Posts Tagged With: Horse

Back to the (horse) Races Again

It’s summer again here on the Western Slope of Colorado and that means that it is once again time for the Black Canyon Horse Racing Association race meets! The local horse races are among my favorite summertime activities; they are cheap, family-friendly, fun, and most of all they are great opportunities for me to get my camera out and do what I do.

Although I couldn’t make it outfor Saturday, I did get to go out and enjoy all of Sunday’s races. Here are the highlights!


If you’re still looking for more awesome Black Canyon Horse Racing Association race meet photos you might want to check out my posts from last year’s races. June 2012 and September 2012. I also have pictures from the race meet at the 2012 Montrose County Fair & Rodeo, along with shots from the fair parade and the rodeo.

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Creativity Challenge – Animal Portraits

This week’s creativity challenge was a fun one – Animal Portraits. I took some time to sit outside and photograph some of the bunnies that live at my in-laws’ house, along with a few other animals that I came across. This was my favorite recent challenge – and hopefully one that gets me back on track for the upcoming challenges.


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Creativity Challenge – Sculptures

Welcome to another week in the creativity challenge! This week’s theme wss sculptures. I took the opportunity to work on my lighting skills a little bit this week. I have couple of little sculptures that I just adore, so I lit them up a bit to see what I could get.

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2012 Parade of Lights

Saturday night was the annual Parade of Lights here in Montrose, Colorado. This year came with an unseasonably mild night and a huge crowd out to enjoy it. It is always one of the best parades of the year, and being able to actually stand out on the street and enjoy it was a real bonus, to a lot more people than just me, I’m sure. It was a great way to kick off the Christmas season!

Merry Christmas, Everyone!

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Horse Races – Volume 2

Another lovely Sunday afternoon spent with my camera and my oldest munchkin at the county fairgrounds watching horse racing. It was a GORGEOUS day – perfectly sunny and probably 80-85­­°f.

The only thing missing was my new class 10 SD card, which should be in my mailbox in the next 2 days or so. I’m running a class 4 right now, so I have no HD video capabilities and I can only take 4-5 exposures at a time in RAW burst mode. So I rolled in JPEG all day, but the light was great and my settings were spot on, so I’m SUPER happy with what turned out. Take a look at some of the highlights from this wonderful day.


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A Fair Saturday

This past Saturday I switched shifts at work so that I could go to the local fair and get some pictures.

The parade was a 10am, then at 1 were the horse races. 6:30pm brought the rodeo with saddle bronc riding, team roping, barrel racing and finally bull riding. Unfortunately by the time the bull riding happened it was a little dark to get much for quality pictures, but I did manage to get a couple shots of the riders that I think turned out quite nice.

615 pictures later, here are a few that I like!

Tonight is the truck pull and antique tractor pull, so I should have some more good pictures to post.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Movement

This week’s photo challenge is all about movement. How you see it, how you portray it, how you capture it.
One of my absolute favorite things to capture is movement. It’s challenging to show it without too much blur, and always a thrill when you get that amazing shot that shows it perfectly.
I like to let the movement in my pictures speak for itself. Flying dirt, a trail of dust, a blurred foreground.
Here are a few of my favorite ‘movement’ shots that I’ve captured so far

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Horse Races

Today was a wonderful day at the horse races with my girls and my niece. Great fun was had by all, and I managed to get a few good pictures, too!

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Some Old Favorites.

And I do mean Old! These ones are all from my high school years and back.

All of these were shot with a Kodak Advantix point-and-shoot camera.

Petra – A Norwegian Fjord that I helped train

Playing tag

Horse pasture

My favorite cat Fluffy

Snowmobile trail after a storm

A very rare still-life picture


Truly rustic fence posts

A friendly game of basketball at camp

The cross at the WTC site

Just a cathedral light..

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