Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Tempus fugit...
This was one of my disappointing photos from yesterday! I was chatting to my friend the Wildcat on Skype yesterday evening and she asked me to send her one of the pics. She worked her PS magic on it and returned it to me looking much more how I'd envisaged it. Pity about the distracting reflections but otherwise I'm a lot happier with it! Thanks WC :)

I have just come back from my first proper session as a helper for Riding for the Disabled. I'm on a bit of a high! as well as being covered in horse hair and horse slobber and with my hands smelling pleasantly (to me anyway!) of horse! i was really nervous but it went ok. I turned up and the instructor, Ruth, told me to fetch Hannah from her stall. Hannah is the pony with the hole in her chest which she breathes through. I managed to attach the lead rein ok and led her out. Her first rider was a young man who was keen but a little nervous. The second rider was a young child who was very chatty. The third session was cancelled. After the rides were over I had to take Hannah back to her stall and remove her tack. Leading a horse sounds and looks very easy but it is surprisingly difficult at first. I was terrified of doing something wrong. Hannah was very patient with me however; she must have sensed I was a novice! The time went really fast. in the excitement I forgot my new lilac riding gloves and left them in the car!

Well, after my exciting afternoon I need to come down earth and what better way to do that than attacking the ever-present heap of ironing!


RUTH said...

I'd stay on a high and forget the ironing. Sounds like a wonderful day.

picperfic said...

ironing...huh...ironing. You like to smell of horse? Glad you had a lovely time though. You work very hard! Love the photo too, you did well with the composition, hope your friend could tell you what she did so you can do it for yourself too, it's the best way to learn photoshop, using tutorials.

AB said...

Bah, who needs ironing? :D

I am so pleased to read that your first volunteer session went so well - good on you! {{HUGS}}

I really like this photo - great light and composition, and very apt title.


Kaycee said...

I am so glad that your first session went so well. I bet that you can't wait to go there again!
I really like the rich color and composition of your clock photo!

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Faye Pekas said...

I love the clock. The DPC Speed Challenge inspired it I'll bet. I didn't enter.

The ride project sounds wonderful. A great thing to do for others and for yourself too. :)

Carmi said...

I see the reflections in a different way: I like them. I believe they attract the eye and the mind away from the clock. They force the viewer to wonder what else is in the room. They give the photo additional dimension.

Your sense of composition is so bang on. I can't wait to see what you come up with next.

Pat said...

I really like the clock Julie. the reflections don't bother me at all. Makes it more life-like.

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Pat said...

I forgot to say that I'm so glad your riding project went so well. I imagine you'll do great helping these folks.

Chad Oneil said...

Great clock image.

Lori Schmidt (LoriProPhoto) said...

I am so glad you had a good time. It is very rewarding, horses are wonderful perceptive animals. I used to do this when I was a teenager, we used to go to our riding school on a Saturday and the disabled children would come and ride, they had such a great time.

I also know what you mean about smelling like a horse, I like it too LOL I am sure we will get some strange looks for that though.

Thanks for all your comments and sorry i have been absent so much recently.