Saturday, December 13, 2008
Creative Photo - The Head of the Line
For this installment of Roger's fabulous Creative Photo, I am returning to the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. This was taken at my favorite of all events, the equestrian show jumping. The horses were beautiful, with their beautiful coats and many with braided manes. The riders wore traditional English style wool riding outfits, despite the blasted heat and pollution at Santa Anita Park. And these riders and their horses worked as a team, the rider coaxing his hoofed team member who complied as the bar was raised, again and again.
This photo is as it was scanned, the motion natural. What I see, or don't see, is the rider's head as it is camouflaged by the shrubbery set around the obstacles. A 1980s version of The Legend of the Headless Horseman. Except my more modern take is on the West Coast, not in New York, and this rider did not lose his head literally, of course...
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