02 July 2009

The Arabian Horses - the Tattoo


The Arabian horses were in Menton recently for the prestigious Mediterranean & Arab Countries Arabian Horse Championship show.

I think this lady loves Arabians, don't you?

The horses have Vaseline put around their eyes and on their muzzles to apparently emphasize their features.

In the smaller photo - taken at dusk - you see where the show is held (the stade) in relation to the beautiful Old Town of Menton. The horse you see is in the holding ring.

21 comments:

  1. Both photos are really beautiful: the first one is so intense, the second so real and with a wonderful background.

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  2. magnifique ce tatouage, et puis il est en harmonie avec le cheval

    this beautiful tattoo, and then it is in harmony with the horse.

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  3. I'll bet the horse has a picture of a girl tattooed on its neck!

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  4. the composition of the 1st photograph is excellent!

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  5. Oh my goodness. I do like that horse. Wow. I love horses almost as much as dogs.

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  6. Haha. I like Don's comment. Each of these shots tells a different story about horses and Menton. And do I see some of the Fete du Citron in the background?

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  7. Now, whatever gave you THAT idea, Jilly?
    Sydney Daily Photo

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  8. Perhaps it's my wonky sense of humour but I find the subject matter somewhat amusing. The horse is beautiful but I think the lovely back of the woman would be even more beautiful without the tattoo. Great capture.

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  9. Amazing creatures... I used to own one (well, my wife did!) and ride it in Napa Valley, California. These are magnificent photos as well, Jilly... and love the one with Menton as a backdrop.
    David

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  10. You certainly captured the moment with this photo as it says "a thousand words."

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  11. What a great capture! You have such a good eye or spotting these wonderful shots.

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  12. What a juxtaposition. Julie and I went to the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show so that she could get some photos for her Daily Photo site. Next time we go, I think I will tell her that she can go ahead and take photos of the horses, and I will go around and ask women to show me their tattoos to photograph.

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  13. Great shot Jilly. I guess you're a horse devotee when you sport an equine tattoo on your back.

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  14. wow, you must have been delighted when she went to pet the horse.

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  15. What a great composition! Really, really nice!

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  16. Je n'aime pas beaucoup les tatouages mais celui-là prouve qu'on peut laisser la dame avec le cheval. Il ne risque rien, elle aime les chevaux. :-)

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  17. Man you have a good eye Jilly! Perfect shot here.
    V

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  18. Anonymous03 July, 2009

    Love the picture.
    Many years ago our daughter got us into Arabian horse ownership and showing in the ring. Still have a few.

    Louis

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  19. These photos are very expressive and intense. I like the top photo as it shows the relationship between man and horse. I love horses in all their expressions, especially when they are free and wild. Brava, Jilly!!

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  20. Super main photo. Just brilliant!

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