Monday, May 24, 2010

On a gray day...

...it's hard to take great pictures.
So what's a girl to do?
Take gray pictures, 
or black and white pics anyway.
A few up close details 

The small objects that make this whole riding horses thing possible.

A good foothold.

A curious pony.

Luxury seating.

The brakes.

Good hand position.

and ride like the wind!


Then snuggle up with your pony 

and show him that you care.

26 comments:

Grammie/Mom said...

I like the change. The girl's seem very comfortable with the ponies. How's Julia doing with her riding?

alita said...

All of these shots are so tranquil. The hand control capture is absolutely my favorite. Which picture does your daughter like best?

Leslie said...

nice pictures!!! i like the brush and Q riding

Mrs. Bird said...

Gray days are my favorite days to take photos! Nice work!

Yellow House said...

These pictures brought back such wonderful memories for me. I rode horses through high school and spent many a day in the barn. Your daughter looks so happy!

PS - I know that having an equestrian kid can be a huge time commitment for moms... I'll bet she appreciates it more than you know.

K Soucy said...

Very nice! Love the close up of hands on reins.

Birgitta said...

Love your grey/b&w pictures :)

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T.J. said...

"the Brakes" is such a nice composition! Nice twist on color- especially love the out of focus elements, but then, I'm a sucker for that!

Hope you had a great weekend Colleen! We are slowly getting back to normal around here :)

Jayne said...

Lovely set of shots and I think the monotones give them a peaceful air.

MaryMary said...

The hands on the rein is a beauty!

jane said...

Oh yes lovely photos. The close ups are awesome and the children with the horses are magical. It is so easy to love the horses the are so sweet. Great job.

dawn said...

Awesome photos! Makes a gray day worthwhile :)

RoseBelle said...

I like black and white pictures. I think there's something unique and eye pleasing look at gray pictures. Beautiful photos!

terri browne said...

i love b&w photos, and these are beautiful! horses are so majestic.

Tricia said...

All so nice in b&w, especially the horses! WoW!

Happy MM

Jientje said...

I love this set. You guys look so comfortable around horses and poneys!

Christopher And Tia said...

I could not possibly love this post more than I do. The photos are gorgeous.

Julie said...

beautiful! I love the pics. how fun for all of you. :)

Brooke G. said...

Those are STUNNING!!!!

Manang Kim said...

Impressive and stunning black and white shots! Happy Monday!

Macro Monday~Grapes

Jess said...

"the brakes" shot is my fav of these. Very nice b&w set.

Teresa~ Gardening with Soule said...

Wonderful black and whites. Looks like someone is a happy girl when she's with her horse.

WackyMummy said...

Beautiful photos, Colleen! I love the black and white theme today. =)

Dave said...

Great B&W series, seventh photo for me.

awarewriter said...

Nicely done Colleen. We like gray pics.

Johnny Nutcase said...

fun series! love the black and white!