Actually I wanted to keep EC stuff apart from ES but when editing this picture after 1,5 years of not editing any image the way I once used to, I realised how much I missed it. How much I missed editing for competitions and the thrill of competing against other members that are so mad skilled and put so much effort and detail into their pictures; members that were in one way or another responsible that I started editing in the first place and always wanted to become better and better in what I am doing. Members I highly respect and that I in no way can be as good as they are but at least I try to be the best I can and I am so glad that this board is more about the fun, the aesthetic of pictures, stories about our horses and not so much about points or who has the fanciest pedigree. Don't get me wrong I love my horses and of course I try to breed the best possible offspring but to me my horses are more than numbers and I love what I'm doing. I love drawing, I love to photomanipulate to achieve what I want and to show off my horses the best I can. So a big big thank you to everyone that keeps this board up and running and had a totally different aspect in mind when creating it. I so love you because I feel here I can do what I enjoy the most and what drove me to ES back in 2013 and holds me here ever since.
Anyway enough of this - This is OPS Bubble Drift, a thoroughbred stallion I got from the lovely @Nikki that actually competes in Show Jumping showing off a sliding stop for a challenge over at EC and I am really proud of this image because, as said, it is the first in a long time that I edited all the way through and not only did it show me that I really missed editing, it also showed me how much fun Western can be. I don't know anything about Western, so I had to rely purely on images and I don't know if this is right or wrong or whatever but I love it anyway. Plus I for sure will have a few horses for Western now (pretty Arabians competing in Western coming your way guys)
@Mira Thank you dear! <3
@paige There for sure is! Sometimes I tend to forget about it as well but whenever I am on pinterest and look at these beautiful pictures of the everyday life at barns I want to show it off for my horses/staff as well because usually you are not at shows 24/7 so whenever I have a bit of time I will show the not so glamours life here at Tannicht
@annieyaga Thank you It always feels wonderful when some people find my pictures appealing enough because this is what I try to do with my pictures. To inspire others to maybe try and edit or work with different angles that put them out of their comfort zone (as what I trying lately) or working with light effects or different cropping et cetera because it's fun and you can achieve so much.
@Nikki My dear Nikki It's so good to see old members still showing their old horses. Back in the days there were so many great champions and I still remembering the names. And of course I still remember Marzipan and still I'm in love with him. He is such a gorgeous stallion and I dare you to show him off as much as you can. (And your wonderful facility. I love seeing those german buildings )
@Josephine_Westerling The barn where I took lesson had a gelding that was gelded really late in his life and he was pretty much as Waffel. I alsways had a soft spot for him because he was such an a** but in a somewhat good way. At least I loved him even though I would have never dare to actually ride him. I watched his rider fell so many times and it always appeared to me that he was kind of laughing even though I know this is a really human view of things here but ...
Isn't it always about time? I realised one of the main reason I stopped editing the way I used to was because of the amount of time I actually have to sit down and work my way through the image. Maybe because I'm so slow? I don't know; I always felt as if others were much more effecient and fast but still so much better than I was but it might just be me thinking they were fast when it fact they probably just spent the same amount of time as I had. Anyway, I hope, once everything has settled for you that you will come back and at least, editing one picture fully because your pictures always had been amazing (especially the light, the composing and the colors were something I couldn't get enough of! And sometimes I still google your name and look at your pictures for a ridicolous amount of time and believe me, it's more often than you think it is as I'm a creep ). So please, please promise me you will edit one picture just because I told you to do so because my manipulation skills forced you to and you cannot tell why you actually sitting there, spending hours and hours for just one single image and in no way I'm responsible for it.