Essence Captured Blog

December 1, 2023
The Approach

Featured Image for December 2023 "The Approach" I needed a horse day this month.  A day to just be with horses, connecting and healing.  After spending the day soaking up horse energy, I brought my camera out as the sun went down.  I was approached by several mares in the herd and spent several minutes with […]

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November 1, 2023
Side by Side

Featured Image for November 2023 "Side by Side" These two can always be found together.  Although they now live on the Return to Freedom Sanctuary, they are wild Mustangs and live like they would "in the wild".  It has been such a privilege to be able to observe the mustangs at the sanctuary and witness […]

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October 5, 2023

Featured Image for October 2023 "Golden" The hills this past June had turned golden and made abeautiful setting for photographing the mustangs as they moved about the landat the Sanctuary.  I like how this shot shows the freeze brand on his neckand the number on his rump and conveys movement. This image was taken at Return to […]

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September 3, 2023

Featured Image for September 2023 "Rain" Standing in the rain exudes a sense of surrender.  Water or rain can symbolically represent emotion, so this image holds emotion for me; emotion that is right at the surface, raw and visible.  I am riding the waves of grief over the sudden death of my grandson Elliott just […]

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August 1, 2023
Softly, Three

Featured Image for August 2023 "Softly, Three" From the photo safari at Return to Freedom in San Luis Obispo last month.  A small group of photographers had positioned themselves on a rocky outcrop where we thought the horses would gallop by when they left their current position on the next hill.  So I left the […]

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July 2, 2023
Grey Mare

Featured Image for July 2023 "Grey Mare" I hosted a photo safari at Return to Freedom in San Luis Obispo this past week.  We would go out and observe the horses in the morning and evening and photograph them.  This amazing mare is old and wise.  She leads a large band of horses and works […]

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June 1, 2023
Return From The Water Hole

Featured Image for June 2023 "Return From The Water Hole" The setting sun is creating this beautiful back light that allows us to capture highlights on the mane, back, tail, and even lights up some of the mist coming from the horse's nose in the foreground as it blows some of the dust out of its […]

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May 1, 2023

Featured Image for May 2023 "Solitude" Another image from the Return to Freedom Wild Horse Sanctuary in San Luis Obispo. At 6 p.m. in April, the sun is creating this beautiful light that allows us to capture highlights on the mane and tail with a soft lighting all around and some deeper shadows in the landscape forming.  […]

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April 1, 2023
Dinner with a View

Featured Image for April 2023 "Dinner with a View" When you visit the Return to Freedom Wild Horse Sanctuary in San Luis Obispo, you start out winding through Oak woods and rolling hills.  When you reach the top of the hills, you are treated to views of Morro Bay to the west and the Pismo/Oceano Dunes coastline […]

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March 2, 2023
Stray Strands Delight

Featured Image for March 2023 "Stray Strands Delight" My theme in life this week has been hair, so when I sat down today to select an image of the month, it had to be this one.  I am currently undergoing chemotherapy, and my hair began to fall out two days ago.  I had long hair […]

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