So, yesterday I went out on a hunting expedition for wild horses and have decided it is definitely too hot to go out anymore this "season" in a vehicle without air conditioning. And I'm pretty sure all the "evidence" I saw was from domestic horses rather than wild ones. Why I thought that, I don't really know, but it was a feeling I had. So, after checking all my usual spots I decided to go see if any domestic horses would cooperate for me and went driving by my usual places for seeing them. I was only slightly more successful at that, but I haven't uploaded any of those photos yet and I'm not sure I'm going to share them. We'll have to see what they look like. Shooting through some of the fences from a car doesn't always produce a decent photo and I don't want to get out and walk over to shoot above the fence because I'm always afraid people will think I'm harassing the horses. Nobody has yelled at me, yet, but I'm always careful to not stop at a property where someone is outside. During the show season I can go to WestWorld and shoot horses there, but I like going out and finding random horses to shoot. When a former co-worker was still here, she was going to ask a friend of hers who had Arabians if I could shoot hers, but then she found out that the friend was trying to sell them, plus they were show horses and a little protective of them. That's how it seems to be for me. I know people who know people with horses, but I don't know anybody directly whom I can ask if I can photograph them so I sneak around. hahaha. I did take some pictures with my cell phone, though, and those I'll share now because I have no delusions of them being good and since I had my 70-300mm lens on my dSLR and didn't feel like switching to a shorter lens, I specifically used my cell phone. I guess I could've taken out my little point & shoot, but my brain was starting to fry and I didn't want to take it out. hahaha.
So, first we have this ranch at 156th St and Dynamite/ Rio Verde. People live there and they have a pretty nice property with lots of paddocks, but I've never seen any horses in them. I couldn't even swear they even still had horses, but why keep such a large property if you didn't have horses?
These next photos are while I was coming down 152nd St towards Dynamite/ Rio Verde (I don't remember at what point Dynamite becomes Rio Verde so that's why I keep putting both names).
After that I was going to go to "my" spots over off of Shea Blvd, but I was so hot by then that I went to lunch then spent about 2 hours at Barnes & Noble before heading home.
Onto a different topic. A couple of days ago the San Diego Zoo announced the birth of a Cheetah kitten and said because its mother had rejected it (very common in single births, even in the wild) they would be hand-raising him to be used as an Animal Ambassador and had paired him with a 7 week old Rhodesian Ridgeback. Not real sure why the puppy wasn't still with her litter, though, at that age. Anyway, here's a couple of pictures of Ruuxa, the Cheetah and of Ruuxa and Raina the puppy
Hurray for another weekend! I have laundry this weekend. Oh joy! I hope everyone has a great one!