Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Good cameras and great friends

Having beautiful friends is always lovely, but having beautiful friends who are willing to walk along train tracks in high heels and splash around in the Atlantic Ocean in New England in late fall really makes my life so wonderful and my job really easy.

Meet Vanessa. We were partners at a private ambulance company I worked for before devoting myself entirely to my desk job. She always reminded me of Zooey Deschanel, with her big blue eyes, creamy skin, and dark hair. I was thrilled when she agreed to let me take some photos of her, and we set out to do just that this past Sunday.

We started out right in front of my apartment, on a big stone wall.

Then we moved to some near-by train tracks, where I asked her to please not break her ankle while balancing on the skinny track in high heeled boots. Luckily she is nimble and graceful, and there were no incidents! I was secretly glad to be behind the camera because I surely wouldn't have been so well-balanced.

Then we hopped into my car and drove to where I knew there was a lone train car, just chilling in a parking lot by the local Walmart. Strange? Probably. Awesome? Definitley.

After that, we made our way to a near-by graveyard because I had been admiring the leaves on the ground. A graveyard seems like a creepy place to go to take photos, but they are always well-groomed and open to the public, and there are usually nice trees everywhere.

Our last stop was the beach. The water this time of year isn't exactly pleasant, but she was a trooper and tried her best to look like she could still feel her toes :)

Thanks Vanessa!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Getting the word out!

This week has been very exciting for me!

On Wednesday, I found out that one of the images I took of Ashley and Profeta won the Equinesite.com photo contest for the month of October. This is awesome! I even get a prize: a leather halter. I will have to pass that on to my horse, though ;) I am sure he will love it.

The winning image, titled "Summer's Last Rays"

Next weekend, the Southern New England Farrier's Association is having its annual Fall Clinic in Concord, NH and a print of the same image that won the Equinesite contest will be auction off, along with lots of other donated goodies. I hope they have a very successful auction!

Just for fun, here are some cute images from yesterday. I went down to the barn and Caesar was in a very lovey mood.

We had lots of snuggles out in the field. This is my fiance Kenny and Caesar.

And some kisses too...thanks Caesar! :D
(photo credit goes to Kenny Taylor)