We leave this weekend for the CDI at Saumur, France. Located in the Loire Valley, Saumur is the home of the Cadre Noire, the French National Riding School. We were last there several years ago, and I’m looking forward to painting, photographing and generally enjoying myself. I’ll be posting as I go, as long as the French gods of the internet are willing!
From France I’ll be traveling directly to Dressage at Devon, arriving in time for the start of the CDI competition on Friday morning (9/25).
While I won’t have a stand this year, you’ll be able to spot me, with my big white lens and my trademark teal hat. And perhaps a wistful look, as I reminisce of fresh croissants and pressed coffee. You’ll probably find me either in the press room or somewhere around the arena with the sun at my back…. There will be sun at Devon this year, there will!
Here’s how photography at Dressage at Devon will work: I will photograph as many horses as possible at Devon. If you want to be really sure that I get the photos that you are after, contact me ahead of time. Either email me or click here to sign up on line. Or, take your chances and contact me afterwards…. Either way, there will be a $35.00 fee per horse for a gallery of edited, enhanced photos.
Devon is a great time to be thinking about getting the photo reference for the Painted Portrait in oils or graphite that you’ve always wanted. I am presently accepting commissions for completion during 2010.
And if you are looking for photos from previous Dressage at Devons, all my photos from the beginning of time are archived, including 25 years of Devon photos. You can peruse the Highlight Galleries 2004-2007 and Dressage at Devon 2008 Highlights for some of the most noteworthy pictures from each year. Or email me if you are looking for photos of someone specific.
Good luck, and I’ll see you at Devon!