So earlier this month I was on the moon when I received word that I won a first and a third in The Horse of Delaware Valley's annual photocon. If you live in the PA, MD, DE and love horses you are probably quite familiar with this publication, it's been around for years. When I was a child I would cut out all the free horse and pony ads in the back and tape them to the fridge. I poured over that paper and cut out every pretty picture. I started entering their contest nearly 20 years ago. A few times I was a finalist and in 2008 I came in third in the action division. I never won a first... until this year. I think I'll use my winning to buy a ticket to Nevada to see my grandmother this summer (and maybe find some wild horses to photograph when I'm out there).
My photo of Pumpkin Pie chasing a squirrel was in the latest issue, chosen as a finalist .
My third place photo pf a hose jumping a Halloween/autumn themed obstacle at Fair Hill Three-Day.
This photo I took at Devon in 2008 received a third place award in the action category.
I still can't believe how intense that sunset was!
Another finalist photo from waaay back in 2000. The bay horse was my thoroughbred, Pewter's Bill.
So I don't know where this is all going. I have no training, I just do what feels right.
I have an okay camera but definitely not professional equipment.
Perhaps its given me a little bit of encouragement to keep on clicking!
To see more photos, visit my Flickr page or watch this You Tube video I put together today.