Essence Captured Blog

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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November 1, 2021
Portrait of a Mustang

Featured Image for November 2021 "Portrait of a Mustang" Cristo was branded, identifying him as a Mustang.  I was curious about the branding, and found this information on the internet: When a wild horse is rounded up by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), they are given a freeze brand on their neck. This marking indicates that […]

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October 29, 2021
15 Years in Business

Essence Captured was founded in October 2006 "You're really good... you should do this"  so I did. There are hundreds of people to thank for my photography business journey.  In essence, my heart is full ~ so much gratitude!  Click on the links below for images commemorating some of the milestones. Highlights 2006, San Luis Obispo […]

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October 1, 2021
Bear's Mares Kicking Up Dust

Featured Image for October 2021 "Bear's Mares Kicking Up Dust" Running Bear's mares are running up a trail on a dry summer afternoon, which leaves a cloud of dust in their wake.   I just like the shape of the horses in this image and the light.  Enjoy! This image was taken in Lompoc on a Return […]

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September 1, 2021
Into the Sunset

Wild Mustang Featured Image for September, 2021 "Into the Sunset" This band was making their nightly migration to the part of the sanctuary where they would spend the night, huddled together for safety and rest.  It's interesting to watch them.  Sometimes they graze their way from one spot to another, sort of moving in various […]

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August 1, 2021

Featured Image for August 2021 "Charlie" At Return to Freedom's Lompoc Sanctuary, there's a pasture where rescued stallions live.  There are several stallions that stand out each time I go visit.  Some because they look unique and I can tell who they are, and others because of how they behave.  Two that have captured my attention […]

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July 1, 2021
I can fly!

Featured Image for July 2021 "I can fly" I took a departure from my usual style this month. I found this image of a beautiful red roan mustang that I photographed from above in a barn in May of 2019 and I love how it shows off her mane, but there was nothing but the […]

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