Sunday, May 17, 2009

Wild Eyes on Sunday

Our photo assignment for Sunday Stills this week was Eyes, and for me this was almost as wonderful as shooting barns.


Empire, one of Darling's two new yearlings for the YAY program, has the most incredible eyelashes ever. Photographing them was not easy, however, as she did not want to stand still. It was either run to the other side of the paddock to show off for the boys (they learn early, these wild girls!), or come stand on my toes, pushing her face right up into the camera and fogging the lens.


Of course...I had to include my own eyes...no, no, I didn't alter my middle aged skin in photoshop...why would you think that? (Whistles as she moves on to the next photo...)


Last year I took on a total of five TIP horses. That would stand for Trainer Incentive Program; I receive grant money if I can find homes for mustangs while they're here being gentled. One of those horses was a stout gelding who's called Cheveyo. Naturally, all us horse owners who hold cameras in our hands simply must use them to capture pony eyes, and you know I'm a sucker for wasting time spending dedicated hours learning new skills on photoshop. Veyo was my victim here.


Now if you'll excuse me, the sun is shining and I'm going to hit the trail nice and early before heading out for our mustang meeting. Hope y'all have a beautiful Sunday!

20 comments:

Fantastyk Voyager said...

capturing the horses in his eye is VERY COOL!!!!!

theegggather said...

Great photos - love the freckles and the reflections in the horse's eye.

Shirley said...

Lovely - yes, you and the horses! Would have liked to see your eyes in colour.

Paintsmh said...

I love the eyes of horses. They say so much, even though they can't "speak".

jrosey said...

BEAUTIFUL! Very interesting site, too...gonna have to go back and read through your archives. Hope you had a wonderful trail ride on this beautiful day!!

Pony Girl said...

They turned out really nice! Wish I had photoshop. I couldn't decide between horse eyes or kitty eyes for the challenge, and chose the kitty eyes.

dibear said...

Love all your pony eyes. :) Good job, not boring at all!

J9 said...

Those eyelashes are incredible!

One Red Horse said...

Lovely photos all, and gotta say your photoshop piece is aboslutley amazing.

Flo said...

What beautiful eyes!!! Yours too :)

Mine is up over at the photo blog.

WildBlack said...

Noway!!I dont think they are boring! :D Infact I love those second and third shots! the second one(yours) is simply gorgeous! :D
P.S. Thanks a lot for your comment, that itself is so inspiring! :D

Jen Mo said...

Wow truly amazing shot with the last one!!!!

Paula said...

Great reflections in the horses eyes! Nice pictures. (Yours as well!)

Kelly said...

Great photos - the last photo is so cool!

Gecko said...

LOVE the reflection in the last photo, a very nice collection of eyes!!! =D

wilsonc said...

Beautiful photos! All 3 of them. I especially love the reflection in the last horses eye.

Far Side of Fifty said...

You have beautiful eyes and freckles too! :)

Carroll Baker said...

beautiful shots!

CTG Ponies said...

All great!! I'm a sucker for Mustangs.

I like the one you have of your eyes.

Pete said...

Great selection.