NQR stands for “not quite right” and for that I offer you this:
It is a very cute shot.
I love, love, love the faces a horse makes while having a good shake after a roll.
Makes me smile every damn time.
But, it also makes it hard to get a good, crisp image.
And that’s part of why this one is “not quite right”.
Focus isn’t spot on, Astrid is in an odd spot in the frame and the snow is blown out in the background.
It’s not a bad enough image that I’d cull it.
Let’s face it, perfect images are awesome, but the not quite right ones are fun too.
And, rules are made to be broken.
“All photos to be taken/converted to monochrome. Focus on the tone of your capture.”
With that I give you…
Ruby, napping in the remnants of an exploded (“I don’t know how it happened, but I know it’s Sable’s fault”) oat straw bale.
I’m getting a whole lot of attitude from Sable lately.
Nothing that makes me think she needs a training tune up.
More that she needs some hands on time with her Girl.
Since The Kid spent time in the hospital and has been recovering from that, Sable has not gotten as much attention as she likes from her.
As much as that horse likes me, I’m just Mom.
I’m not Her Person.
Plus, I keep taking her picture…
She’s definitely suffering from Photographer’s Child Syndrome.
Which is not normal for her, but she’s out of sorts waiting for her Girl to come back to her. 💛💛💛
Oh the side eye for daring to turn the camera towards her!
I even tried calling her and offering her a cookie…
“Not even going to look at you…” ~ Sable
Not even then.
Ah well, we have nicer weather coming this week and next…maybe we can get The Kid out there to groom her and pamper her a bit…so she can go back to being my happy to pose equine model again.
For the past few years I’ve done a big long retrospective post on New Year’s Eve.
Not this year.
This year I’m just gonna wish you all a Happy New Year’s Eve…
And maybe tomorrow there’ll be some spanky new 2020 images to share with you for the beginning of the new year and new decade.
Thanks for sticking with us this year.
See you next year.