Filling the Frame

This week the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #66 is “Filling the Frame”. Here is my response.

The beautiful eye of a grey horse.
Last winter I did an interview with Colombian rider Carmen Franco who was riding for her country in the Nations Cup CDIO. I wanted to feature the flag on her saddle pad .
This photo was taken during a Grand Prix jumping competition, in Wellington Florida. I wanted to feature the horse, his neatly tucked front legs and his keen eye looking toward the next fence.
Dressage horse in competition completely focused on his job.

Before…..
After….I felt it was worth filling the frame to see the detail of the work that had gone into braiding and decorating this Clydesdale’s tail.

Thank you Patti Moed for this challenge.

28 Comments Add yours

  1. Wonderful photographs Anne. Close-up of eye is stunner!

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  2. Tina Schell says:

    Gorgeous Anne. My fave was the beautiful dressage horse

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    1. anne leueen says:

      He is at our barn. He’s a very nice fellow. Thanks for commenting Tina.

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  3. Amy says:

    Stunning close up images! The eye is remarkably beautiful.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you so much Amy. I like that eye as well.

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  4. I really like these type of photos since they often showcase the details. Details makes a photo interesting. Yours a fabulous!

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  5. Your photos are amazing! I especially like the jumping one; his little legs so neatly tucked in are adorable! πŸ™‚ xxx

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Yes that is what makes a good jumper. They need to be neat with those front legs. Thanks for commenting and I hope your own riding is still going well.

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      1. It is! Struggling with the rising trot though. Some times I can manage it, but most of the time it does not go quite to plan… πŸ™‚ xxx

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        1. anne leueen says:

          Riding is a sport where you learn to accept that things do not always go according to plan. I had a ride today where Biasini kept spooking at his shadow in the sunny end of the arena! Silly felllow!

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  6. Great shots, Anne 😁 The close up of the horse’s eye is fantastic πŸ‘

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you. I appreciate your comment

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  7. Junieper2 says:

    This is the first time I see a Clydesdale dressed up more feminine! Phenomenal images!

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  8. Beautiful pictures and wonderful creatures πŸ™‚

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  9. iScriblr says:

    Wow, these shots as AWESOME!🐴 🐴

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  10. Hi Anne – I think you did a great job with this challenge, and I like the jumping shot in particular

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you. I enjoy going to photograph the jumper competitions so I am happy you like the result.

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  11. The braiding is beautiful.

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  12. pattimoed says:

    Your shots are marvelous, Anne. They highlight the expressive beauty of these wonderful creatures. I especially love your “before” and “after” shot. They made me smile! Thanks for joining us this week. I enjoyed your post!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you Patti. I enjoyed this challenge and I am glad I can take part with horse photos. I’m glad the Clydesdale photo made you smile!

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  13. dprastka says:

    Such wonderful photos!! All of them filling the frame so nicely. That braid at the end is quite amazing!! My second favorite is the jumping photo, I miss jumping sometimes!! β™₯️🐴🐎β™₯️

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Diana I miss jumping too. Thanks for commenting..

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