Let me introduce Chappie – my lovely daughter in law’s new horse. Although he’s still a young horse, he was ‘rescued’ from the knacker’s yard and originally came from impressive ‘racing’ stock. He boasts the famous Mill Reef among quite a few Derby and other big race winners in his pedigree.
My son took me to see Chappie the other day and I must say he was very patient and accommodating while I took loads of pics of him – I hope you like the results …..
See you all again soon I hope! Eileen
I watched the Trooping of the Colour [celebrating the Queen’s birthday] on TV last saturday and decided to have a go at taking photos ….[ I’m hoping I haven’t breached any copyright laws]. I was quite pleased with the results in spite of having to deal [post-production] with the inevitable reflections on the tv screen. I could be clearly seen holding the camera in some of them so had to discard them.
Another problem I had was unwanted lines and ‘moire’ patterns so I removed them as best I could. As a result sometimes the images weren’t as sharp as I would have liked. Anyway – I tried to compensate what were technical problems by concentrating more on composition and cropping.
I love all the colour and pomp and circumstance too. My dear old Dad was in the TA Royal Artillary in the 1920 s and was with horses and gun carriages like these. I specially like their uniforms – so dashing ….