Posted on August 8, 2020
This week in the Smartphone Challenge we’re asked for a shot that’s framed naturally.
Can do. At the side of our garage a line of trees separates our property from a neighbour’s field, in which he grazes some of his horses.
52 Week Smartphone Challenge: 32
Posted on July 31, 2019
Posted on June 13, 2019
As promised, this week we have a selection of stable doors from in and around the town of Pompadour.
To begin, a couple of external shots from the National Stud:
And once you go inside….
Not surprisingly, the presence of the National Stud in Pompadour has led to a number of other stables and breeding companies being established in the vicinity. These two images were captured at one of the leading private stables close by. They also prove that, on this occasion at least, it wasn’t too late to close the stable door.
Thursday Doors 13 June 2019
Posted on May 29, 2019
Posted on June 22, 2018
I took this photograph a couple of years ago at a ‘Spectacle’ featuring birds of prey in nearby St-Germain-de-Confolens.
The answer to the rhetorical question in the title is actually ‘two’, although the optical illusion is that it’s just a single horse, albeit one with a very long neck. Either way, I think the image is quite striking.
Posted on February 17, 2017
“Maybe it’s a photo of something you’re not sure you’ll be able to do.”
At France’s elite equestrian academy, the Cadre Noir, these acrobats are undoubtedly doing something I know I wouldn’t be able to do:
Posted on February 23, 2016
A perfectly okay photograph of a line of horses of the ‘Cadre Noir’ of France’s national equestrian centre. Apart from the flowerpot emerging from the centre rider’s hat. And the apparent rotor-blade on number 3’s hat. Oh, and if the leader hadn’t had his tongue out, that would have been good too.
Other than that, spot on.
Posted on June 27, 2015
This week we’re asked ‘what subject do you turn to frequently, more inspired each time?’
Well, I don’t know about the ‘more inspired’ bit, but I do like a nice reflection: as I’ve described it before, Nature’s best buy-one-get-one-free deal. So, here are three images I’ve captured over the past couple of weeks.
The first was taken from a boat on the Dordogne River:
The second is from the same boat trip, but I flipped the image 90 degrees clockwise for a more dramatic efect
And finally, taken at a display by the Cadre Noir elite team at France’s National equestrian School in Saumur, a rider passes in front of a mirror