flickr friend suertudo (otherwise known as Tom) for a few years already. He's got a great eye for beauty and consistently takes incredible photographs. Earlier in the week, I had been asking him about his recent set of shots of the wild horses back behind his place and he offered to take me out this morning. Gorgeous warm sunshine, open spaces, photogeekery, meeting an old (online) friend in person for the first time, and wild horses. How could I refuse?
He's been trying a new style, holding the camera (not tripod) for long exposures when the horses are in motion, and he showed me how it worked. If done "right", the horses are in decent focus, and the backgrounds get totally washed out by blur. Sometimes it works even when the horses are out of focus -- I was really happy with this one because it's so abstract -- the horses are barely recognizable, but it has a neat style like an expressionist painting. They're a fine subject for a regular shot too, but it was fun to push the limits a bit.
horse set (slideshow here). Fun experience to meet Tom, and great for me to take photos of something other than kids and ice.