Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Giddyup


Making the best of it the other day in city traffic,
especially that horses would be involved....

And no, I wasn't driving.















These two officers and their horses were heading back 
towards the city stables to the left at that crosswalk above.





24 comments:

  1. It's fascinating how there seems to be a juxtaposition of old and new in these pictures. The car traffic seems to have a heavy, hectic quality, while the horses have an old world charm and serenity. This reminds me of the lines of cars trailing behind the Amish horse carriages in my university town. Despite the slow pace, no one ever horned or overtook :)

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    1. You are so right, B&R. They were just taking their good ole time while the traffic was feeling a little edgy to say the least.

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  2. Are they the original "RCMP" that once had those deep red jackets? Love the slow amble of the horses, big feet, something very reassuring to see them there. Greetings, Jean.

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    1. Hi Jean. In Nova Scotia the RCMP are our provincial police force as they are in most other provinces in Canada with the exception of Ontario and Quebec where they have their own provincial police force.
      These two police officers are from our city (Halifax) police force.

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  3. Fantastic photos but your post-processing sends shocks waves through my body lol

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    1. Lorraine, I hope you were 'well-grounded'!! lol

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  4. Always seems weird to see horses alongside the road. Really like how you have processed these shots! they look so cool

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    1. It does doesn't it Jeanne! Makes everything stand still for an instant when mounted police are ahead of you.
      The processing makes it very static and still at the same time, I think.

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  5. It took you FOREVER to catch up with those horses -- how slow was Ron driving? Sheesh!

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    1. Debra me darlin, it was the red light!! And thankfully the horses were going very slowly.

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  6. This worked out great Jim!! Really like the "neon" look!

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    1. Oh Soph! You know how it is....I get my inspiration from 'you know who'!!

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  7. Very cool images, Jim. Love those horses. And it turned out to be a good photo op for you!

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    1. I did Martha. We HAVE to be prepared at all times!! Don't we!

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  8. I wondered if they were police when I saw the first pictures. I bet you had a great time taking these pictures. Ad then playing with them some more. Really enjoyed this post.

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    1. I was happy I wasn't driving this particular day Inger. We 'take turns driving' as it will give each a chance to 'catch' a few things around town.
      The 'originals' were fine but needed that little extra punch....if you know what I mean.

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  9. I love to see the mounted officers. For some reason, Cincinnati disbanded their mounted force.

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    1. I guess this is becoming a luxury of sorts for some communities, Pat. I am glad we still have them here, they add a certain charm to the city I feel.

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  10. Traffic got backed up when we lived in western Maryland and we'd get behind an Amish farmer with his horse and buggy. Horses are beautiful. I love your photos.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Thanks Janie. I think this is good for us all....makes us slow down and look around for a few seconds.

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  11. Ours here in Montreal are based on the Mount-Royal,
    so they don't have to get on the road of the city to patrol the mountain.
    But since it stands just above the downtown district on its south side,
    they can be within minutes to any sites when there are manifestations,
    which we've seen a lot of these last few years...
    :D~
    HUGZ

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  12. They are in the perfect spot then it seems. They can see it all!!

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