Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Night Sky Photographs

A couple of nights ago I stayed up late (gasp!) to watch the Perseid meteor shower. It was amazing to see meteor's whisk through the air and I loved looking at the stars. My mom and I even pulled out the Orion telescope to stargaze!

This all got me thinking that I should pull out my camera and take some night sky photographs. I didn't capture any meteors, but I still think the pictures look pretty good!  (Maybe one day I'll actually splurge and buy and DLSR... but for now I love my Canon S90.)  Hopefully everyone can view this pictures on the computer.

Left tree. Right roof of the lodge. Middle stars.

The Big Dipper in the middle!

The stars through the trees.

Friday, August 9, 2013

GoPro Footage of Window

This is some footage I captured with my GoPro Hero2 (sports camera) of WindDancer. We rode around Cornucopia and this is his typical day. Enjoy!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Thunderstorm Time

Today I rode in a thunderstorm with the horse camp girls.  It didn't start as a thunderstorm - in fact it started out really nice - but it ended as a massive rainstorm complete with thunder and sheet lightening.  Quincy didn't seem to mind the rain and he was a character during lunch eating chocolate frosting and cheese crackers (and he would have eaten my hat if I let him).

Quin admiring the view.
Way up there!

After lunch, some of the horse camp girls wanted to turn back and the rest wanted to keep riding. I took the girls that wanted to keep trekking on (Robin, Olivia, Bethany, and Calli) up a "hill."  Ok... maybe it was more of a cliff/mountain than a hill.  It was beautiful at the top and I think everyone had tons of fun! I love exploring new country and seeing just how far I can go.

Scout Dog!

Cornucopia Peak
After making it to the top we noticed some ominous clouds rolling in and we began to hear far off thunder. So after a quick group photo we headed back down the mountain. (Complete with some fast paced loping and trotting.)

Group Photo! (I'm on the left in grey.)

The storm approaching... 
Even though we ended up soaking wet, it was a great ride!