I recently had the pleasure of another portrait shoot - a wonderful lady named Di, who impressively still rides at the age of 73, wanted some photographs of her horse Carla.
This time of year is not an easy one for outdoor shoots, with weather and flat, grey light being problematic. However, while walking Luna the day before the shoot, I saw a wonderfully golden tree in the distance in one of the paddocks. I therefore decided that to introduce a bit of colour to a rather murky time of year, I would use it as a background for the portraits.
The shoot also gave me a chance to try out a rather nifty bit of kit - a mini softbox for my speedlite flash. When shooting in outdoor conditions, it is pretty much impossible to bounce the flash, and therefore having a little diffuser to soften the light as it fires directly forwards is invaluable. Thankyou Andy for a wonderful little gift :)