Monday, February 12, 2007

12 February 2007




I have had a hectic day AGAIN!!! We are expecting a severe snow storm starting shortly and will probably result in between 8 & 15 inches of snow by this time tomorrow evening. Thankfully it looks as if we will not get the ice and freezing rain this far north, but south of Indianapolis they will get a bit of everything. So I have had to bed all the horses down again because the snow will be followed by below zero temps and temps of -4F again and three days of max of 10 F and I can be sure I am not going to get a lot done outside in that cold. I also had to get the bus that we use for the horse shows (details of that follow) started so I could do some emergency shopping. It is diesel and has to be kept heated and the batteries were a bit flat from the cold. It has taken me about a week to get it started again so at least I have transport. The downside is that the lane to our house is about quarter of a mile long and has a hill that drifts when it snows and blocks off anything from getting in and out until it has been plowed, which we rely on the neighbors for and they arent always accomodating. We are the third house along and dont have a very good relationship with the second family. Looooong story LOL. He is a nutcase. So I may be snowed in for a bit. As a result I havent even looked at my camera today.

In the summer months I shoot a lot at horse shows for the exhibitors, I have a 24 seater bus which has been converted to accomodate my husband and his wheelchair, the computer, printers and all the other equipment I need to edit, print and deliver the photos at the show. It has been fitted with an airconditioner, cupboards, microwave and refridgerator so we are pretty self sufficient. You can see proofs from some of the 2006 shows on my website htttp://www.prophotobylori.net they are mainly palomino, Pinto (spotted horses) and Welsh Ponies and Cobs and Quarter Horses.

While I am at the shows I do the standard shots in the arena that the exhibitors want and also look for unusual stuff to use for stock images. Quite often these pictures will also appeal to the rider and they will actually purchase a print of them.

Here is one which, although it isn't a horse as such it is an equine theme and I rather like it. I have started a collection of these so what the heck I will post two of them LOL.

Hope you had a good day and I hope we keep our sanity and electricity over the next 24 hours.

Lori


10 comments:

talj said...

Oh Lori!! I hope you keep you electricity and sanity too!! Really hope you don't get the bad weather they are predicting and that you, your husband and the horses stay warm and well! The images today are just wonderful. I love the detail and the interesting angle and compositions :o)

Julie Blair said...

Love the shots Lori. I too collect similar stuff and I have a few just like these! Most riders will humor me when I ask if I can shoot their stirrup! I get a few odd looks but hey...ya gotta do what ya gotta do! haha...

Stay warm and safe!

jb

Anna said...

These shots are great Lori and I can see their appeal to riders. I hope that you stay warm there also and that you can enjoy your time inside.

John Roberts said...

I like the bottom one best. I guess I like the angled shot better than the straight on one.

Good luck with the winter weather. That much snow doesn't sound like much fun.

Rising Rainbow said...

Sounds like the weather is just not your friend this year. Mine either but guess I'll live.
I like the spur shots but I always wonder how they keep those darn things in place. No matter what I try, I have problems with keeping those spurs on my heel - They always wanna flip up, not very effective that way. So I wear the push on ones - not a pretty picture there. Stay warm.

CG said...

Great detail shot; i love those stirrups.

Fingers crossed you don't get that really bad weather - stay safe.

Ancientimages said...

We got a smattering of snow last night - not much - just enough to make the roads slick. Know what you mean about the drifting snow....

Sure hope everything goes well. This will certainly be a winter to remember won't it??? I'm trying to send warm thoughts your way -

LOVE the images you posted. Great artwork!!

Balko Photo (Ingrid) said...

Beautiful colors and hope you don't get snowed in!

Memories Catcher said...

Great pictures.I like it!Beautiful colors.I like the contrast between the colors and the textures.Well done!

rennie said...

Wo. Reading about your van I almost can see you working inside :) The summer must be fun for you.

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