The past few weeks I have been perfecting my technique of “Shoulder Shots”.  That is taking snapshots over my shoulder behind me while I’m riding or walking or 4-wheeling.

Shadow Horse

What is the purpose of this? ( I know you are wondering)

1. First and foremost, for my own entertainment.

2. I’m very curious to see what goes on back there.

horses, ranch lifeI travel with a pretty large posse. Something is always happening.
horse, dogMy process of “Shoulder Shots” is pretty simple. I think I may patent it though.
horse, dog

1. Pocket camera set on “Burst”.

horse, dog

2. Try to hold onto horse or 4-wheeler with left hand and not fall off or run into anything.

horse, dog

3. Aim in the general direction behind me.

horse, dog

4. Hold the shutter down and take a boat-load of photos, hoping for the best.

horse, dog

5. Go home. Put disk in MacBook.

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5. Flip through a hundred photos and delete most of them. Crop as needed.

horse, dog, barn

6. Put together a sequence and try to tell a story. (Pray for humor)

horse dogIn perfecting my technique, I have discovered something so .. soooo… uh …  ubiquitous.
horse dog I just love the word ubiquitous. I’ve been dying to use it in a sentence forever. I used to have to look it up whenever I came across it in a book. But now I proudly know what it means and how to use it in a sentence.

horse, dog ubiq-ui-tous : adj (1830) existing or being everywhere at the same time : constantly encountered : omnipresent
horse, dogs
While editing my “Shoulder Shots”, I became keenly aware of the ubiquitous presence of a little white dog.

horse, dog

I used to wonder what goes one back there. Now I know.

Jack Russell

ubiquitous : synonym,  little white dog.

Love,  Cowgirl Red    aka  Terah

Some more ubiquitous posts:

Hip Shots    Cooling Our Jets    Boomerang Dogs 


  1. Morgane Lauf says

    I miss that little white dog.

  2. Lisa at Greenbow says

    Humor is ubiquitious on this blog. Little white dog is cute.

  3. Who knew you had a white shadow–LOL!
    Ahhh! Love on four white legs. 😉
    Have a great weekend, sweetie!

  4. Great shots ~ Sort of like having ‘eyes in the back of your head’ ~ Great fun!

  5. Your over the should shooting reminds me of my go cart shooting. I would be driving the little car on the track with 1 hand while taking photos of my kids driving along or passing me. The guy running the track kept watching to see if I’d drop my camera. I didn’t and even got a few good shots (and a billion blurry one).

  6. love your pictures ,,,,,