Friday, July 18, 2008

Mama's Baby!




I realize these are not the best quality pictures, however the first one is fuzzy by purpose! I am not sure why but they just caught my attention. These were taken last week at our ranch, Poison Ivy Ranch. I have not had any time for photography this week due to a huge spike in crime. As you know that is how I pay the bills for now. I had to work an 18 hours shift yestersday. This has been an 86 hour week for me. As soon as things slow down, I will be back at my love. Have a great weekend!
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19 comments:

Beckynsc said...

Keep fighting crime!
We'll wait.
Love the horses anyway.

Tommy V said...

Hello from Colorado. Nice pictures. 3nd in my favorite. I sure hope you get overtime for all those hours you put in.

The Texican said...

Michael, Crime never lets up. You'll have job security for as long as you can stand it. Nice to have a pretty place to get away. Pappy

Alex said...

I love the second one down...where you can just see the horse's eyes...as if you were riding on the back, seeing what the horse is seeing. I really like that one. :)

Eve said...

I rather like that it is out of focus. It gives more of a sense of movement. BTW..I am a Mississippian too. I live on the Gulf Coast.

Strider said...

Thanks for your efforts on the front lines!

Saint Lover said...

I love the second one.. the mist in the backgound. Its very tranquil.

fishing guy said...

Michael: Sorry to hear about the increased hours because of the crimes. I like the center shot best with the eyes and ears showing.

The Birdlady said...

Wow, Michael - that's a rough time for a normal shift - I don't see how you can pull those long shifts. I think the second photo is perfect....wonderful composition - ears forward, the whole thing is right. Please take care, ...those are mean streets.

Christy said...

Love the second picture. There is some mystery to it. Very nicely done. I like the movement in the first too. If you want to stop by I have a new post up. Thanks for checking in, I appreciate the support and friendship.

Pietro said...

Thanks for your great work.
This is a very fine sequence of pictures!
Have a nice weekend!

Indrani said...

Working hard to keep the crimes low... great profession.
I liked the first action picture very much. It gives a wild feeling.

Lady Di Tn said...

Michael
First, Thank you and all the others who fight crime to keep us safe.
I think your fuzzy on purpose picture is great. It has the feel of an Impressionist Painting. The others are great as they show a different perpective.
Thanks for sharing.
Peace

The Woman said...

i love the fuzzy one, I can see why it caught your eye, it caught mine too

Chrysalis Angel said...

I thought that first picture was, I don't know, I can't describe it- but it caught me first thing too. They are majestic, wonderful beasts. God says, *"Hast thou given the horse strength? hast thou clothed his neck with thunder? Canst though make him afraid as a grasshopper? the glory of his nostrils is terrible. He paweth in the valley, and rejoiceth in his strength: he goeth onto meet the armed men. He mocketh at fear and is not affrighted; neither turneth he back from the sword. The quiver rattleth against him, the glitteing spear and the shield. He swalloweth the ground with fierceness and rage: neither believeth he that it is the sound of the trumpet. He sayeth among the trumpets, Ha, ha; and he smelleth the battle afar off, the thunder of the captains and the shouting." *King James Version of the Bible unless otherwise stated.

To make it plain, they are fierce warriors!

michele said...

WOW! "Angel's" comment brought tears to my eyes! She's right. Horses instill in those who will allow them to a tranquility that nothing else can match. They are full of wisdom, intelligence, mystery, love, compassion, humor, and an incredible range of personality! The first picture is of our first horse, "Cori," also known as "the Princess!" She is a half-Arab, & never ceases to let us know this!!!

The other two are of "Copper," who's mother was pregnant with him when she was caught in a wild Mustang round-up. He has had contact w/humans ever since his feet hit the ground, and is a wonderful example of what Mustangs can be. He LOVES children, and has a calming influence on anyone he meets.

Ellyn said...

Loved these pictures. I have a passion for horses. They are so elegant and beautiful. I love them

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

Hi! There is something photogenic, majestic and calming about horses. Maybe it is their power, but yet their tenderness that makes one want to be near.
I especially like the last one with the setting sunny between the cocked ears. Very good. Lisa

Jeanne said...

The first one is very soft and beautiful but the second is the one that really catches my eye. The ears the eyes I want to see what he/she is looking at.

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