A week before I took this portrait of Stella, her barn mate, Amber, passed away. She had been grieving and her human, Joan, was wary of her doing well in a photoshoot. As if sensing the importance of the task, Stella was very cooperative, with forward-pointing ears and buckets of patience. After a portrait session of her and Joan, I got this chiaroscuro shot at the last minute before hitting the road again. #horse #horses #equestrianphotography #portrait #chiaroscuro #horsephotography
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