Friday, December 30, 2011

Breyers in the snow

Clementine- grade pony mare

Our new house has something that has worked out spectacularly well for the hobby- an uncluttered and stunning backdrop for show and sales photos! I've blogged about it before, but I just can't get over this gorgeous countryside that we now live in.

Hobbes- Hanoverian gelding

You have already seen some summer and fall shots in previous blog entries, since it's snowed a bit this past week, let's show off some winter shots!

Zeva- grade horse mare
The two mountains in the distance are about four miles away and are a part of the Green Mountain range. Across the street is a neighbor's field, this year the crop was soybeans. 

Tabula Rasa- Appendix QH mare

And the road just behind the fence is a fairly major north-south route for people going to and from work. Picture taking is carefully planned since I use a timer (I use a wide depth of field) or else I get a blurred-out neighbor's car going by...

Wild Plum- Miniature/Welsh cross mare
Taking photos of dark models against light snow is a pain, but it can be done well. 

Storm Phantom- Chincoteague mare
And taking photos of lighter colored models is quite a bit less hair-loss inducing.

Levi- Grade stallion
Although I did leave my alabaster and grey models inside for a later, indoor shoot.

Amazon Freckles- QH mare
Old Amazon here has been photo showing since the late 1990s with the same photo, shot with a film camera, which was taken in our San Antonio, Texas backyard. As fond as I am of that photo, I decided the old girl deserved a bigger, clearer photo. (unfortunately the original's hard copy was lost or else I'd re-scan it)

That's all for now, until next time!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Hope everyone had a good one. Here's my Christmas Breyer for this year (thank you Meredith!):

I've named her "Clementine", a nod to her rather orangey-shade of chestnut (and a Lost reference, I'm a die-hard fan, oh well :p) and she'll be shown as a grade pony mare in Trad scale.  I also got Christmas money, so there will be some more new herd members along as soon as I decide what I want. Whee!