Monday, November 16, 2009

Photographer and His Subject


The Arabian Horse Breeders' Association held a noncompetitive show at Rabab Stud today afer four days of the Egyptian National and International competitions. Some of the horses were shown at liberty, meaning that they were simply turned loose in the paddock for people to watch and admire. After playing around in the paddock for a while, this lovely black mare came to a stop next to one of the photographers for her handler to place the halter on her so she could be led out.

15 comments:

Isabella said...

What a beautiful horse. I;ve always wanted to see a horse race in Egypt. It seems the perfect place.

brattcat said...

Wow, look at the trust and understanding between horse and handler. Interesting that the photographer was not taking shots during this procedure. Also probably wise that his camera is down.

Amin said...

The horse is very clever horse. I love them.What a thoroughbred Arabian horse.

Amin said...

What a thoroughbred Arabian horse.

O Profeta said...

Soltos aromas a terra molhada
A geada cobre o ventre da ilha
Dos golfinhos só resta a lembrança
Do alto um milhafre comtempla a maravilha

Subi ao sítio mais alto
Contemplei no longe Santa Maria
Desci ao vale a caminho do sul
Fechei os olhos ao que sentia

Sete são os sortilégios
Sete são as dores sentidas
Sete eram os filhos de pé descalço
Sete eram as almas perdidas

Sete!
Eram mais dois de rosto franco
Ele empurrava uma carroça com os mais novos
Ela limpava o suor ao sorriso sem espanto

As dores da pobreza perdem-se nos ais
Uma oração compõe a esperança
Quando os sonhos fogem à ambição
O Universo é mais do que o que a vista alcança

Não há grades para a loucura
Não há rumo para o fim do mundo
Boca que pede pão e amor
Não solta na fúria qualquer queixume

Frias são as noites
Ah mas esta lava que te abriga
Tem tatuada mil risos de criança
Tem cheiro a pão e voz amiga

Crepita o fogo nas pedras e na alma
Cose as tuas redes ó pescador
Alisa a madeira ó carpinteiro
Mulher Mãe sem pão, alma carregando a dor

Na aurora acontece o canto dos pássaros
O bocejo de um catraio
Um abril prenhe de esperança
Um baptismo lá para Maio

Mais um!
E já lá vão sete, almas singelas
É o que Deus nos quis dar

Quatro paredes onde respiram criaturas belas

O destino ditou a sina em mãos rudes
As linhas não deram rumo para palácio de nobres
Mas a conta sete, surgiu vincada
E uma contradição...felizes e pobres...

In Real Life said...

What a beautiful horse!

wahyudin said...

Good looking, nice blog, keep posting

Leif Hagen said...

A hansome horse indeed! Would have been fun to watch the horse!

Midlife Jobhunter said...

What adventures you have in your travels. I envy all you get to see.
Reminded me of a favorite book from my youth - The Black Stallion.

Hence72 said...

these photos are inspirational

Reza Winandar said...

Arabic horses are great to participate in contests. Why the photo is less than usual? Your readers want more photos.

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Stephanie said...

I love your pictures! Especially this one of the horse; the colors are vivid! I have always wanted to go to Egypt and see the amazing sites. I feel that I am a traveler at heart, and definitely would love to explore Egypt someday. What has been your favorite thing you have seen in Egypt? Or what has been your favorite experience? Any advice you could give if I ever venture out to Egypt?

Maryanne Stroud Gabbani said...

After over 20 years here, it's almost impossible to mention a favourite thing, vision, or experience. I do have some recommendation for people visiting however. India, China, and Egypt are three countries that I do not recommend someone to visit without an interface...a friend in country or a tour company to help you negotiate the "fun" of dealing with a totally different language and culture. Many people are put off the tour scene by artificiality but you can move outside of it.

Thomas said...

Definitely agree with Isabella. What a beautiful horse. Btw how can u get perfect angle to take picture? love it.

Ameneh Mahtab said...

Well work. look at the trust and understanding between horse and handler. Interesting that the photographer was not taking shots during this procedure. Also probably wise that his camera is down.