Essence Captured Blog

October 1, 2022
"Mane Attraction Action"

This is “Lucky,” a working ranch horse at the Western Pleasure Guest Ranch near Sand Point, Idaho.  I love this capture because of the motion in the mane – how it’s wrapping around Lucky’s neck.  It just makes me happy!  Hope you like it, too! Featured image for October, 2022.

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September 1, 2022
Hooves In Motion

Featured Image for September 2022 "Hooves In Motion" This is an appaloosa running through a field.  To create this motion effect, I slowed my shutter speed to 1/100 of a second and panned with the forward motion of the horse, which created the blur of the background.  The blur of the horse is simply its […]

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August 1, 2022
Face of the Night Sky

Featured Image for August 2022 This is an impromptu portrait of "Love the Night Sky," one of the "Making Pegasus" stallions owned by Greg Davis.  I can't get enough of this horse.  His coloring and coat patterns are beautiful and his personality is infectious.  He's curious, playful, and gentle.  Look into those eyes and tell […]

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June 1, 2022
Jupiter 2x

Featured Image for June 2022 Jupiter is one of the “Making Pegasus” stallions, born in 2019.  He is a Clydesdale whose dam was “Bella Donna,” a Sabino Clydesdale.  His sire was “Thorpe Hill Royale,” 2016 winner of the Cawdor Cup at the Royal Highland Show in Edinburgh, Scotland.What’s the meaning of his name?  Jupiter is […]

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May 1, 2022
Mustang Mood Light

Featured Image for May 2022 "Mustang Mood Light" I have a whole series of photos of this herd moving across the hill where we were watching them, late in the day.  I love the rich color in the dust they stir up when the sun is low in the sky, and the high contrast that […]

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April 1, 2022
Forever Friends

Featured Image for April 2022 "Forever Friends" This was a touching moment between "Magum Opus" (front) and "Love the Night Sky" behind him.  These two stallions were stall mates growing up and have played together since birth.  "Magum Opus" is affectionately known as 'Mo' and is 1/2 Shire, 1/2 Gypsy.  His mother is "Magic" and his […]

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March 1, 2022
Bringing the Light

Featured Image for March 2022 "Light and Breezy" Luca is 1/2 Holsteiner Warmblood, 1/4 Friesian, and 1/4 Percheron and is 17.1 hands tall (that's big).  Luca is derived from the Latin name, Lucas, meaning “bringer of light.”   He loves to play-spar with his stallion mate Thunder that he grew up with; both born in 2019. This image […]

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February 1, 2022
July Sunset

Featured Image for February 2022 "July Sunset" I love watching the horses move together and I love a sunset, so here you go!  This image has been added to the on line Fine Art Gallery! This image was taken in San Luis Obispo on a Return to Freedom photo safari on July 17, 2021.   

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January 1, 2022

Featured Image for January 2022 "Sensing" Wild horses are always using their eyes, ears, and sense of smell to inform their next move.  To approach, to run, to move away, to explore… they use the data they collect through their sensing to decide if it’s safe to explore, safe to connect, and ultimately, when it […]

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December 1, 2021
Jalama in Black & White

Featured Image for December 2021 "Jalama in Black & White" Jalama just has this amazing presence.  She seems curious about what I'm doing and she'll even influence the horses around her to come look, just because she's standing there watching me.  I just love this horse! This image was taken in San Luis Obispo on a […]

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