This is my daughter and her horse Luke. I made it while they were competing in a dressage competition.
It is one of my favourites images of them.
The picture wasn't pre planned, but as it happened I did imagine it in the contrasty monochrome treatment. The exaggerated veins seemed to emphasize the horses power and the fact that he was listening to her talked of teamwork.
Once I had seen the potential and imagined the final result the rest just happened.
The picture is popular with my daughter and her friends. I have been asked several times to “take a picture like the one of Luke” . But, although I have made similar ones, I have not managed to get one of another horse which is quite as successful. Pre-planning seems to destroy the magic.
Sometimes images happen when they are meant to happen ….