Here is my next progression… I took the photos in Virginia while at a horse show in july… it was 104 degrees in the shade!!!! I was so surprised to get any decent photos. Everyone (I mean everyone!… canine, equine and human!) was panting. I did not even want to take photos!! I managed to get these guys though. The portrait was commissioned by a friend. He did not want the horse show grounds for the BG. But did want it to look like the hills in Va. This BG is actually from the Tryon, N.C. area… close enough!! Love doing the purple/blue hills!! I have used this exact BG in 2 previous portraits… I guess it is one of my favorites!!