Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Rocket-science is easier

Crazy me. I thought, hey, I've got a digital camera and some shop lights, that qualifies me as a horse photographer, right?? No, now I think not. One weekend and 90 pictures later, I've got nothing. Studly couldn't have been less interested in vogueing either. I tried shakers, tossing shavings, grain incentives and a mirror. The mirror worked best but I still was only able to get about 3 pictures with his ears perked.

The background I hung up in his stall to avoid the wood was supposed to be black. It ended up reflecting light and showing every little wrinkle. So, based on time, I have begun to put together a website. I had to photo edit a picture to take out the distracting background. The more I look at it, the more I feel a twelve-year-old could have done better. It's not the image I want to present, but I think it's better than none at all.


I feel a future post coming on the woes of website building. Wow, I now have a new respect for computer brainiacs.

I'm always open to helpful comments, suggestions, and, of course, criticism (good or bad, you can't hurt my feelings, and maybe I'll learn a thing or two.)


  1. Your link didn't work like you have it. When I took the "www." off of it, it worked then. Just a heads up.

    Can you get someone to try and help you take pictures? That might help with getting him to perk up a bit.

    I play around with picture editing, I could mess with them some if you would like me to. I don't have much else to do right now (other then my art >.<) Just let me know.

    Can't wait until you have all his info up. We are (kind of) looking to breed my paint mare. Anyways, the site looks real good so far.

  2. I went ahead I messed with the picture some. I am not going to go any farther with it right now. But if you copy and paste the link and look at his head you can see what I did. Let me know if you want me to continue.


  3. wow, your skills surpass mine. I have a few photos that you could probably do much more with than I can. Maybe you want to trade greatly reduced breeding fee for your services??

  4. Lol yeah we can do that. Email me - ruffartwork@hotmail.com

  5. Whoever did it, did a great job!!

  6. Which one are you talking about Trex? lol

    Don't mind me, I've been out chasing minis in the snow and cold. I don't think my brain is right anymore!