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fearless

I stood my ground, without thinking about it. J-lo was feisty. I had been photographing a child on a pony, dad was holding her, it was a country wedding, a beautiful morning. J-lo was at the other end of the field, seemingly quiet, grazing. Something caught her attention (my flash?) and with much whinnying she bolted towards me at a full gallop. I barely had enough time to get my lighting assistant in place and raise my camera as she sped toward me. I didn't think to move, as she turned at the last second and whisked past me. Being a wide angle lens at the full 16mm, she looks further away here than she really was. But I trust horses, I know they wouldn't deliberately run into something. It was great fun. We tried to make her do it again, but of course that was never going to happen...

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Taken on March 10, 2012