A Wonderful 49

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Summer Sunset

Yesterday was our 49th wedding anniversary – and like most of the past 45, we forgot it until we received a card in the mail from my sister wishing us a great day. Thanks, Linda! It was a great day – like most every day we spend together.

We know how to celebrate even when we forget. Friends called and asked if we were available for ice cream – I said I wanted supper so we arranged to go for pizza. Ice cream was in their gazebo, with chatting and laughter as we watched the sun go down. A perfect ending to a perfect day, and a perfect 49 years (there were a couple that weren’t so perfect but we don’t seem to remember those).

Watch us, watching her.

Watch us, watching her.

Getting married was the best decision we ever made.

Sheza – Part 2

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This morning I had another photo shoot with Sheza, friend Lynn’s horse. We made plans last night over supper (I supped with Lynn, not Sheza) and I hoped for another beautiful sunny early morning but we got grey skies instead. She expected an early morning call to cancel and I was so tired and so achy I almost did but I hate losing the opportunity for some practice shots. We have fun because Lynn loves Sheza and riding, and I love to photograph – and if it isn’t a perfect day there is always next week.

This week we went across the road to a field where Lynn and Sheza could show their form. I don’t think Lynn will be able to print most of these because they are grainy due to the low light but they are fun to look at. Clicking on any picture will allow you to view in a slide show and see larger images.

Once again Adam was annoyed that he wasn’t taken along. He protested a lot and did some things that looked like “attitude”.

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I am really happy with these photos because I recognize that I am gaining confidence and skill with practice. I learned something important about photographing Sheza. Lynn has trained her very well so she is disciplined. When Lynn is mounted, Sheza doesn’t even graze the thick, lush grass of the field. If I want to capture Sheza’s character and beauty, I have to see her working. These photos show her personality so much better than the first set I took. I suppose there are times when Sheza and Adam play together but I’m not there for those moments. The next group will be even better because I’ll wait for good light. Here is the link to my previous photos of Sheza and Adam.