Essence Captured Blog

February 1, 2023
Love Me Tender

Featured Image for February 2023 "Love Me Tender" What do horses know of "Love"?  What does anyone know of "Love"?  In February, when we celebrate Valentine's Day and see red and pink heart shaped candy boxes and red roses everywhere, I prefer to go to this sweet place in my heart where I feel at peace and […]

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January 1, 2023
"The Greeter"

Featured Image for January 2023 How we greet the new year starts from within.  Find your center, connect to your heart, realign with your soul, remember your true essence, bring your attitude of gratitude, and step forward with curiosity.  Here's a beautiful horse at Return to Freedom who reminds me of all of these principles.  […]

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December 1, 2022

Featured Image for December 2022 Horses are complex, and I love how much emotion and personality shows on their face - especially in their eyes.  I also love a high contrast close up portrait.  I selected this image for this month because I think it's a good reminder to take time to slow down and […]

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November 1, 2022
Evening Rhythm

Featured Image for November, 2022 These are working ranch horses at the Western Pleasure Guest Ranch near Sand Point, Idaho.  In the evening they move the horses down to the meadow for the night, where they graze and live as a herd.  I love this capture because of the motion in the mane of the leopard […]

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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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