Monday, November 15, 2010

Sees the Pictures of Herself

Just playing around with Yalla! and the camera for some self portraits...
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 Too bad the color in this one is so washed out. Look how grown up Yalla! looks!

Juliette of Honeysuckle Faire enhanced the photo for me using her software. What do you think?
When photos don't turn out quite right, there's always black and white
 or a variation of such.

Which one do you like best?

Sees the Pictures of Herself - song: Maid of Bond Street, artist: David Bowie, album: David Bowie

13 comments:

Sydney_bitless said...

Looks like little Yalla is growing into a nice young lady. Now we need a picture of her next to her mama for a foal to yearling comparison.

Fantastyk Voyager said...

She still has some growing to do. She's about 13.1 and 500-600 pounds, I think. I haven't really measured her lately.

She finally outgrew her weanling halter and into her yearling halter, on the top notch. I don't really notice it unless I'm fitting halters and bridles; but Arabs have such small heads compared to the "average" horse. And Annie's head is really narrow so halters appear even bigger on her.

Breathe said...

Look at how much her face has changed! Amazing.

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

Great shots!! :)

Tammy said...

Great shots! You have a good eye! LOL!

Grey Horse Matters said...

She does look like a big girl now! Maybe you could photoshop the picture to make it darker, it's a really nice one of the two of you together.

Dan and Betty Cooksey said...

Very nice. You look pretty good too ;)

Dan

Shirley said...

I love your new header photo. You can sure see the Southwest color palette in it.
Yalla! is looking good. Have you decided what color she is- is she going to go grey?

Fantastyk Voyager said...

Shirley- thanks. That was sunset on my way home from Santa Fe one night. It sure was beautiful!

I don't think she will turn gray, although I could be wrong. She has a white hair or two in her mane but otherwise she's black bay through and through. Right now, she's her daddy's color. Her tail has no light hairs in the bottom which is usually a sign of changing to gray. The rule for Arabians is that if they're born with light legs and turn dark they stay dark, if they're born dark, they usually gray. We shall see.

Jeni said...

She is very pretty

juliette said...

Thanks for stopping over to my blog and thanks also for posting my retouch of your photo! You didn't have to do that! I was sitting last evening working on a project in photoshop, and like a kid with homework that is dragging, I spied your wonderful photo and started working on it instead of the work I was supposed to be doing! Your sweet Yalla! is a keeper - she sure is almost all grown up now! Thanks again!

fernvalley01 said...

I like the first photo with her hugging you a little .getting to be a big girl now~

achieve1dream said...

Okay you have to tell me how you makes a picture part black and white and part color. I have always wondered how to do that! I use blank and white a lot too if the lighting is wrong or if it's a bit blurry. :)

I agree with you that I don't think Yalla is going to turn gray. It would be obvious by now. Every bit of the new growth in Chrome's tail (on the inside) is pure white already and he's only eighteen months old. He's turned dark for the winter but I have a feeling by this time next year he's going to be a steel gray or maybe even have some dappling starting. :)

Do you have any guesses how tall Yalla will end up? Chrome is 14.3hh (same height as his dam) at eighteen months and his sire is 16.2hh, so I'm guessing somewhere between 15.2hh-16hh. Every single one of those string tests that I've tried put him at 16hh. :)

I'm dying to buy Chrome a new halter, but I'm afraid to buy something because he has the Arab refinement to his head, so I have no clue how big his head will be in relation to his body. Just have to be patient I guess. :)

Sorry for writing a novel in your comments lol.