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Sunday, February 8, 2009

Sunday Stills

Another Sunday Stills challenge is here...this time "Reflections." Hmmmm...I could just say look at the header photo on my blog and you will see the best reflection photo I've ever taken...and it's true!!

I was pretty sure I wouldn't be able to top that photo...and I didn't...but what fun would it be if I didn't try~~


Years ago I found this old medicine cabinet door with the beveled mirror...I've had it hanging in every barn isle ever since. It's interesting to see the reactions of horses who see themselves for the first time ;~) So, Colt got to be the model.

I liked this photo because of the double reflection
in the beveled edge. Colt's eye and his
breast collar are reflected in the bevel.





The second photo I chose, included Colt's right side
in the camera shot along with the mirror. I liked how
his forelock is half covering his eye. But,
I couldn't get him to perk his ears up
for the life of me!


My header photo is of Riddle Mountain reflected in Dry Lake on a drive out to the Pete French Round Barn last November. It was one of those moments when you slam on the brakes and get out to take a photo...I can't remember when I've ever done that before...I guess the blogging bug has totally taken over me!

To see more "reflections" photos...visit Sunday Stills!


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23 comments:

EmmyRedneck said...

I just found your blog via TrainWreck...
I love it! Oregon is gorgeous... I am so jealous of you! Your header photos is beautiful... Makes me want to meditate. Lol!
Em

Andrea said...

Great shots for this week's challenge!! I have always LOVED your header photo!! And Colt's reflections are wonderful, too. :)

Shirley said...

I used a mirror shot too. Ever since I started blogging I've taken more photos than I have in my life!

Jen Mo said...

Your header photo is great but the one with Colt looking in the mirrior is wonderful! Great job!

The Wife said...

All the pics are great. I had to really think about this one. You did awesome.

Ed said...

Most excellent pics my friend, one of my pics this week was from your state... :-)

CTG Ponies said...

Love the mirrors pics!

Lacey Jo said...

Both are great, but the second one is my fave. I like the continuing perspective from behind him on into the mirror.

Tracey said...

I love it! Steve Holt! needs a mirror like that, he'd be jealous of Colt!

Flo said...

Love the pics!! Colt is certainly a willing model. Do love your header picture too. My husband gets so crazy when I yell, stop the car, so that I can take a picture. Now when I get in the car with the camera bag he just sighs :)

You can see mine on my photo blog.

Pony Girl said...

Both pics are great (header and the ones in this post.) The pic with the mirror in the barn is SO creative! I love that you got that mirror too, it has such character, most people wouln't think of putting it in a barn! :)

allhorsestuff said...

Yes, that is certainly a gorgeous frame in the header pic!
And you really captured a cool reflection with your dark beatuty of a horse!

I catch my mare at the end of the arena with the mirror and more often, at the viewing windows...peering at herself!
KK

Sabrina said...

What a great header! Love the second pic of Colt--what an expression!

prairierunner said...

What a vain horse you have there. I mirror just for him? Great idea........the reflection in the mirror:)

Celeste said...

Lovely post - Colt is a great model :)
I have always loved your header photo too though.

Kathleen Coy said...

That first photo is amazing! The colors work together so nicely, too. :-)

Far Side of Fifty said...

Love your reflections! You did good! :)

Kelly said...

Love the second photo!

Happy Heifer said...

I love your blog I grew up in Oregon as well but now my husband and I work on a large cattle ranch in Mo. I really miss Oregon and eastern Or. has always been my favorite
www.happyheiferhouse.blogspot.com

Andrea said...

What a fun challenge. And I love your header photo too! I would love to go trail riding there. Some day......

Heather said...

I love both of those pics!

Caffienated Cowgirl said...

LOL...yup, trying to get them to look photogenic is like working with children :)

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

In that top photo, Colt looks a little embarassed about not getting prettied up enough for a photo. hehe
He is a cutie, though. And that's a charming mirror. I think it's brilliant of you keeping it in your barn, too.
Great shots...especially your header photo.
And ya know what they say, if you don't blog a out it....it never happened.

~Lisa

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