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Gently Sleeping   Leave a comment

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A couple of weekends back, my youngest son and I went for a drive in the country. He told me a story of a friend of his who went on a date and simply drove until they got lost, parked and had a picnic for two. Once back in the car, they set their GPS to home and meandered along the back roads until they were safely at their destination.

My wife and I took a similar adventure in the country last weekend. We took random turns here and there until we stumbled upon a group of friendly horses in a pasture beside the road. I’m not very familiar with horses, so I didn’t venture too closely, but they certainly seemed friendly enough. This photo was snapped as one of them lie still in front of me. I think it was a blink, but it appears as though he is gently sleeping.

I live in an area not far from plenty of horse farms and stables and am anxious to photograph them again.

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Posted July 13, 2012 by Paul Coffin in Animal, Black & White, Nature, Photography

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Sunrise Sunset   Leave a comment

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In one of my early blog postings, I recall having mentioned the comfort the moon brought me on my first trip to the Philippines. It was a moment of recognition of the familiar amid the very unfamiliar. Every day and every night for millennia, the cycle of the rising and falling sun with the ever present moon continues to inspire and keep us comfortably in natures rhythm . The brilliant colors cast over the rippling water and painterly sky, a visual gift for all who gaze upon its glory.

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The color of light as the sun eclipses the horizon is like no other and the warm glow it casts brings beauty to any subject. The skies in Peru were among the most spectacular I have witnessed and the evening skies were filled with stars and the outer edges of the Milky Way. These colors are as I remember them, vibrant burning oranges, reds and purples mixed in the texture of partly cloudy skies and still waters.

© 2012 Paul Coffin Photography
 

© 2012 Paul Coffin Photography