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November 21, 2009

Sunday Stills: Horses



This weeks Sunday Stills challenge was, according to Ed, "the hardest challenge yet." I think he was being facetious because, as I've come to discover, a huge proportion of Sunday Stillers are horse people and the topic he chose was "horses!" Must explain one reason I enjoy particpating so much!


This was, yet again, a topic I thought would be so fun, and yet here I am on the road. I have lots of horse pictures in my files, and we see many horses all across the country, but not that frequently in situations where I can whip out the camera and snap a few.


And then...miracle....as we were cruising through Brawley, CA on our miserable day, looking for something to grab to eat before going back to wait our turn to load, I noticed that there were horses all over town! Apparently the rodeo had been the previous weekend, and they were still cleaning up. And so as we cruised through I tryed to get the best pictures I could while rolling, because there wasn't time to get out and stroll through town.


No one said it had to be live horses that got photographed!


Half a Horse


This was a western wear store. Does anyone else think the shadow of his front half kind of looks like a horses rear end and tail? So maybe he's a whole horse after all!




The smallest horse in town.




They had a very creative and tallented window artist at work. There were only four windows that handn't been cleaned. In my picture of one the camera auto focused on the cow instead of the horse, and I missed one of them. The risks of photography in motion. But the two I got were very well done.




Malcolm liked the one below. Recognize the truck in the reflection? That's one horse power with 550 horse power running behind it.



9 comments:

Ed said...

Great shots, of course I was being a smart azz..:-)))

dibear said...

These are really great. :)

Sandy from the Heart of Texas said...

Ha, ha. Very creative horse photos. Now why didn't I think of that? :) The artwork on the windows is great and yes, the shadow of the half horse does sort of look like the back part.

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Janice said...

Excellent post you are very creative.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Great pics. My fave being the one with your truck in the reflection. hah!


~Lisa

Holly said...

Love them!

Beck's Country Living said...

Love them all :) Hope you have a good Thanksgiving be safe

CTG Ponies said...

Very creative! I love the statue. The window paintings are awesome.

thecrazysheeplady said...

These are great! Peeked at your other blog a bit too. Really, really nice!