Hello Everyone!

Sorry for the delay in my postings. I did a long workshop in the Pacific Rim National Park on the west coast of Vancouver Island two weeks ago followed by an odd week long virus that knocked me out of action for a bit. But now I am back and firing away and the picture of health once again.stallion1

This last week I have been down in the Lexington, Kentucky area photographing at Pin Oak Stud, the thoroughbred horse farm that I photograph for their advertisement needs every few years. head-onThis is the first posting of several I will share telling what it is like to photograph on assignment, under pressure to produce. As a teaser I will include some of my favorite images. I will put more up this weekend.

I shot about 5500 images in 5 days. They are keeping 350 of them. there are many, many beautiful images that they don’t want because the position or posture of the horse is not perfect. A horse calendar publisher would be thrilled with these pictures but they are not horse people and horse people have very specific ideas on what a horse should look like. More on that later.

Hope you enjoy these pictures, stayed tuned for more!running-yearlings