Before we left, I asked Kathy if she could take some pictures of Windy and me while we were traveling. Oh, I have so many pictures of the "most photographed horse" and my friends have shared some of their shots when I am riding: helmet hair, no make-up and usually some old tee shirt. I wanted to "professional" shots. So Kathy brought her good camera. By the time we got back to camp on Tuesday, we were pooped. So yesterday was our only shot at the shoot. Unfortunately, there was 25 mph winds with gusts, but we would lose the light if we waiting any longer.
The following are some of my favorite shots. When Windy looked good, my hair was atrocious! And when we found a spot where my bangs wouldn't blow to the back of my head, Windy wouldn't cooperate with her ears. Yes, Sharron had every prop known to man shaking and rattle and flying around behind the camera and those ears just wouldn't come up. But out of 1,487 pictures (okay, kidding, but there were a lot), there were a few I really liked. These are straight out of the camera, uncropped or photoshopped. May play with the coloring more when I get home.
This was my favorite. She looks good, my hair isn't too wild. She hadn't knocked me into the tree yet.
Sharron suggested this pose - it was one they used with her daughter and her horse for her senior pictures. We sprinkled food on the ground to get Windy's attention.
This was one of the best ones we got that was close to a full body shot of Windy. There were a lot of shadows but she still looks pretty good.
We were walking to another area and there was a sign by the gate blowing in the distance which caught her attention. So we stopped and shot a few while her ears were up. I like her tail blowing behind me.
Her ear is funny, my hair is a mess but I liked her angle in this picture.
Too much light and too much forehead seemed to be the problem when we started out.
So there you have them. New profile pictures for Facebook, and probably a new picture for my desk at work. Horse pictures always garner questions but it doesn't take long for the eyes of the audience to glaze over from boredom. I can talk horse for hours!
After a short ride today, we are loading up and heading out. Cowgirl Weekend bound!