Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Lone Horse

Before I shot the dandelion, this was "the shot" from my portfolio. I took this one a number of years ago, when I went for a drive early one morning after a fresh snowfall. I had my trusty film camera with me (this was way before I had even heard of digital cameras) and I shot up a roll of black and white film.

I found this horse alone in an enormous field, and he was kind enough to model for me for a few minutes. I have always enjoyed the geometry of this shot. One of the cardinal rules my mother taught me when I was learning to shoot was never to put things in the middle, the whole rule of thirds thing. So it brought me great pleasure to have a shot that so blatantly broke that rule but still worked.

Currently the only old film shot available in my Etsy shop.


Heather said...

One of my favorites! It's not too dark, you know.

Anonymous said...

I really like the starkness of this one. I like how you can't see any of the land behind the horse and fence, cool perspective. :)

Steph said...

Love it!

Heather said...

Jared's mom and I both think this photo DOES follow the rule of thirds. We discussed it just this weekend. :)