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Ponies behind bars

When I saw these ponies behind a gate, I took a detour from the footpath to make a photo. At first only one was there, but others soon became curious and joined the group – possibly with the expectation that I might have some sort of tasty snack for them. I felt oddly guilty for attracting them to the gate, even if unintentionally,  with no reward other than a photograph that they will never see.

I’ll take this walk again at some point though, so perhaps I’ll take along an apple or two next time.

FILM - Behind bars

Holga 120N & Kodak Tri-X (expired 2012).

Taken on 27 December 2019

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Holga horses

I took a route through an industrial estate when I walked to a local supermarket recently. One of the footpaths I took serves to cut a corner off the journey and I came across these two. These horses can often be seen munching the grass on this, and other, pieces of spare ground in the area.

FILM - Neigh

FILM - Not quite thrice neigh

Holga 120N and Kodak Tmax 400 (expired).

Taken on 22 September 2019

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It was slightly awkward taking these photos. The horses were on the other side of a stone wall, but there was only a small length of it accessible to me (the rest was blocked by a hedge), and the section I could get to was at the top of a small, but slippery earth bank, so it was difficult to keep the camera steady.

Still, these have come out nice and sharp – mostly due to the sun making an appearance and allowing a snappier shutter speed.

Unfortunately, the horse at the rear was enjoying its lunch and didn’t move position, and my vantage point was such that it wasn’t possible to take any pictures that didn’t have its head hidden by the backside of its buddy.

FILM - Watch where you stick your head

FILM - Stop giving me that funny look

Olympus OM-1, Zuiko 135mm f/3.5 & Ilford HP5+.

Taken on 21 December 2017