Well here I am back. I got sick and we had to leave our vacation early. What did I have? According to a nurse practitioner who boards her horse where I board, Kitt. I had one of the resistant varieties of the swine flu. Trust me on this. You don't want to have this thing. Get yourself vaccinated. I cannot remember being this sick. Yuck.
Anyway, I have several volunteers ready and willing to have a horse portrait taken for free. Problem is they;re all twenty/thirty somethings. We're going to look at them for poses only.
Here's the thing. We're all, or most of are, fifty somethings and we we look at pictures taken of us when we were sixteen, twenty-five, or thirty and then look at recent photos, compared to what we used to look like, to ourselves, we look like hideous, wrinkled, haggy old bats. Maybe to ourselves, but not to the world.
Look in the mirror. Really look at yourself. If you ride everyday, you've got a good body. If you've got a few lines on your face, we can work with this. Part of being a professional portrait, wedding photographer is being a good stylist and I'm going to show you some tips and tricks.
Here's your homework assignment. This week, when you're at the feed shop or the grocery store or WallMart, I want you to look at women you think are your age. Compare yourself to them, not the stick insects in the short shorts. You're looking pretty good girls. Compared to the overweight ladies in the pink stretch outfits, with too much makeup or none at all, trust me you still turn more than a few masculine heads.
Oh yes, I have a few posts that I was working on from before I got sick. First, "was it the vortex or vacation"? Guess what, I finealy calmed down, And then there's "I don't think we're in Kansas anymore,"about my time on the Navajo reservation. and finally, "Come in reverence" doesn't begin to describe Chaco Canyon and the Anasazi. It's more like, "walk in awe, walk with respect and then leave with so many questions for which there are no answers. "