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Once Upon a Jay

DSC_9510One of three versions of this picture.  By far my favorite.  I may have posted this one before, I don’t think I did. I think I posted the other two versions.  Either way, this is the one that I am posting.

I have been thinking a lot about Jay.  It has been a while now, but I miss her.  She was spunky and beautiful.  I don’t know what ever happen to her.  I can only hope, that as I have since she left, that she has found a good home.  That is happy wherever she is.

This is the cost of being a victim to other people’s decisions.  We often pay the price for them whether we should have to or not.  That is not a whine. It is not a rant. It is just a fact.  It’s all connected in some way.  It is unbeknownst to me as to exactly how, but the deep part of me that loves philosophy is telling me that it is all connected.  That it all has a purpose and that nothing is coincidence.  I don’t know how true any of that is, but it is always bigger than the seen.  Maybe.  Possibly.  Probably.

I was looking for a quote that fit my thoughts and this one stands out:  “There’s more to the truth than just the facts.” ~Author Unknown~

I believe this to be true, because there are always various sides to a story and we often only the fact that we know and there should be more that we should know, but we don’t know…you know?  🙂

As for the picture, as we established-it was revisited.  I love this picture of her and I wanted something that just really captured her essence.  I think that this one and the original completed do, but I will let you decide.

Have a beautiful day and tomorrow.

Montana Rose Photography

Color Me Blue….

DSC_9510.jpgI’ve been gone for a bit.  I am not sure that I meant to be, I’ve just not had it in to me blog.  Or even really mess around with pictures.  I still have an absurd amount of South Dakota photos and recent photos, but it is taking a strange amount of energy to get motivated to work on them.  This one?  It is an old one. One that I decided to play around with.

It is the beautiful Jay.  I’m still not sure whatever came of her.  The place that was supposed to take her has not posted pictures of her, so I suspect that they did not end up taking her.  They are a state park  kind of town.  A farm within a state park that offers events and what not.  They often post pictures of all the other animals they have taken in.  For weeks posted pictures of a new one that they adopted, but not of Jay.  I hope that she is somewhere good, she deserves that.

Anyway, I’ve mainly been stressing over trying to prepare for the upcoming art shows.  Getting the prints and finding the appropriate frames with no damage to them.  I drop off the first two photos later today.  They will be displayed at the community college starting Tuesday and hang there until the end of the exhibit in September.  If I don’t sell them, they will then be used in the September show.  I don’t know if the shows will be as successful as I would like them to be, but I’m trying to remain positive about it.

I have lost my train of thought.  I do hope to gain some motivation to get back to photography and working on new pictures (even if it is just the ones that have been sitting there waiting).  I thank all of you follow and continue to do so.

Have a beautiful day and tomorrow.

Montana Rose Photography

The Beautiful Gordy Girl

DSC_3738These are the last of the pictures that I will get to take of her.  Yesterday she was to leave for a new home.  The farm had no use for her as they decided she would not be a good fit for the therapian program.  I’d like to say that I’m surprised, but I’m not.  It is fine.  She will get to cart.  The new owners do not ride, they drive carts and so that Gordy Girl’s new job.DSC_3742c
I want to be upset, but the truth is…I know it is for the best.  I will miss her, but it is for the best.  She was actually supposed to have gone to these new owners originally, but due to unforeseen circumstances at the time, they had to decide against her.  Circumstances changed and they contacted the necessary resources to find out if Gordy was still available.  Things workout the way that they are supposed to.  DSC_3748I don’t know that I’ll ever be good with the letting go part.  I’ll make a horrible business owner in the art of being able to get rid of the horses that are financially beneficial.  I will want to keep them all.  Maybe some day I’ll have that option.  I’ve been wanting to get some black background pictures of her and this put a fire under my feet to do it.  I’m glad that I did. I think that they are spectacular.  DSC_3749I wish that I had gotten some more of her counterpart Jay before she had left.  I don’t know what happened to her. I can only hope that they found a good home for her.  I can only hope that Gordy’s is a good home for her. DSC_3755 Anyway, I think that these pictures turned out amazing. I’m very proud of this batch.  Like with Buddy, a few are a little softer than I would prefer but I do not feel that it takes away from the pictures.   I think that they have captured the grace, elegance and beauty that is Gordy Girl  (I never could think of a good nickname for her, but I also never wanted to change her name from Gordy….it just doesn’t leave much for coming up with a good nickname).
DSC_3760bwI hope that you like these pictures as much as I do.  I included both colored and black and white.  I couldn’t decide which ones that I liked more.  I think at least one of them should go into my art show pieces, but for the life of me…I can’t decide.  DSC_3766DSC_3781bw
Have a beautiful day and tomorrow.

Montana Rose Photography


DSC_9510c2Jay.  Her original name is JK. I cannot remember her registered name, but the place that she came from called her JK, we didn’t like it and I suggested that we could just call her Jay…so Jay she became.   Four year old retired harness horse.  Standardbred.  I didn’t realize how young they started these horses, but she’s in a good home now.  Hopefully. She is on trial to see if she will work out.  She’s young and needs work, I think she just needs love and a home…but alas it is not up to me. I think she’ll stay.  Here’s to hoping.

I edited this picture. The original wasn’t bad. I don’t hate it and maybe eventually I’ll post it.  I just didn’t love it.  The sun was high and harsh.  It was late afternoon and even though it was going to be getting dark in only a few hours, the sun wasn’t quite at that  great mark where it was just right for the taking.  And of course with horses, you can never get them to stand where you want and when you want and how you want. I worked with what I had.  I actually made a couple of different versions of this photo, but I really like this one.  I hope you do too.

Have a beautiful day and tomorrow.

Montana Rose Photography