Thursday, November 20, 2008

Texas Cutting Futurity: Big Jewels Shine

This photo of Callie Oatman showing Big Jewels Shine shows another printing option I offer. I can do this zoom blur (starburst) effect to most any image. Once you purchase this image effect you can order any number of printing options, from large Gallery wraps down to greeting cards.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Texas Cutting Futurity: Custom editing and Gallery Wrap

Through the miracle of photoshop, I am able to remove undesirable background elements, such as wall shadows, turnback riders, etc.. This requires considerable work and time, but the end result is worth the effort. The top image is the orginal photo including a turnback rider in the field of view an the shadow cast by my strobe.

The image below shows the image after editing and image enhancement. The Box outlines the cropping either for a final 11x20 print, OR a Gallery Wrap Canvas Print. The image area outside of the lines is on the top, bottom, and edges of the gallery wrap. The final product of this particular project is an 11x20 print on canvas that is 1 1/2" deep. There is black backing and hardward to make the final print ready to hang on your wall.

If you are interested in artwork such as this from any of the images taken during one of the shows I have photographed, please send me an email with your project idea.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Texas Cutting Futurity - All Done

Curly Tully shows Stylish Curly for Katherine Turner
Steve Oehlhof shows Peppy Plays for Cash for Center Ranch

The Texas Cutting Futurity is now over and all of the images are posted at A new part of the show this year were NCHA Classes on Thursday - Saturday evening. I posted quite a few exciting shots in the Open, Non-Pro, and 3000NH classes, including some horses not shown in the limited age events.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Texas Cutting Futurity - Fantastic Cat

This was one of my favorite images for Friday. Clay Johnson is riding Jim and Gay Karhan's Fantastic Cat in the evening NCHA $10,000 Novice Horse class. This image show a tremendous power in movement as the stallion moves over to catch up with a cow just out of the field of our view.

Texas Cutting Futurity: Open Futurity Champion

Friday, Oct 31, was the last day of the open portion of the Texas Cutting Futurity with the Open Futurity Finals.
The champion was Play Red Lil Sangria, ridden by J.B. McLamb to a score of 220.5.
Play Red Sangria is owned by John and Ann Huddle of Mt Vernon, Ohio.