Not to worry, I haven't forgotten about this blog! Life's been pretty hectic lately with lambing and bad Northern Irish weather getting in the way of my model horse photography. So allow me to make a few introductions...
This is Carltonlima Emma (or Emma, for short):
I got her as a present for my 21st birthday. She is very adorable - but then I am a sucker for fluffy native ponies. It was fun to just take photos of the little details in her mould.
She even has a wonderful little beard.
I also love how her mane covers one of her eyes. It all adds up to a very adorable little pony.
The only other model purchase of this year has been this chap, a Schleich Frisian stallion. I was watching a BBC Musketeers marathon when he arrived, so he's called Athos.
Horses that are just standing, I find, are easier to photograph because they look good from every angle.
Here he is with his friend Aramis:
I had the horses and ponies standing on a book (Equus by Tim Flach) on my bed while I lit them with a torch. This was for my camera club's challenge of taking a macro photograph. I've been waiting forever to have an excuse to take photos of my herd for camera club, and at last I have one.
Prince the Stablemate Shire was very macro indeed.
I couldn't resist, however, taking Phoenix's photograph. He's my favourite model of all.
My goal with these shots was to show form, and I think I've achieved that. Hopefully the gap between this and my next post won't be so large.