Friday, November 18, 2011

Horsing Around in Virginia

November in Virginia means horses and foxhunting. The hunts have been beautiful so far this year and I am looking forward to a great season and plenty of good photographs.

I did a shoot for the folks last weekend. The crew had a great time playing with the horses and dressing them in the latest gear. The setting was a beautiful farm in Orange, Virginia, and our primary models, Taylor and Chance, played their roles well.

These horses have wonderful, charming personalities and seemed intent on showing themselves off in the best possible light. Seen here is Taylor after his bath, a little feisty drying under the heat lights, getting ready for his shoot.

Patience is called for with animal subjects, but they rewarded it in so many ways, particularly when we let them out in the paddock to model at will. I just wish I had seven cameras trained on them from every angle--the cool Fall weather brought out their high spirits and it was exhilarating trying to capture them playing together.

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