Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Stubborn Mules, Stubborn Cowgirl, Stubborn Photographer

At a Harvest Festival a cowgirl was demonstrating how to guide a team of mules.  She got frustrated when the mules wouldn't walk in unison. I tried to illustrate her strength, as she guided and whipped the mules.  It seemed cruel, but then again, I'm not a farmer.  Here was my attempt to capture the moment ...

strength ... triangle shadow and truck in foreground ... pretty good ... keep trying ...


another angle ... but she doesn't stand out and the horses are all turned around ...

closer up ... but too tight ... the old car in the distance provides a cool contrast ...

how about from behind the sunflowers? ... but her expression isn't visible ...

there it is! ... BINGO! ...  sunflowers in foreground ... strong forward motion ...
kickin' up dust ... and her head is right between the wheels of the Model T ...

well maybe I can still get a better shot ... no, too far away ...

still too far ... too crowded ...

how about with spectators in the foreground? ... no too busy ...

OK ... enough already! ... time to move on to another horse spectacle ...

photos and stream of consciousness by Phil Decker

2 comments:

HELEN FRAGUA said...

'm not understand cowgirl and dressage horses and was threshing or for wheat, but hey maybe the denim was paying his frustration with animals .. I do not know ..
If you had problems with espectodares first line, you had to have put you in front of them, their insurance covers the eye and leaving for another site .. hehehehe .. All kidding aside and now seriously .. A truly magnificent photos that portray the party .. A greeting. Helen :)

Phil Decker said...

Thanks Helen. Yes, they were threshing wheat. Thanks for viewing the photos and looking closely.