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Equine Shoot by the sea – ponies on the beech
February 2nd, 2012
Create a splash with a Ni Riain Photography Equine Portrait

Create a splash with a Ni Riain Photography Equine Portrait

This recent Equine Family portraits in Rush Co. Dublin was great fun. I arrived to perfect light with three delightful children and their beautiful ponies. As we drove to Rush Beach I saw the perfect light, they say the best landscape light is after rain and high wind all the dust particles are surpressed and the light is brilliant and clear. Getting this shot involved a few takes but cantering up the beach was a pure joy to the children and can be seen in the portrait.

Riders in the mist by Ni Riain Photography

Riders in the mist by Ni Riain Photography

They often say the portrait is behind you – (When you focus on the location in front, look behind you, the shot is often their not where you are looking). The children had to trot down to the beech to get to the location I was focused on  the beautiful blue sky in front of me with Lambay Island. The light in this portrait reminded me instantly of Japanese Landscape 14th century, monochrome Art – with delicate interplay between light and mist,

Best Mates!

Best Mates! Lorna & Bobby

Family portrait with Grandads Tack box

Family portrait with Grandads Tack box

As I drove into the stables, the beautiful listed building with its layers of colour and beautiful architecture caught my eye. The minute I saw the Dune & grey ponies I felt the background with compliment and echo in the portrait. The Grandads vintage tack box added to the portrait.

Morning light

Morning light

Tadgh by Ni Riain Photography

Tadgh by Ni Riain Photography