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“Giddyup!” (Bouncy Horse at Stage Fort Park) Playground Series (#11), Nikon D300, 38mm, F/5.6, 1/500s, +0.3EV, ISO 250, ‘Old West’ Toning Action

Who, as a child, didn’t dream of having a pony??

I know I did and probably at one time or another, begged my parents to get me one.  A smart, gentle horse that would live in my room (shared with my sister) and graze in the backyard.

Thankfully, my parents knew better and with five children, plus a dog and a cat, they clearly had their hands quite full!  

Still, all I could think about is what a hit I would be when we’d play cowboys and indians! Riding in on my trusted steed, good would always conquer evil and the day would ultimately end with us riding ‘happily ever after’ into the sunset.

Aaaaah, such is a child’s view of the world. 🙂 

I doubt kids play cowboys and indians anymore (not exactly politically correct now, is it?) and even if they wanted to, I’m guessing it would most likely be a video game version with all-too-realistic graphics. Yuck.

Sigh, not me. I’ll take the bouncy horse every time. 🙂

Flying away to warmer temps today…just a few days of R&R in the happiest place on earth before I am forced to face the rush of the holiday season!

“In a Horse’s Eye” (Norwegian Fjord Horse) Nikon D300, 105mm F/2.8G macro, F/7.1, 1/125s, ISO 640

I was clearing out my media cards for the trip and wanted to share this image with you. Animals are amazing creatures and I often wonder what is going on behind their beautiful, soulful eyes.

The trick here was NOT to capture myself in the reflection! Took quite a few clicks to achieve and fortunately for me, this gentle steed stood by patiently (and still) while I figured it all out.

Nooooo, I didn’t go back to the orchard today. I’ve just been slowly going through the images I took and picking out the best ones. There are several horses at the farm, but this golden beauty grazing in the field in the afternoon light was clearly my favorite.

“Rapunzel” (Norwegian Fjord Horse at Russell Orchards) Nikon D300, 105mm, F/25, 1/200s, -0.3EV, ISO 640

I have no idea the gender, but to me, she just feels like a girl. For a long time I watched her graze, hoping she would raise her head. She didn’t. 😦

But no bother. I love this shot for its serene, fairytale-like quality where the ending is always a happy one!

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