Horse, Boy, Donkey George

By: danitacahill

May 05 2012

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Category: Animals, composition, Farm, Horses, Pets, Rural Photography, Spring, Western


Focal Length:70mm
Shutter:1/0 sec

These equines belong to my friend Paty, a rancher and writer who lives in Central Oregon.

The horse is Bud, The donkey is George. George cracks me up. He has a huge personality and likes to “help” when Paty saddles Bud for a ride. George uses his teeth to do helpful things like rearrange the saddle blanket.

The little boy is my youngest child.

My sons and I went to Central and Eastern Oregon a couple of weekends ago to see Paty and visit my Uncle Allen in Burns.

It was approaching dusk when I took this shot. To let enough light into the camera sensor, I had to use a fairly long shutter speed. so the motion of my son’s hand as he stroked Bud is blurry.

When I was composing the shot, I liked how the animals’ faces were framed by the wooden hay feeder.

Copyright Danita Cahill. All rights reserved.


7 comments on “Horse, Boy, Donkey George”

  1. All three “boys” look great! Fun photo!

  2. Thanks Paty! I think they look pretty good, too!

  3. George wants to play and have lot’s of kisses “Donkeys can do” love this one thank you for sharing with me and the little note. Melody

  4. […] some other animal “face framing,” click here and here. For one of a myriad of ways to frame a human face, click […]

  5. Starla wrote on my Facebook link: “That is a nice shot, kind faced horse.”

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