Q: What do you do when your friend randomly asks you to go to Kentucky with her for Reading Week?
A: You say yes and go with!
Mallory and I left Saturday evening and arrived around 9:00 am Sunday morning, power napped, and hit Keeneland race track later that day. Exhausted as I was, there are no pictures (that I’m willing to show) to say I was there (the preppy and adorable racing silks sweater I bought does).
This morning saw us headed to Fasig-Tipton for their first day of their Fall Yearlings auction and I did get some pictures.
I am not a horse person. At all. Not when compared to my friend, but even I could definitely appreciate the beauty of the horses we saw this morning. Especially since everything was bathed in a beautiful fall morning light.
While I definitely am not a horse photographer (my friend is. She’s interning at BloodHorse. Next issue will have her work. GO!), photographing them is proving to be an invigorating challenge. Bring it on!
(I promise I’ll bring pictures of Lexington. It’s too gorgeous to not!)
Things I’m Loving:
+ Photographers Skeen – Kendi keeps a fashion blog, but it wasn’t until recently that I realized her husband was a photographer. The wedding photographs he takes make me consider the trade, they’re so simplistically beautiful.
+ Jane Eyre – The movie’s nice, the book’s nicer. I’ve been reading it in waiting rooms, in line, in the car, during horse auctions.
+ Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron – When you go to Kentucky, with a horse person, you listen to soundtracks of horse movies. Homeland and Here I Am are my favourites.