My Maine photo shoot was actually rained out.
Or at least the intended horse photo shoot portion was rained out. I had to make due with searching side roads during the drive on the day the weather was nice. I like storm clouds and rain but moisture is not a good mix for dirt pastures or for electronic equipment.
Following our instincts after seeing an area with several horse trailers, we turned off Highway 1 in Newcastle, Maine and happened upon Sproul’s Farm. We could see the mane and tails swishing just over the burm in the pasture. After some whistles and coaxing, and perseverance by Christy for me to at least get one photo of a horse on our trip, three out of the four Haflingers decided to surface into camera view and say hello. They never came any closer than the top of the burm, but it was enough to get a few shots off. They stood in the pasture, autumn leaves on the trees just starting to change behind them. You could also tell their winter coats we already getting thick as the night temps dropped into the thirties.
Where are the horses to photograph in Maine?
As we continued the drive back towards Boston, we followed the magnetic pull of horses to direct our car instead of Siri directions. We came upon another fence-line just outside of Kennybunk, Maine. Here we found two more bay horses in a lush green pasture and I was able to fire off a few more shots with my Nikon. We certainly interacted with a lot less horses than I had hoped. The drive up and back from Boston to Rockland, Maine was not very equine populated.
The photographic highlight of the trip turned out to be at the beginning with Massachusetts Audobon’s, Drumlin Farms. The weather that day was cold and windy but no rain. The abundant flower fields were spectacular. The baby goats, sheep, fox and cows were also fun and a great addition to our animal collections. We also had a chance to visit Throwback Brewery in New Hampshire, an old renovated sheep farm turned to Brewery and a place for Goat Yoga. That added to our Goat Tote collections for any Goat lovers out there check out our link. A great bag for carrying your yoga supplies for Goat Yoga or just plain yoga. Also great totes for farmers market and conscious shopping.
The rocky coast of Maine did not let us down either. We saw Eagles, plenty of boats and seabirds. The fall foliage was not at it’s peak but we managed to get some shots of burst of fall colors in the trees.
Our stay in Ogunquit, Maine was also very scenic. “The Marginal Way, in Ogunquit, Maine, is anything but. Marginal, that is—in the traditional sense of the word. This slender 1 1/4-mile-long beauteous cliff walk is a winding path of windblown gorgeousness that edges the Atlantic like a tightrope strung along the heights.”
We enjoyed the opportunity of the Maine photo shoot including the scenery and the wonderful fall decorations of pumpkins, Indian corn, hay bales and other spooky Halloween decor.
Jody Miller is a professional photographer specializing in Horse Photography, Equine Photography, and Equestrian photography. Her work can be viewed online here in her gallery section, and she is also featured at these Arizona Galleries: Van Gogh’s Ear Gallery on Whiskey Row in Prescott, AZ, Hart of AZ Gallery in Cottonwood and Coops Coffee House at Talking Rock Ranch.