We wanted to do a photo shoot with Santa Claus to promote the Endurance 101 book.
|Every time, every ride...including reindeer rides!|
Santa Jim was willing, and we rounded up a plain-colored endurance horse and some festive gear for the session....
...but the weather forecast for the weekend was dismal:
"Darkness, followed by dimness and intermittent lack of light," said the weather-guessers at NOAA.
"Gloomy, rainy, wet and horrible," said the television forecasters.
"We're all gonna die!" moaned the farmer's almanac.
Santa Jim was undaunted.
"How about Saturday?" he suggested.
So, we all met up on Saturday. And guess what?
|Santa Jim and "Jingles" (aka Ariana) and NO RAIN!|
Endurance Santa clearly has a little magic
when it comes to the weather!
|I stood behind Monica to take this shot|
Fortunately, Monica is a pro.
Under her deft direction, Santa Jim and Jingles
|Monica directs Santa Jim in the art of holding a book for the camera|
and Sirie (aka "horse handler girl") and I (aka "book girl") worked together to create some neat images.
|Monica is clearly a yoga master. |
This is a pose called "standing tripod"
|"Read the part about beet pulp again, Santa!"|
requires some very strenuous gymnastics like this:
|"Knee-level Tripod" pose|
|Yes, you can see Sirie in this picture...|
Although producing blue sky and natural light is beyond our powers (and way beyond our budget), making Sirie and a rope invisible is just a matter of technology.
Sirie and the leadrope will magically disappear.
Ain't technology wonderful?
Here's a sample of Monica's artistry, shamelessly stolen from the Triangle Ranch Communications Facebook page.
You might enjoy the rest of the album titled "I shot Santa", located HERE.