Something Cute on my desk!

This week Cee’s Photography Hunt for Joy challenge is “Put something cute on your desk.” This photo was taken when I was working in the Media Center at the World Equestrian Games in Tryon N.C. in 2018. There were Australians with kangaroos and their flag and so I thought I would bring out my little…

Crop, 86, Cut. The Lens-Artists Challenge #96

Most of the photography I do is of horses. They are moving subjects and often at the other end of an arena. For horse shows I use a very long lens 250-600 mm mounted on a mono-pod. So I can get close with that but often it may have too much other stuff in the…

Good News!Thank You for the Prayers and Positivity!

I am happy to be able to update you on the progress made by Juan Matute Guimon. It is reported that yesterday he was transferred to a different hospital to be operated on in a special brain neurosurgery unit. The surgery took seven hours and successfully repaired the defect that had contributed to the brain…

Perspective!

Sometimes life is just not fair. I am not talking about having to wear masks, or being in lockdown or any of those minor inconveniences. I am talking about a life changing moment when one second you are a healthy able bodied young person with the brightest of futures and the next second you are…

Vision. Courage. Perseverance.

The path from dreams to success does exist. May you have the vision to find it. The courage to get on to it and the perseverance to follow it. Kalpana Chawla Kalpana Chawla was the First Indian-American woman in space. Born in Haryana , India in 1962 she died February 1, 2003, aboard Space Shuttle…

All Lined Up!

When things are all lined up there is a feeling of satisfaction in seeing them looking so neat and so ready for some kind of action. Judy Dykstra-Brown at Life Lessons Blog is running a photo challenge from May 27 to June 6 on the topic of ‘all lined up’. Here is my response… Now…

Amanda Derbyshire: Courage. Determination. Hard Work.

  It’s a long way from Leyland, Lancashire to the Equestrian Village in Wellington Florida but that is the life journey British show jumper Amanda Derbyshire has made. And it is not finished…she has her sights set on the Olympics in Tokyo 2020.  I had the opportunity to speak with Amanda recently about her journey….