Monday, November 18, 2013

Another Horse Show

 Cutting Horse Show at the American Royal.
My class in action photography is helping.
 I want to capture the horses head, the movement but not the rider.
 Why not the rider??? because I want the viewer to "see them-self" in the photo.
I want the viewer to "feel" this pic...to be part of it.
 Wish I had gotten more of this kind of picture.
 I found out that the better the horse, the better the picture. 
The best horses put on the best show.
Then...the photographer can screw it up and has no one to blame but themselves
...hahahah
Oooh and they smell good too!!!
ommm

11 comments:

Out on the prairie said...

Lots of fun watching the quarter horses.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

These are all great action shots! Rodeo must be one of the hardest things to photograph well since everything is moving so quickly and more or less in an erratic pattern.

Manzanita said...

Great action shots. That first one is beautiful with the horses nostrils flaring and posed for action. Nothing like a good cutting horse. It can be a rotten rider cause the horse does all the work. Good post.

Arkansas Patti said...

Watching a cutting horse is breathtaking. Man and horse are one with the cow. Loved the "putting on the breaks" shot.

turquoisemoon said...

Steve, I used to show quarter horses, so I'm partial to them. Great horses...

Debra, I took a class last summer. Most of the people were taking the class to photo their grandkids. I knew I was more interested in doing horses. The team pic part of the class was soooo boring...

Manzanita, This competition was huge, then on Friday night they had a show. During the show, they rode bareback and most of the riders didn't have reins...so yep! I agree...

Patti, Yes it is breathtaking. That "putting o the breaks" was one of my last shots. Next year I'm going to try getting more of those. awesome!!!

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turquoisemoon said...

Albanian property...Thank you!!!

Dee said...

Dear Turquoise, I went to your posting but didn't notice when you'd posted it and so was surprised to discover it was about the American Royal held here in the Kansas City metro area. My other surprise was that you haven't posted for a while. I, too, have been away from blogging because of going on a two-week vacation in November and then needing the remainder of the month to recuperate!

I hope that your being away from blogging doesn't indicate that you are ill and dealing with difficult issues. I hope that you simply are busy being who you are! Peace.

turquoisemoon said...

OOh Dee, I've been so busy!!! All is well here, just busy. During the Royal, BF is in charge of all the cattle for the show. And some his friends, that compete, stay here for the week. I provide food for when they finally get to come home. This was a huge show. He ran through over 1500 head of cattle...and the shows ran late. I spent most of my days at the show, watching, and of course there's Manny's delicious Mexican food that I sneak off and eat with some of my friends. Next comes work...ugh! I normally don't work much, but they asked if I'd put in some extra time, and of course, silly me...I told them yes!!! Then Thanksgiving and Black Friday...sheesh!!! That was a zoo and I've been exhausted. So now I'm gearing for Christmas (even though I'm Buddhist) hahaha. The tree is up and I've got lots of presents for the grands to buy/wrap/etc. My house is a disaster because of all the decorating, so on my day off, I must clean! I think you get the picture...just super busy. I've missed my bloggie friends and their adventures. I plan on catching up and get back to blogging soon. Thank you for checking and much Peace to you!!!

E. Angelina said...

I feel the excitement and energy. This is a very good collage. :)

turquoisemoon said...

E. Angelina...Cutting shows are exciting. Thanks for dropping by!