"Moments that take your breath away"... As a photographer, this is what I live for. I recently was so fortunate to get to travel to the south of France and join a small group of photographers on a weekend filled with awe inspiring and breathtaking beauty.
I was immediately enamored with their powerful beauty and playful curiosity. This ancient breed of horses are semi wild but cared for by the guardians (cowboys) who dedicate their lives to these amazing creatures. It was so special to observe the relationships between the horses and also the bonds with the guardians.
After galloping through the water they would take breaks by playfully rolling in the sand, or soaking up the sunshine as the salt water dried on their glistening coats. Other more curious horses would come up close, nudging for a scratch or give us a little nibble. They are known for their intelligence, agility and stamina.
There were lots of foals... ready and eager to get in on the fun. The babies are born a darker color and lighten as they get older.
Being marshland, it was best to dress for deep water so we could get in close. One misstep and that would be the end of my camera gear.
This guy had a sense of humor and enjoyed sneaking up and tugging on my scarf when I wasn't watching!
Images are available now in the Ventura, California, gallery and on the website.
Join us for an opening reception for this new collection:
July 21, 2018
Latitudes Fine Art Gallery
401 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001
Our very favorite part of May is our annual giveaway. We know how powerful it can be to see the transformation of new art on your walls and all month long we accept submissions for the giveaway. In return we send back a virtual preview of your room with one of our pieces of art on the wall, selected by our skilled art and design consultants to match your space perfectly. It is so life-like it is hard to know what is really there and what is not!
When we get unhappy with our homes we often think we need something new. New will do the trick! But if we don't carefully curate our homes, we end up on overload. Not appreciating anything we have because there isn't the space to treasure it. To feel it's impact. To give something that is important to us, it's importance in our home.
What spaces need when you crave a reboot or when things get out of hand are the 5 Cs.
Have you ever done something that was a bit out of your comfort zone? I find that I feel most alive when I am pushing boundaries, learning something new and seeing new sights! This trip to the high sierras pushed me in every way.