Wordless(ish) Wednesday

I got a request for more pictures…actually, it was a request for “moar picturs!”, but I won’t split hairs 😉 I very recently upgraded to the big bad momma lens of equine photography: the Canon 70-200 f/2.8L lens. It’s without Image Stabilization, but I’ll learn how to compensate for that. I’m so happy to have added this beast of a lens to my little camera family and can’t wait to start learning how to use it to its fullest extent!

That being said, I’ve been a busy little almost-professional photographer. Here are some more pictures from recent shoots!

Of course, there is Centauro, my Paso Fino love:

There was also Dylan, a mustang cross gelding who has personality coming out his ears:

This was an impromptu thing at work when I went out to my car. This is Ringo. We’re pretty lucky — we can bring our dogs to work.

Lastly, here’s a few from my shoot this past Sunday. The dark bay is a Thoroughbred mare named Grace, the wee bay pony is named Guppy (insert high pitched cooing here!), and the big, handsome chestnut Saddlebred is Smoke.

This weekend I’m going to be gallivanting in NYC again — my friend K is whisking me away for my birthday and WON’T TELL ME WHAT WE’RE DOING. I’m slightly terrified but also insanely excited to go back and really explore the city! She’s also going to treat me to a ride on her sweet, sweet, sweet Quarter horse gelding, Rocket. I’m actually excited about this prospect. A good canter in a field will hopefully reset my brain quite a bit. Not to mention, I’ll get to take pictures of her and her boy!

Then, next weekend…EQUINE AFFAIRE. I’ll be attending (aka: wreaking havoc!) on Saturday with my Cavalia buddy, M. Who knows? Maybe I’ll find my dream pony while I’m there 😉

4 thoughts on “Wordless(ish) Wednesday

  1. SheMovedtoTexas October 30, 2013 / 8:14 pm

    I have the Sigma version of that lens and just love it. I don't have image stabilization either and have not noticed a difference honestly. Love the saddlebred and corgi picture!


  2. Dom October 30, 2013 / 9:49 pm

    Come down and photograph my horses. Kthxbai.


  3. Amanda October 31, 2013 / 4:31 pm

    The only thing I've noticed is the bokeh is a little funky on some images, but I think that might be the result of the filter I put on there to protect the glass. I'm going to shoot without the filter this weekend and see if that helps at all. That aside, LOVE IT. So glad to have finally taken the plunge!


  4. Amanda October 31, 2013 / 4:31 pm

    Don't tempt me, woman. I'm sure I could find a nice Peruvian or Paso Fino down there…! 😉


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