The perfect moment

When you're a graphic designer/art director, photography can become a natural extension of your creative spirit. For Nancy Blackman, that is certainly the case.  Her love for photography was inspired by her dad and his Leica and has followed her throughout the years.

She made this connection with the horse and as she puts, it, "I just captured this horse at the right moment. I kept waiting for the right moment. I love the horse's eyes in this very moment."  There is calmness to this frame by its composition, the faded black and white and the frozen wink in time.

Nancy made this photo at Cal Poly Pomona using her Canon 50D.

She is currently on a quest to use photography as a means to bond communities and forge relationships with other creative souls along the West Coast.

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