Challenged, 5 of 7

If you have been following these ‘challenged’ posts, you will know they are an extension of a Facebook challenge to post 3 photos a day that inspire or mean something to me.

The only difference on Facebook I’m not allowed to say jack about them, but here I can :)

These deserve an place as they are mobile or cellphone photos, the best camera in the world is indeed the one you have with you.

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Possibly the first photo I took with it after leaving the mall and eagerly unboxing it in my car :)

Creepy person being creepy

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oneSomething so simple as a beautiful sky and feather found, a happy moment on the ‘ranch’ while my daughters were riding.

twoSame as above with added sun light.

 

Challenged, 4 of 7

Some of the things I have done have been challenges, and honestly some of the challenges have beaten me

This shoot with a Ferrari 458 was one such. I crashed badly. I do have ideas how to not make the same mistakes again, but I’m still annoyed about this one

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The Lamborghini Aventador on the other hand went fairly well, not perfect mind you. Lots of hard lessons learned here too.

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This was a companies 60th birthday bash, old cars were hired, people dressed up, it was awesome !

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Challenged, Day 3 of 7

Dance, a simple word that embodies many forms of itself, non of which I am good at.

So … I take photographs instead. I love the grace, the beauty, the incredible physical prowess of dancers in it’s many shapes and forms.

These are but a few.

 

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Challenged, Day 2 of 7

Continuing from my previous post, these are images that mean something to me. The only difference on Facebook where I was challenged I could say nothing about them, whereas here I can

 

From my very first personalised horse and rider shoot, this whet my appetite for more

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A few months later I did another, The bug had bitten :)

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Two years later, a young woman who admired my work so much that she put together a huge plan that got me to visit her home town, where she finally got her shoot with me :)

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Challenged, Day 1 of 7

The current rage on dear old Facebook is photo challenges, they come thick and fast and are enough to drive one insane, so usually I just ignore them.

However I did take up the “3 Photos a day that inspire or mean something to you” one, simply because a really good friend challenged me. Sigh

What frustrated me tho is it could only be pictures, no words. Yes a picture should be self explanatory, but there are limits. Since I created this blog as my world, and in my world I obey my rules, I will post my challenge photos here, but explain them where needed. :)

IMGP38921) From one of my first shoots, I had the pleasure of meeting this big fella “Rommel” (who belonged to the friend that challenged me to do the 3 pics a day) Little did we know a few weeks later he would contract AHS (African Horse Sickness) and pass away from it :(

IMGP71752) My dear friend Surea (who has shown me immeasurable kindness) and her mare ‘North’. North also contracted AHS, however she was one of the lucky ones that survived. At this point she was almost over the illness but still thin and swollen.

IMGP10483) Ashleigh & “Chobe” (aka Peanut), Ashleigh is an excellent horse photographer, and I was cheeky enough to suggest that I should be the one to take photos of her and her boy. I recall being rather nervous that I would fail her….  but from that shoot onwards we have become really good friends and often work together. I have witnessed all the drama surrounding poor Peanut who managed to injure himself quite badly, and his slow recovery that bears testament to a great vet, a brilliant stable yard manageress and Ash’s patience.

For those interested here is a link to some info on African Horse Sickness

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