Thursday, August 07, 2008

A Roll in the Hay

Can you imagine, capturing two horses rolling at once, with all four legs in the air? I worked getting this photo! It took precision planning. Have you ever seen two horses rolling at once, in syncronization? (is that a word?) I haven't, in all my years of being around horses. You might see one rolling and get lucky enough to snap right when the feet are pointing up, but to see this, was so good. I was just excited.
This horse was rolling in the water, next to a road, that's why you see the fence in the photo, it was either get the photo with the fence in it, or not get the photo! I loved all the splashing and carrying on.

If you'd like to do some paintings of horses rolling, in the water, or out of the water, I'll be posting photos for artist's reference over on my photo reference blog with the ordering numbers.

I also took some great photos of paint horse's eyes. In one, the light comes through the horse's transparent eyeball, to light up the corner of his eye. It was one of the coolest things I've seen through my camera lens.

If you're looking for some horses to paint, head on over to my photo reference site and pick some out!

We just did a three day photo shoot, in the Little Belt mountains. I'll be posting some photos of that here also, you can't believe the road we found. We hung on the side of a cliff, bouncing over rocks for about three miles...I certainly breathed a sigh of relief when we got to the bottom.

I'll be posting that next!