Now this is why I love photography…the unknown element on every outing. Took a drive into a wildlife management area in Monmouth County, hoping to catch the sunset somewhere new. After taking some photos over a lake, started heading out and saw these 2 horses grazing. They were beautiful, strong, healthy horses and I wanted to get a few photos of them if possible. The owners/guardians, whose names I failed to garner, were more than kind in calling to them to get them to raise their heads. Just when I was about to call it a night, the gentleman came over to the white one, asked him for a kiss and pointed to his cheek. Much to my delight, he obliged! His name was Phantom…and I knew I had my shot. Forget the sunset, haha. =) Sending out a big thank you to Phantom and Miss Annie’s guardians, you made my night. =)
31 July 2010 ~ Roosevelt, NJ, USA ~ Time 1843 ~ 1382 views as of 22 Feb 2013

Canon Rebel ~ F 5.6~ ISO 800 ~ Lfl 109.0mm ~ SS 1/120


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  • JohnDSmith
    JohnDSmithalmost 4 years ago

    oh,…Yes,…love this shot,…

  • Isn’t he just the nicest horse?! =)

    – reindeer

  • StephenRB
    StephenRBalmost 4 years ago

    Fantastic timeing, – great work.

  • Thanks Steve, thought he was going to kiss his cheek but he went straight on, hah!

    – reindeer

  • klikker
    klikkeralmost 4 years ago

    Brilliant!!!!!!!!! xx

  • Glad you like it Scotland! =)

    – reindeer

  • Nancy Rohrig
    Nancy Rohrigalmost 4 years ago

    great shot! love your photos as usual!

  • So kind of you! Thanks much. =)

    – reindeer

  • blackonyx
    blackonyxalmost 4 years ago

    hi reindeer, this is al and susan phantom & miss annie’s guardians. we love love love the picture you posted. thank you

  • I’m so glad you found the site and the photo!! And I’m very happy you love it, I love it too!! Thanks for the wonderful opportunity! =)

    – reindeer

  • Mike Higgins
    Mike Higginsalmost 4 years ago

    Great shot. Think the black and White was a great idea x

  • Glad you think so. I liked the horse’s natural white and gray color variations but was afraid the red t-shirt and red cup would be a bit distracting for the viewer. =)

    – reindeer

  • Margaret Barry
    Margaret Barryalmost 4 years ago

  • many thanks Margaret!

    – reindeer

  • PPPhotoArt
    PPPhotoArtalmost 4 years ago

    wow gorgeous, love it in the B&W

  • thank you so much!

    – reindeer

  • hereforfun
    hereforfunalmost 4 years ago

    Awwww thats gorgeous,congrats on a lovely shot

  • Appreciate that Trudi. =)

    – reindeer

  • icesrun
    icesrunover 3 years ago

    Just wonderful and that horse loves that man!! Your capture is just fantastic!!

  • It was rather special to witness…..thx.

    – reindeer

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