I put on my coveralls, gloves and balaclava and Ritz and I headed to the barn. I had opened the gate to the bean field and east pasture yesterday. The herd had returned this morning and were milling around the east side of the barn taking in the warmth of the sun (and I use the word “warmth” loosely!) They stood quietly as I took some shots.
Baby is just made for close-up shots. Her eyes are so expressive.
This was an interesting shot of Butter, looking across Baby & Black’s backs.
Darling Windy is very nervous having all the horses in her run! (“Please make them go away! They are pooping in the wrong spot!”)
You can’t see Ritz, but he and Butter were sparing.
Ritz – yeah – he looks totally innocent. And before you say “what a pretty dog”, pretty is as pretty does!
Don’t you just love how black horses photograph in the snow?
Ginger and Blue were hanging out in the barn and missed the photo shoot.
On another note, The Pioneer Woman has me hooked on Photoshop. I am still learning the particulars – probably never will figure it all out -- but I hardly ever publish a “straight out of camera” shot anymore. Unfortunately, I am awaiting repairs on my main computer and don’t have Photoshop installed on any of my backup computers. After using Photoshop to enhance, frame, crop (and erase bad fencing!), publishing pictures without it is like going to town without make-up. So fired up my old Microsoft Digital Image Pro so I could at least frame the pictures! May not be in full make-up, but likening to at least having on mascara!