“A horse is the projection of people’s dreams about themselves – strong, powerful, beautiful – and it has the capability of giving us escape from our mundane existence.” – Pam Brown
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Saturday morning I co-led a workshop through the Heritage Conservancy. We met at a local Conservancy property for a sunrise shoot. The morning was nothing shy of mystical and magical. As the sun rose and the fog lifted, three spirited horses galloped through the pasture.
“I believe life is constantly testing us for our level of commitment, and life’s greatest rewards are reserved for those who demonstrate a never-ending commitment to act until they achieve. This level of resolve can move mountains, but it must be constant and consistent. As simplistic as this may sound, it is still the common denominator separating those who live their dreams from those who live in regret.” – Anthony Robbins
When I saw the above quote I thought it to be a nice accompaniment to this image. It was certainly resolve to get out and shoot on this particular morning. But more importantly, the quote is the precise message my husband and I have been discussing with our children this week. It reminds me of the little train engine who resolved to succeed and kept saying, ” I think I can, I think I can, I think I can” and was finally rewarded by being able to say, “I did”. And, low and behold, there are train tracks that run right along this scene. Note, that the clouds are really the more prominent subject in the image. They remind me of the quote in respect to the tests in life that create the need for continued resolve and constant determination.
As the sun rises….
I love how the colors change as the sun and clouds change the availability and angle of light, both in the sky and on land. Even the sand looks warmer once the sun has risen and it’s rays have embraced the earth and sea.
Life is not about finding yourself, it is about creating yourself.