A Bit Tired But What a Workshop Weekend!

There’s no doubt that this weeked was tiring. I spent the weekend leading the Horses of the Crystal Coast. We spent Saturday exploring the eastern end of Shackleford Banks. It took a bit of hiking to find some Wild Spanish Mustangs but find them we did. We spent the morning exploring the tidal flats and marsh photographing the wild horses. We took a break for a couple of hours to refuel in one of the local resturants then returned to the island to explore along the beach and in the dunes for more photographic opportunities. We covered a lot of ground and I’m sure we all were feeling it a little by the end of the day. But a little effort frequently required when photographing wild creaters in their natural habitat.

For the Sunday portion of the workshop we visited the Rachel Carson Estuarine Reserve. Simply put, it was a horse rich environment. At one point we had 20 horses together providing plenty of photographic opportunities. Romance was in the air and there were moments of a bit of sparring and posturing mixed in a a lot of calm, quiet periods. It was, without question, a very productive morning.

Many thanks to to Blake, Carolina, Kelson and Gail… the workshop participants. I hope you captured some wonderful images and long-lived memories.

Below is one of my shots from the weekend. I’m sure I’ll post some more in the not too distant future.

 

A wild horse is back lit on a dune with the tidal flats and Bird Shoals in the background.

 



 

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