It’s a New Year and time to reconnect with the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge. So how àpropos that we are starting fresh with the word “New.”
My new just happens to be old, however. One of my 2015 goals is to travel back in time into my photo archives to resurrect images that have been overlooked, ignored or otherwise lost in the whirlwind of creating new images.
In 2014 I pressed the shutter on my cameras more than 21,000 times for work and for play. Only a fraction of these photographs have been processed, and even fewer have been published.
I hate to admit this, but some haven’t even been seen yet. There were days in the field when I was so pressed for time after shooting that I would simply scan the files for the winners, ignoring all of the others, in my quest to quickly write and publish the press releases.
This photograph was taken last April, on the day this foal was born at Skyland Farm, and is one I’d skipped over until now. I processed the photo in Lightroom and used Macphun Intensify Pro to emphasize the foal’s fluffy coat.
As is traditional in the race and sport horse world, this colt named C’superman celebrated his first birthday on January 1. He’s now considered a yearling, and this year he’ll start training for his future career as a show horse.
Will he become a winning show jumper like his sire Copperman and dam Cirena? Or, will his talent be discovered elsewhere, perhaps as a show hunter, dressage horse or eventer? Only time will tell.