses!

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  8. These are very fun. I love the look of freedom a playing horse seems to evoke.
    Nice.

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  9. I think this weeks assignment was made for you and those high stepping Arabians!

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  10. Calender photos, you could make money off these photos.

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  11. I like the first shot with the sun hitting the shoulders, and the 5th shot because I don't often see a horse's face straight on like that - cool motion pics, and they definitely look like they were having fun!

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  12. Nice stuff. You need to start including the horses' names with pictures again. I admit that sometimes I'll go to your other website to try to match up the horse with a name. I can't buy another horse right now, but if I could, some of yours would be at the top of my list.

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  13. Those tails are up there! Neat pics Mikael.

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  14. Well Done! Beautiful creatures! I love the first shot also..attitude!
    Thanks for the comment on my blog! Here in Minnesota Girls Hockey is quite a sport. The girls skate slower than the boys and they are not allowed to check..but some of those little girls are pretty agressive:)

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  15. I hear ya on the horsey winter hair! I'll be glad when ours are slick and shiny too. All fantastic, beautiful shots, I love them! Archives or not, great job!

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  16. I don't know about "attitude" in the first picture shot.. what I see in the picture from that horse is... power... strength... energy... and ability just wanting to burst out! and he just looks like he wants to move his body with all his might!
    it looks like Scandalous Legacy. Also, I too like it when you put the name of the horse next to the horse.

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  17. Oh my goodness I LOVE THEM!!! And not just the pictures. What beautiful horses!

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  18. I'm longing for a slick and shiny spring too. Thanks for a touch of it. Great motion too.

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