In that light, I don't think it would be fair to call this Plan "B," because it was spontaneous and totally unplanned. I happened to give a riding lesson on Thursday, and had my camera with me. It was a really warm (almost 90 degrees) day, and I decided to take my camera into the fields and visit with the horses.
It was then I realized something. The sky was blue with puffy white clouds, the grass was FINALLY green, and there were PAINTS! And the horses seemed to fall in line for my colorful theme.
For instance, you know that old saying, "the grass is always greener on the other side?" Well, this just goes to show you that sometimes that is very true. Especially to a horse with a will for greener grass.
Then there is this straight-laced horse, who seems to abide by the rules, and thinks crawling through fences might not be the best idea. Paints come in many varieties, with all different patterns and colors. This one made a striking statement in the field.
I personally own a Pinto who feels that he wants to be a Bay, and strives to change to that color every moment of his life. He is going to get a bath this weekend and within 24 hours he will be the color of dried mud, I guarantee it.
While this is not my Pinto, this Paint and he seem to have the same mentality.
I used my 24-70mm 2.8 for all of these shots, mounted to a Nikon d800 full frame. The sky really looked as pictured. We were due for a storm and I was in the field about 20 minutes, so the sky changed with my position, and storm clouds kept brewing. The grass really is THAT green. No horses were harmed (or cleaned) in making these photos!
You will want to read and see more colorful blog postings, so head over to Darlene with Pant the Town Pet Photography serving MA and NH. I hope you have a very colorful weekend!