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Paradise Where Horses Go

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 13 June 2010 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Somewhere in time's own space
There must be some sweet pastured place
Where creeks sing on and tall trees grow
Some paradise where horses go,
For by the love that guides my pen
I know great horses live again.
~Stanley Harrison

SONY DSC-F828 1/400 second F/5.6 ISO 200 19 mm

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

I like it !

13 Jun 2010 6:26am

@Marie LC: Thanks!

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What a wonderfully uplifting image this is. Sometimes, following the herd can be heading in the best direction !

13 Jun 2010 9:51am

@Ronnie 2¢: Thanks, Ronnie.

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

A real feeling of freedom in this capture ! I really love it ! Have a nice sunday Barbara :)

13 Jun 2010 12:01pm

@Tamara: Thanks, Tamara.

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

A wonderful sighting and capture. What were they running toward, other than yourself?
Have a blessed Sunday.

13 Jun 2010 12:06pm

@Judy: Thanks, Judy. They were running for the corral.

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

What a wonderful uplifting shot Barbara! I immediately thought of John Denver's song "Eagles & Horses"

Horses are creatures who worship the earth
As they gallop on feet of ivory
Constrained by the wonder of dying and birth
The horses still run, they are free

My body is merely the shell of my soul
But the flesh must be given it’s due
Like a pony that carries it’s rider back home
Like an old friend that’s tried and been true

I had a vision of eagles and horses
High on a ridge in a race with the wind
Going higher and higher and faster and faster
On eagles and horses I’m flying again

Well done! ;-)

13 Jun 2010 12:47pm

@Eric Cousineau: Thanks, Eric. We are big JD fans, and have gone to Aspen in October several time to hear some of his band members and others do tribute concerts. So much of his music was about things and places that we love. That is a great song, and I have actually planned to use it with some other horse photos later on! ;-)

Amir Taheri Kondar from Bandar Abbas, Iran

graet capture !

13 Jun 2010 2:19pm

@Amir Taheri Kondar: Thanks!

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

beautiful capture :)

13 Jun 2010 2:30pm

@Shahryar: Thanks!

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Terrific capture.

13 Jun 2010 2:43pm

@john4jack: Thank you, Jack.

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

u caught them at a very good moment n they were heading ur way. r u sure u were not trampled on?

13 Jun 2010 3:02pm

@MK: Yes, I was trampled on, but I got up, dusted off, and kept shooting. ;-)))

The Big Guy from Regina, Canada

Nice timing on this shot, good exposure and white balance because the colours are perfect. Well done Barbara.

13 Jun 2010 4:04pm

@The Big Guy: Thanks, and happy photo 500 anniversary to you!

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

What a fantastic poem to go with this great image! This is just the right timing with the herd crossing the river!

13 Jun 2010 4:56pm

@Scott F. Schilling: Thanks, Scott.

LauraS from Chico, United States

Oh, bravo, Barbara, and Eric, too. Love the poems, and the thoughts behind them for horses surely mean freedom to us, and we want them to have a paradise someday to run free, forever. Love this shot, a lot~

13 Jun 2010 6:11pm

@LauraS: Thanks, Laura. I love to see running horses anytime.

shahrzad from Kerman, Iran

just like freedom. really cool capture

13 Jun 2010 6:47pm

@shahrzad: Thanks!

Gina from Azores, Portugal

Wonderful shot.I love horses .Very beautiful colrs and light.5*****

13 Jun 2010 7:29pm

@Gina: Thanks very much, Gina!

Terral from Ponoka, Alberta, Canada

Beautiful capture, love it.

13 Jun 2010 9:31pm

@Terral: Thanks!

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

I like this a lot.

13 Jun 2010 9:57pm

@Viewfinder: Thanks!

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, United States

Barbara! I was moved reading the poem and looking at the beautiful photo! Love, love this image! beautiful! Where was this taken? beautifully focused! It is like something I would have loved to catch! Superb job!

14 Jun 2010 12:04am

@Wild Mustang Photography: Thanks, Pam. This was taken on a ranch in Montana last summer. Scattered through my blog are several other shots from there as well, posted before you came on board. I'm hoping to visit the area again in a few weeks, but a different ranch this time.

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Wow, what an awesome capture ! Excellent composition, nice timing...hope you had time to get yourself out of their path :)

14 Jun 2010 2:39am

@Satvik: Thanks. LOL, I didn't have to move because they were running for the corral and I was not in their path. Whew... ;-)

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Marvelous action capture..wild and free just out of the presented scene here...superb...beautifully composed..5 stars my friend

14 Jun 2010 5:42am

Vinod from Bangalore, India

Oh Charming shot... Loved them running like this... free free

14 Jun 2010 5:47am

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

So beautiful and free! I love the feeling, and the poetry and JD song!

14 Jun 2010 2:18pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

gorgeous capture! just wonderful

15 Jun 2010 6:48am

Sandy Weston from Madison, Maine, United States

Wow...what a unique shot capturing them running across this stream bed! Very beautiful Barbara...exciting shot!

15 Jun 2010 8:36pm

Wenche from Oslo, Norway

Yes, indeed. May they all go to - and be in - places like this! Lucky horsies! Powerful pic. Love it.

17 Jun 2010 11:10am

Rémi from Saint-Etienne, France

It does look like paradise... It reminds me "28 days later" from Danny Boyle when horses are running through a terrific landscape! How lucky to capture this beautiful moment!

24 Jun 2010 11:57pm

Teresa from Michigan, United States

Fantastic shot.

30 Jul 2010 2:40am

1/400 second
ISO 200
19 mm