Wild Ponies

I’ve been pondering my upcoming trip, because  I go on vacation in a week.  The set plan is wild ponies of Assateague with some battlefields along the way.  Though, today I was finding myself restless and rebellious.  I’m not sure if the set plan will stick.  Time will tell. 

Anyway, as I was trying to decide if I am going to stick with the due course or change it up, I was thinking about my photography.  I know that I get some good shots and some shots that people really, really like.  Me…I’m constantly waiting for that one shot that just wows me.

Last year there was this moment.  It was early morning on a rainy day.  The beast and I headed out to seek out the ponies.  They were good at hiding.  We found some hiding in this marshy type area when two of them just took off in a full force down the patch of land that they were on to get to the third.  It was one of those moments that just has to be caught on camera.  Their manes flowing in the wind.  Of course, I took some shots.  

I did not catch the vision I had seen.  I believe it was a combination of low light and skills that still needed adapting, but alas the shots that I got…just didn’t wow me.

I came away from that trip with some amazing shots that I do like, but can’t help wondering if retuning there will get me that one shot that wows me.  Different opportunity, different lenses, more adapted skills.  I also cannot help but wonder if maybe that one shot is awaiting on a trip that has always been a distant goal.  I also realize that there will probably be more than one shot that has the possibility of wowing me, but I am my own worse critic.  I think we all are.  DSC_0273 DSC_0476 DSC_0550-2 DSC_0561 DSC_0579 DSC_0645 DSC_0752-2 DSC_0775  DSC_0834   DSC_0929 DSC_0935 SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC

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6 thoughts on “Wild Ponies

  1. There are two old photography sayings that may help. “If the picture isn’t good enough, you weren’t close enough.” That can mean physically or emotionally. Them “Don’t take the picture, let the picture take you.”

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  2. Love these images! It brings back wonderful memories of my horse-crazed childhood reading books from the “Misty of Chincoteague” series!

    I understand your feelings of wanting to go back and get better shots! My skills have improved so much in the last two years that I’d love to be able to go back to some of my experiences and shoot with those improved skills, like our honeymoon in Alaska or our trip to Yellowstone National Park. But I suspect I’d feel that way now and probably always will!

    I enjoyed your blog. Can’t wait to see more!

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    • Aww, thank you so much! I’ve heard tell of this series, but I never had the privilege of reading it myself. Thinking I might have to look into it. I have a couple of nieces that might enjoy them.

      I keep wanting to experience new things and said that I wouldn’t be returning here for a while (I went twice last year), but that pull might be too strong. My skills are always improving and there is always something new to shoot that wasn’t there or that was missed the time before.

      Thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to explore.

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