Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Cosmopolitan day

I’ve been working my fingers to the bone on a photo book project that I’m making for a friend. The first thing I do is to choose the photos I want to go into it. Next, I work on each of the pictures, cropping and processing. When I’m done that, I’ll upload all of them to my account at Shutterfly.com, my favorite online photo album company.

I’m less than half way done the first stage, so I’ve got a long way to go yet.

Like I said, I was sitting here working my fingers to the bone, when I suddenly realized that it was late, and I had no post for today. And I was really ready for a break. So tonight I’m posting a couple of photos that I took two years ago this week, back when we were living on the horse farm outside of Chesapeake City, Maryland.

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I lived right at the end of that fence line on the right there. I’ve always liked this photo of the thoroughbred broodmare who looks as if she’s posing for me here. She is just so beautiful. If you look closely, you can see her foal next to her, sort of hiding behind the fence post.

I processed this photo and the one below with one of the actions Florabella collection called Cosmopolitan.

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George looks like he’s trying to pose the same way, doesn’t he?

He was just a wee pup back then, not even a year old, posing for me in a field full of buttercups.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope today is full of buttercups for you.

Love,

28 comments:

Ellen said...

Memories....ahhhhh....smiles.

Mental P Mama said...

Wait. Where's the pink vodka?

Shana said...

What gorgeous animals!! I love these photos!

Megan (Best of Fates) said...

Ooh, photo books always sound like such an awesome idea, but I never get around to actually making one! And I love the mimicry in their poses!

Jill of All Trades said...

George is just so handsome.

TSannie said...

Thanks for the smile, my friend.

Low Tide High Style said...

I love the cosmopolitan action you used! And I can't even imagine how long it must take to put together a real photo book for someone. I was ready to throw my computer out of the window today and I didn't really even process the photos (which were old and not great to begin with) I used to make a simple slide show!

Kat :)

Snappy Di said...

Why do you build me up, Buttercup baby just to let me down and mess me around and then worst of all, you never call baby when you say you will, but I love you still.

Sorry, the mention of buttercups sent me into song and dance.

Mary Lou said...

Isn't it great to look back and wonder why we need to come up with new material?
The foal reminds me of myself when I was little, hiding behind my mother.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

The horse is absolutely gorgeous. I can almost smell that good horse smell.

wv: mensesha. Mensesha but we females are usually able to ignore it all. George, even though a mens, doesn't say sha. He just sits back and lets his personality shine through without words. George is the best.

Alli said...

Wonderful photos and wonderful times. I love the picture of George in the field! Your posts always make me smile!

MaggieGem said...

These are just awesome!

Karen said...

Love the horse, and how cool to live on a beautiful horse farm! You've had some great adventures!...

Photo albums such as the one you are creating will be cherished for generations, great that you are willing to put the time into it for a friend. I do the same on occasion, and I think that kind of gift is truly appreciated and enjoyed by many.

Hilary said...

Sorry, that Di got me toe tapping and singing, too.
She is something.
George awes, as always.

Nurse Nancy said...

Very peaceful...and made me smile.

Madi and Mom said...

George you are the most handsome puppy you should be on GQ cover.
Madi and Mom

Mary said...

Lovely images, Kate! I love going back through old photos, and it's so much easier with digital, isn't it?

BUSH BABE said...

Great shots - and great treatments (as always)... still doing battle with my new blog. I popped over here cause I needed a little boost. I always find it!
:-)
BB

Daryl said...

I was expecting a cocktail

The Japanese Redneck said...

Both are beautiful pictures.

Diane said...

That is a beautiful action! Cosmopolitan. I love it. And I don't drink pink vodka so I wasn't expecting a beverage!

LeAnna said...

Mmm, gorgeous pics! Love your Border Collie, I have two Aussie's, and the herding breeds sure are photogenic. :)

Oliag said...

Ok with that title I was drawn in thinking I might read about a big night out partying and drinking Cosmos:)....but some beautiful photos from the past will do just as well...

jill said...

Thanks for stopping by my place today...and that first photo is just in time for Derby Day! :-)

The photo of George is stunning!

JO said...

What a great idea for a gift. I recently saw someone who had made a babies 1st year photo book for the grandparents - lovely.

I love George - he and my Lucy would get along famously.

JO

www.teensandtriplets.com

Fighting Mermaid said...

Hi. Love your photos. My dad lives outside of Chesapeake City. Wondering which horse farm you wre on. I spent alot of time there when I was a student in Phila.

mrs mediocrity said...

Great shots, love the one of George, he's so cute! :)

LizB said...

Horses! Horses! I love it! Thanks so much for sharing - you do a great job with horses, too - quite the market for nice portraits like that! I'd love to see more horses from you anytime! :)