I photographed this series of horse images at Kingholm Quay completely by chance. I was meaning to walk to the nearby skateboard rink to capture something urban but was distracted by the sight of people preparing their boats for winter at Kingholm Quay harbour. A few snaps and a chat later I learned more about the boats but missed the light for sports photography. However, these charming horses in the field next to the rink didn’t go anywhere fast to need large amounts of light and thus became my primary subjects of this photo walk.
I love the washed out delicacy of the waning evening sun. It seemed very appropriate, very autumnal. The horses were very placid. They seemed to graze permanently but, surprisingly, covered a lot of ground in between and within half an hour walked from one side of the field to the other. One had particularly mournful eyes.