The Moment

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© Laura Boston-Thek
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Photo license: © All rights reserved

One evening at sunset I was photographing a young woman working a horse in a paddock. She was struggling a bit with the horse as it is normally a horse that pulls a carriage...in a team and the other horse was still in her stall.

Suddenly the horse locked his legs and turned directly at me. Running straight through a pole I was leaning on.

My first instinct, DUCK and keep shooting.

Horse and rider were fine, the pole snapped in half...I stood up covered in mud and yelled... I THINK I GOT THE SHOT!!

The hairs on my arms still stand up when I tell the story. How insulated we become when we view life through our lens'.

So, that is my Favorite Mistake...one of many but you only get so much space to leave a message here. Then there was the time I fell through the ice...climbed out and found the pattern of the broken ice fascinating and ended up taking 50 photos of THAT mistake. :)

www.bostonthekimagery.com

29 responses

  • Neil Maclean

    Neil Maclean said (7 Apr 2010):

    Stunning Laura, and great story behind it.

  • Carlos Aviles

    Carlos Aviles (Deleted) said (7 Apr 2010):

    This certainly was a nice mistake

  • Pascal Fellonneau

    Pascal Fellonneau said (7 Apr 2010):

    I see no mistake here, just a wonderful image

  • Billy Howard

    Billy Howard   gave props (7 Apr 2010):

    This shot isn't just awesome, it's double-awesome!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (7 Apr 2010):

    What a great story and shot!!! I love it!!

  • Reggie Mateo

    Reggie Mateo gave props (7 Apr 2010):

    Interesting story. It's a beautiful shot.

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (7 Apr 2010):

    You definitely got the shot! Well done

  • Pat Merino

    Pat Merino gave props (7 Apr 2010):

    Great story & the shot is fantastic!

  • Victor Ursabia

    Victor Ursabia said (7 Apr 2010):

    ohhhh wow FANTASTIC capture!

  • Anthony Cronin

    Anthony Cronin said (7 Apr 2010):

    WOnderful capture, I agree you had your 'capa' moment ..... may you have many more

  • Kevin Kott

    Kevin Kott gave props (7 Apr 2010):

    Brilliant!!!!!

  • Liz Lake

    Liz Lake gave props (8 Apr 2010):

    Great capture! Love the motion!

  • Michele Randell

    Michele Randell said (10 Apr 2010):

    What a wonderful story Laura to go wiith shot and I love the wild power in this image! No mistake here but the right shot!

  • Paulo Gama

    Paulo Gama said (10 Apr 2010):

    No mistake: wonderful shot. :)

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (11 Apr 2010):

    Blowin' the doors off JPG's Theme Park.

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (11 Apr 2010):

    fantastic capture

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (14 Apr 2010):

    wild & cool!

  • Tridibesh Sanyal

    Tridibesh Sanyal said (19 Apr 2010):

    Wow, love the energy.

  • Luke Everett

    Luke Everett gave props (20 Apr 2010):

    I love the shot....an uncontrollable feel!!!! Awesome story... I too have wondered when out shooting, if something happened and I needed to act, would my first instinct be to take the photo? I believe it would, but yet I haven't had the chance to find out. Outstanding entry!!! Thanks for sharing

  • Laura Boston-Thek

    Laura Boston-Thek said (20 Apr 2010):

    Thank you so much everyone!!

  • Camil Seisanu

    Camil Seisanu gave props (28 Apr 2010):

    a fabulously awesome mistake ! :)

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever   gave props (17 May 2010):

    You are a lucky lady - great capture!

  • Prasanna Kundu

    Prasanna Kundu gave props (22 Jun 2010):

    Thats one Fine mistake I too would love to make!!!

  • ! Mario Scattoloni ¡

    ! Mario Scattoloni ¡ gave props (16 Jul 2010):

    This 1 is just 2 crazeeeeeeeeeee GR8.

  • Richard Bruns

    Richard Bruns said (20 Jul 2010):

    Ain't no mistake, kiddo! That's photography by a Photographer! Well Done!

  • Paul Andrews

    Paul Andrews gave props (7 Sep 2010):

    stunningly brilliant well done!!!!!!

  • Daniel Iván

    Daniel Iván said (28 Oct 2010):

    I got to say the picture is perfect. But I don't think I would liked it the same without the title. This picture is the absolute definition of "momentum", in the classical mechanics meaning.

  • Laura Boston-Thek

    Laura Boston-Thek said (1 Nov 2010):

    WOW Thank you all so much!! Thank you Daniel..I enjoyed reading your comment! :)

  • Elizabeth Laughton

    Elizabeth Laughton gave props (12 Dec 2010):

    I love this shot. Great work :)

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