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June workshop photos

In early June, I took a long road trip to Idaho for a photography workshop with David R. Stoecklein. I finally got around to working on the photos.















Collision course!






For Dad…

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1st Place and 17 weeks to go!

Just a quick update.

Baby is doing well – very active and likes to jump on my bladder at 3 in the morning! I’ve been feeling movement since about 18 weeks, but Rico was finally able to feel kicks from the outside this past weekend! Very cool! He likes to watch my stomach jump randomly, haha. We’re at almost 23 weeks now, so 17 weeks to go.

We’re prepping for our camping trip next week. We rented a group site this year and we hope that a bunch of our friends can make it out to join us. We cancelled our housewarming/cookout due to the permit hold up so this will be our big get-together instead. Speaking of permits, the plans have been submitted to the City of Covington and now we’re just waiting on approval. They said 4-6 weeks but hopefully since it’s only decks, they’ll process it quicker, but we’re not holding our breath on that.

Emerald Downs held it’s annual Equine Art Show this past week. I entered these pictures on canvas:
I wanna be a grown up!
Watchful

I Wanna Be A Grown Up (4 horse butts) won 1st place in Photography! AND one of the judges, who is a huge collector, purchased my piece!! I was completely shocked and extremely happy! And more good news – Kerry, our gift shop manager here at the track has agreed to consign my other piece.

Rico has sold his car so we are in the process of looking for a replacement for him. So as of right now, we are a 1 car family. We’ll see how long this lasts, before we drive each other crazy. Good thing we have essentially the same schedules and work in the same area. I’m playing around with the idea of upgrading as well, sometime before baby gets here. I’m torn between the GMC Terrain and the Chevy Traverse.

We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the baby’s crib:

that Mom & Bucky have graciously purchased for us. It should arrive on Friday! Once it’s put together (Rico’s job since he doesn’t trust me to build things), we’ll be able to start decorating the nursery 😀

Idaho Preview

It may come as a surprise to some of you, but I (yes, by myself) took a road trip to Idaho this weekend for a photography workshop with the American West photographer David Stoecklein.

I haven’t really looked at my photos from the workshop yet – still recovering from the 12 hr drive back and the 16hr days photographing cowboys and horses 🙂 The two shots below are from my iPhone so excuse the quality. And before I get to the rest of the workshop photos, I still have the Tulip Festival photos to work on. I think I’m going to end up taking over Rico’s computer because the screen is so much bigger compared to my laptop (lol – hope he doesn’t mind!)


Even though it doesn’t look like it from these shots, the weather did clear up and my shots do have some blue skies in them!

New Mexico Wild Horses part 3

We finally had to turn on the heat here in the Northwest. Apparently, my husband thinks I’m part Scrooge for not turning it on until now. I conceded when frost started showing up on the cars in the morning. Surprisingly, we’ve had a very mild and dry fall so far, and I am far from complaining, though I have a feeling that we’re going to pay later in winter for such nice weather now. “They” are predicting one of the harshest winters on record.

I checked on our flights to NC today and they had a countdown…40 Days!!

Now on to my final images from my New Mexico Wild Horse workshop!








I love his scrunched up nose!

We did see some really cool action shots as well. From what I’ve been told, we were really lucky to see so many territorial stands during our trip. This behavior is much more common during the spring when mating season is in full bloom.


Surprisingly (at least to me), this following photo ended up being one of my favorites of the series. I love both versions, color and black & white.



And an appropriate way to end (this one happens to be my favorite) …

New Mexico Wild Horses part 2

I stayed up way past my bedtime last night because I got engrossed to working on these 😀 Critiques always welcome!

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I can’t decide which of the following two I like better…a mama and her baby…
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And a soon to be mama!
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Tired of horses yet??

I’m not!

New Mexico Wild Horses part 1

Yes, there’s going to be quite a few parts simply because I am trigger happy on my camera…I’m still in the middle of sorting through all the photos but here’s what I’ve worked on so far.
Just a warning, this is very pictures heavy!
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Of course they didn’t always stay for long…
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Of course, while we were out there, we had to look out for things like this:
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and these (Amanda – close your eyes!!):
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This is Juan and part of his band:
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