Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Julie (46/100) - Hosing off the sweat


Emma has horses of her own, but Willie here belongs to a friend. Emma only works three days a week and has a supportive partner.

As you can imagine, water was spraying off everywhere. However, if I took a step backward, I risked being trampled by other horses coming into the showers! Willie obviously enjoyed this, only slightly rearing when the water was directed at his head. Emma chatted to me throughout. I had the AF down to just a single point which worked no better than the 9 points. I think that I start to move before the shot has actually been taken. I often have trouble finding the shoot button while also concentrating on what is in the viewfinder. As bad as learning to drive, this!

5 comments:

bitingmidge said...

See, much better with the hose on! :-)

I'm loving watching your learning process, (and it's keeping me thinking too!)

Julie said...

I have another hose shot later in the week! Both of which are why I grinned my head off when you turned the hose on on Monday.

The learning process at the moment is one step forward two steps back ... by the time I complete this project I would like to feel that it is closer to 2 steps forward 1 step back.

Ann said...

I like this one.

altadenahiker said...

I actually like the top shot. Know why? Because I've noticed people usually do smile when washing a horse. There's something kind of sweet and funny about the process, especailly when doing the face.

Julie said...

The whole process reminded me of kids spraying each other with a hose! Both horse and carer enjoyed this process very much and although not much whispering, much communication occurred. Thanks for the visit, Karin.