I've been trying and trying to capture "on film" what I think is one of the loveliest things in the world: the horses outlined by the late afternoon sun, especially Ella, my sorrel mare. Her warm red coloring and the warm directional lighting are a perfect combination.
After trying for over a week - either it was too cloudy, we weren't home at the right time, the horses thought they were going to get fed so they vacated the hayfield where I wanted them to be, I went out there too late, and one famous episode when my camera battery died - finally one afternoon I hit it right.
They were way out in the corner of the field, a long walk from the gate. I sang as I approached them so they had some warning that I was coming; I didn't want them to spook and run. (Fortunately they aren't music critics, otherwise they still might have spooked and run.)
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