Friday, December 24, 2010

Work it, Baby....Speak to the Camera.....

I am ready. I am excited. I have made all my donations to various animal rescue and wildlife groups. I did a whole bunch of wrapping last night. I braved traffic yesterday and picked up the last of my gifts and a few groceries.

I dropped off gifts for LA and her family last Sunday when I was out at the stables. I handed out hand-made chocolate candy canes to the young ladies and men who help around the place and left a bottle of wine for my farrier with LA. One of the people I ride with has no family locally and mentioned in casual conversation that he did not receive any gifts from his I left a little something in his car for him to open on Christmas morning. He was quite touched. I love this time of year!!! :-)

Today, I went to the stables. I haven't spent much time with Gem over the last couple of weeks and I was looking forward to seeing him. I was the only one there. Perfect. I brought my camera and some holiday lights, determined to get some great festive shots of my boy to include in this post. What I wanted was a few head shots of Gem, with the holiday lights incorporated in the background somehow. He has no fear of the flash, so I was looking forward to getting many pictures of my beautiful boy. Here are the results of our photo session:

These are the lights...they really are quite bright....really...they are...

This is Gem's butt as he turned away from me when I tried to position him....

This is Gem looking at the lights and saying to himself "no way"....

Then I come up with this brilliant idea to put him in his stall and take the picture from the inside, hoping that the darkness of the aisle way would enhance the lights.

Here's Gem saying, "no, I am not moving any closer to those stupid lights"....

"Nope, I'm not going over there....."

"Hey, I think there's a piece of hay over there!....."

Geez, some models can be so difficult!!! Oh well, I hope you get the gist of what I was attempting to accomplish.

Gem and I hope that your holiday season is what you envisioned it to be. Be safe, enjoy your family and friends, have a blast and best wishes for the New Year!!!


  1. But your last picture is to die for!
    Merry Christmas.

  2. LOVE that last pic! Hope yall have a fabulous Christmas as well :)

  3. I've attempted holidays pics with uncooperative horses so I can understand the frustration.LOL

    Merry Christmas!

  4. I've felt your pain! Merry Christmas!

  5. Haha, all to funny - I guess we all have been there! But that last picture was very nice.
    A very Merry Christmas to you and Gem, Wolfie!

  6. Horses can be the most uncooperative subjects for photos. Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

  7. I love em'!
    Merry Christmas!!!!!

  8. *LOL* Well, 'they' do say: never work with children & animals ;o) But that last one is a definite winner -- lovely :D
    Merry Christmas, hope you had a fab day & wishing you a blessed, magical New Year! xx

  9. The last pic is a keeper! Hope you and yours had a wonderful holiday - best wishes to you for the New Year!

  10. Is it wrong of me to think that pictures are WAY more hysterical when they don't work out the way you planned?

    I hope you and family (animals included) had a great holiday!

  11. Merry Christmas Wolfie! Love the last photo, that one should be in a frame!

  12. That was a cute attempt for an equine photo shoot!And yea, the last one is great...pretty cute~
    Happy Christmas greetings and a New year of special tidings!

  13. In the end, all it takes is one good picture and you got it. Hope you're having a happy holiday week with lots of time at the barn.

  14. Wish you all a Merry and Happy Christmas. Let this new year bring you all great joy and harmony in your life for your future. Wonderful & happy Christmas greetings and wishes of the season…