The Moment

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© Laura Boston-Thek
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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 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 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. :)

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 MinNYC

    Pat MinNYC 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 (Deleted) said (7 Apr 2010):

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

  • Kevin Kott

    Kevin Kott (Deleted) gave props (7 Apr 2010):


  • Liz El

    Liz El 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 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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