You know when a word can start to look funny when you write it out a few times? It can be a simple word, but you’re suddenly second guessing yourself about how it sounds or how it’s spelled. I did that with the word “horse” as I had intended to title this post, “horses, horses, horses” from that goofy Christmas song. So, I looked it up just to double check that there wasn’t a U or something in there somewhere. Turns out I had it right, but I did come across a phrase I had never heard before, which I decided would be the title of the post. I always thought it went, “don’t change courses in midstream”, but it’s “horses” instead of “courses”. I thought changing courses would be a bad idea, but tempting at least, unlike changing horses which just seems too ridiculous… unless the stream is small maybe? Well, I’m no horse riding expert, but that is how the saying goes apparently. Anyway, it basically means, if you’re going to change your mind, then do it at a reasonable time. I change my mind quite often, so I’m glad to have a fun phrase to remind myself that sometimes it’s too late to decide on something else. I hate missed opportunities due to a bad decision that I’ve made.
To tie this in to photography, a missed photo opportunity is especially painful. I try to relax and not worry about photos when I’m at a social event, so I almost didn’t bring my camera for a big summer party I attended this weekend. At the last minute, I decided to bring it for the purpose of recording videos of the super slip and slide that I had created for the event. I’m glad that I decided to, regardless of the reason why, because I was able to capture some really nice horse shots. It’s not that they are spectacular shots, or that the horse was striking a magnificent pose, but I was happy to have even had the chance to take these pictures. He only gave me a few minutes, most of which he was moving around too much, but I was pretty satisfied. Then I went out and got my videos and even a few pictures of the slip and slide extravaganza. No regrets!
So, just remember, don’t change horses in midstream! A change in course might be a bad idea too. 🙂
Virginia - Nice photos, that’s a really cute horse!