Wednesday, January 28, 2015
BCS Winter Photo Challenge
The above photo was taken in the basement of the house I grew up in, located in Boulder, Colorado. Note the date on the side: February, 1972. That's forty-three (43) years ago, kiddos... Of the twenty-seven models in the photo, four of them are actually still present in my collection: the charcoal Fighting Stallion and these three:
3. SCALE ISSUES
Ratios?! Proportions?! I read this word as indicating something else entirely:
This is the offside serape from TSII #409, a silver parade saddle I made in 1999.
4. I SEE SPOTS
Chestnut No Longer I have to confess he is still unfinished. Ah, hope springs eternal...
5. UNBRIDLED PASSION
I chose to focus on the word Passion for this one. It's a bit of a stretch, but...
The stallion, Coonti [Stone Foundation Horse 'Celebration'] is in fact unbridled... That's Mahoosic the etched Roxy he's marrying. Both these horses appear in the "Nekkid" picture, upper right.
6. RARE BREED
What could be rarer than a breed you made up??
Old Worldies was a name I came up with for the blue and the gold ones, descendants of the mighty Rainbow stallion, Decorator.
Looking back on it, I suspect Breyer's use of European city names (Copenhagen, Florence) may have had something to do with it.
Another poser!! since none of my resincasts or remakes are actual portrait models. And then it hit me.
And here's TSII #448.
9. THE GREAT OUTDOORS
While I have a lot of photos of outdoor subjects, one in particular stuck in mind. I dug it up and tried to clean up the color, but this is really old. What you have here is Unpublished and Never-Before-Seen: Rubyhooringa (commonly known as Phar Lap) headed for the beach at Dog Island, Florida, 1986.
10 BEST OF SHOW
Rikki Tavi's Prizes To tie things together, Coonti and Mahoosic were being married at the same show.
Obviously my love of outdoor shots has taken over, making up for the ones I couldn't find this afternoon while preparing for this post. But we're supposed to limit ourselves to one shot per prompt.
Again thanks to Jennifer: it was fun.
Posted by timaru star ii at 9:21:00 PM
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You saddle photo reminded me of the pictures of saddles I took a the Walt Disney Family museum, including the "close up" one from the Zorro TV show (posted to FB).ReplyDelete
Love the color on your copenhagen semi-rearing Mustang. Maybe it's the lighting, but he looks almost periwinkle - my favorite color.ReplyDelete
He's a Wedgewood, not a Copenhagen, which refers to Decorators with dapppled/spotted blue.Delete