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Thursday, September 4, 2008

T-13 #38 - Photographs of Horses

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12 Arabian Horse Photographs from Flickzzz
and a 'Stranded' Horse Herd from National Geographic
Collaged with Photoshop Elements
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Belated addendum (in response to a number of comments left by visitors): I found this photo of 'stranded horses' at National Geographic a while back when looking for an idea for One Single Impression’s Week 6 prompt. This herd of about 100 horses were stranded for three days in the Netherlands on October 31, 2006 … all but 19 were rescued successfully on November 3rd.
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28 comments:

Mariposa said...

Lovely...I'm enjoying your creative Thursday Thirteen for 2 weeks now! Keep it going...

HappyThursday...and thank you for all the well wishes...they really mean so much to me!

Lori said...

Great pics....someone must be a horse lover;) Happy TT and thanks for stopping by. Its always great to see you!!

Sandy C. said...

Wow! You're early for TT :) I love the collage, and the stranded photo is so sad!

kitten said...

Wonderful job!

Mike Golch said...

Great photos, the stranded horses saddened me. {{{Hugs}}}

Disturbed Stranger said...

Very expressive images.. simply beautiful... I visited your other blog as well... Lovely work!

well done!

harassedmomsramblings said...

OH WOW!! What a totally cool idea and some beautiful beautiful shots!!!!

Robin said...

Beautiful photographs.

How did those horses end up stranded? Can they swim back? (I'm thinking I used to know something about this from reading Misty of Chincoteague when I was a girl, but I've apparently forgotten.)

anthonynorth said...

Some of those pictures were stunning.

colleen said...

Wow. Now I'm worried about those stranded horses. They have wild horses on an island off the coast of Virginia.

Sue said...

I love horses!!! This is beautiful!!! Happy TT my friend :)

Sassy Mama Bear said...

Very creative and beautiful. I had a horse as a little girl and loved it.

Sassy Mama Bear said...

Oh...
Have a great Thursday and if you wish pop by my TT at The Cafe at the END of the Universe & Mama Bear Reads.

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

Awesome photos! Very powerful! Were they able to retrieve the stranded horses I hope?

Brenda ND said...

What wonderful pictures. Thanks for sharing.

Michelle said...

What a beautiful picture. That would look great in someone's living room. Good job! I actually live right next door to a horse farm. I love to sit and drink my coffee in the morning and watch the horse's playing in the pasture. They give me such peace. Happy TT!

The Gal Herself said...

I love these photos! Like many little girls, I was passionate about horses, preferring my plastic horse figures to dolls. That early love is easily rekindled. (Thanks for visiting my TT)

Ivanhoe said...

These are beautiful! I wonder if those stranded horses can swim back ;o)

Akelamalu said...

The horse photos are amazing!

Karen said...

They're gorgeous photos--a close friend I had growing up was absolutely obsessed with horses--she actually had her own. They are definitely beautiful creatures!

Tink *~*~* said...

Wow, those poor stranded horses! I will have to go and google them to see what happened to them. Thanks for your visits to my place last couple of days. Work has been a little hectic this week, so I'm trying to take some time to visit around and see everyone's photos tonight.

Tink *~*~*
My Mobile Adventures *~*~*

Hootin' Anni said...

Hi! Haven't seen you around for a while and wanted to check with you to see if you're okay. Love the horse collage.

Tammy said...

Those are beautiful!

storyteller said...

To all - I apologize. I should have included information and/or a link in my post (and shall add it when I finish leaving these response for those who happen by later), but I found this photo of ‘stranded horses’ at National Geographic a while back when looking for something to share for One Single Impression’s Week 3 prompt. This herd of about 100 horses were stranded for three days in the Netherlands on October 31, 2006 … all but 19 were rescued successfully.

Mariposa
– Thanks … I’m glad you’re enjoying them and I’m keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Lori – Yup … been one all my life though I’m a city gal in this lifetime and all MY horses are ‘imaginary’ and/or literary.

Sandy (of Momisodes) – Because I have my PSE class early on Tuesday and Thursday morning, I’ve been posting the night before … and that’s why I was early with this one. The ‘stranded horses’ did have a happy ending (see my note at top of these comments).

Kitten – Thanks … this collage was fun to create.

Mike Golch – I’m sorry I didn’t explain that the horses were rescued after 3 days.

Disturbed Stranger – I appreciate the kind words about both of my blogs … and enjoyed my visit to YOURS too. I hope to return soon.

HarrassedMomsRamblings – Thanks … I’m glad you enjoyed it.

Robin – I found the photos at Flickzzz … a wonderful photo source. By way of response, I’ve included a brief explanation and a link at the top of this comment. Misty of Chincoteague was one of my favorite reads as a child.

Anthony North – Thanks … I thought so too.

Colleen – I apologize for not explaining that there was no need for worry. This event occurred in the Fall of 2006 and the herd was rescued … eventually.

Sue – I love horses too ;--)

SassyMamaBear – I appreciate the visit and good wishes. My Thursday was good albeit a little too busy, but I’m playing catch up today.

Brenda ND – You’re more than welcome … it was MY pleasure.

Michelle – Lucky YOU! Actually, there are ‘stables’ not far from where I live, but I don’t get over there too often. I’d love to enjoy MY coffee watching horses laying in the pasture.

The Gal Herself – Oh … me too! And I rode an ‘imaginary horse’ for YEARS before giving it up when I became a teenager.

Ivanhoe – I’ve included an explanation at the top of this extended response to everyone and apologize for failing to include this info in the post itself initially.

Akelamalu – I found them at Flickzzz and knew I had to do something interesting with them. Since there were only a dozen, I added the National Geographic photo to make 13.

Karen – I was a bit obsessed with horses as a kid myself … and these photos are amazing aren’t they?

Tink – If you haven’t found the answer on your own, there’s a link at the top of these responses to the National Geographic story.

Hootin’ Anni – Sorry … life’s been overly busy and I’ve been scrambling to keep my head above water … but I did catch up earlier today. Thanks for checking up on me.

Tammy – Thanks … I had great fun creating the collage from the images.

To all once again – I appreciate each of you stopping by Small Reflections and sharing your thoughts. I hope you’re each having a fantastic Friday.
Hugs and blessings,

Tink said...

Beautiful pictures1 I remember the stranded horses in my country, it was a big issue. thank goodness so many were saved.
Thanks for visiting my 40th birthday TT!

storyteller said...

Tink – You’re more than welcome. I hope it was a happy day. I’m glad the horses were saved too. I’m sorry I didn’t share the ‘rescue’ info originally … I probably wouldn’t have shared that photo in this manner if there hadn’t been a happy ending, but I was just too rushed when I put the post together to think things through and when I discovered all the quite expectable concern … I was happy to provide the rest of the story. Thanks for dropping by again.
Hugs and blessings,

lisaschaos said...

Those are some awesome horse shots! How sad they were stranded but am glad they were rescued. :)

storyteller said...

Lisa’s Chaos – I thought so too when I discovered them at Flickzzz. I enjoyed arranging them in a collage, but since there were just a dozen, I needed something to make 13 for ‘Thursday’ … and that’s when I remembered the National Geographic story of the stranded horses. I was happy with the results and delighted to share. Thanks for dropping by.
Hugs and blessings,

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