Owning a Pinto has pros and cons. On the one hand, your friends can always find you in a crowd at a horse show, but on the flip side you’re always working hard to keep the whites white, since as one friend says, “There’s no room for error. He’s either white or he’s dirty.” Having a Pinto is also rewarding if you’re a photographer. I don’t have to worry as much about overly light or dark backgrounds, blowing out his whites (he has browns and blacks to balance them unlike a gray horse), and both sides offer interesting patterns, colors and highlights.
So, for this week’s A-Z Archive: P, I pulled out and edited an image of my Pinto that I’d skipped from last summer’s shoot. Even though it appears that I’m in a precarious situation, you can see he has his right ear cocked and is turning just in front of me. This challenge is a great way to revisit your files with a fresh look, and to maybe discover another favorite that was overlooked during the first time around.