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IMG_8444A must-stop attraction along the horse country tour would have to be Old Friends Farm, near Georgetown, KY. A farm for retired race horses, tours are conducted several times a day. You can get up close and personal (we’re talkin’ horse drool all over the hands, if you want) with some beautiful former racing thorobreds. If you follow thorobred racing at all, you will recognize the names of some of these horses.

IMG_8455There are a lot of great photo ops here. I lagged many times taking pictures, while my husband and son listened to the tour guide tell about each race horse, but no one minded.

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For more information on the farm, directions, etc., visit www.oldfriendsequine.org

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Summer is a great time to get out and take a lot of pictures. However, the harsh sunlight during the summer months can leave your images burned-out in some spots and heavily shadowed in others. The best times to shoot landscapes on a sunny day are shortly after sunrise and shortly before sunset. Golden hour, which is the proper photographic term for the time, is technically not limited to an hour. Some days it is longer and other days, shorter. As a photographer, it is your job to determine when the light is the best. My advice is to take a lot of shots on several different exposure settings. Shoot with the light at your back or side, so that your subject is well lit.
The landscape above was shot with my smartphone around 8 a.m. The only adjustment I made was a slight boost in the contrast.
I plan to do an entire post soon on golden hour portraits.
I also plan on doing something special with those pesky, prickly pretties in the foreground on my gardening blog .
Stayed tuned 🙂

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Once again, a picture taken earlier this fall of a couple of wagons waiting on a load of hay. The tall grass is cut and raked into rows and baled. The dried hay provides food for livestock over the winter.

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