I guess it's time to start getting "serious" about
making some images.Those who know me
will understand why the word "serious" is in quotes.Today's image is a result of a "Fun
Trail Ride and Obstacle Course" at the 2nd Governor's Horse Guard in
Newtown Connecticut over the past weekend.I'm not sure if there was a fee for the riders, but
"spectators" were welcomed and treated royally.There was a Major in charge of the day and we
were invited into the barn area to watch the unit's horses brought in after their
workout and being brushed down and groomed.Flashes were not allowed, so the I had to crank up the sensor
sensitivity pretty far.When we got back
outside the trail riders were just getting back and starting the obstacle
course.Most riders used English style
riding hat (helmets) and didn't give the look I was looking for.Then came along the "Marlboro Man"
in today's image.So I had the right
horse, the right guy and still had a pretty crappy background.Possibly because of the cold spring or maybe
just because it was the first weekend of May the trees in the background were
just a bunch of sticks.To me, my cowboy
looked like he'd been out riding the range and had just come down from the
mountains.I decided that was the
setting he "needed" to be in.To check out how he got there, hit the "Read More".
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