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"Shampoo and Set"

By RonnieAG
Two images from Zippos Circus tober, both captured yesterday.

V 1: one of four palomino horses, presented in the ring by Yasmine Smart, being spruced up prior to a performance. As well the water spray, an Elite Horse Shampoo was also being used. Yasmine Smart, recognised as one of the world's foremost horse trainers, is a granddaughter of Billy Smart whose fairground and New World Circus were prominent attractions on the 1950's and 60's.
V 2: the big top from the rear with generator and maintenance wagons.......a polariser was used for V 2 as there tends to be marked glare off the white tent fabric on a sunny day.

Details for V 1: see EXIF

Many thanks to all who CandC'd on "Gateway to.......?" One day I will explain where the path led, but meantime my appreciation to all.


Tags: Grooming Circus Big top Pets and captive animals Zippos Palomino horse Circus wagons

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Daisymaye Plus
13 23 23 Canada
17 Jun 2011 12:11AM
Getting pretty for the Circus Show. Two well captured images Ronnie.........Sandy
17 Jun 2011 12:27AM
Two lovely shots Ronnie.Well done..Lin
JPatrickM 15 2 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2011 12:32AM
Two excellent shots Ronnie , well detailed, with your usual eye for composition.
PhillipMinnis 12 94 4 Australia
17 Jun 2011 12:48AM
Two nice images, Ronnie! Your images are always good composition-wise!


taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
17 Jun 2011 1:34AM
That's a beautiful horse, looks like she does not mind the shampoo--

Clever of you to use a polarizer for the tent-- turned out well!
snag 11 18 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2011 2:26AM
Nice shots, Ronnie. Different from what I have come to expect from you, but a refreshing change nonetheless.
CarolG 15 199 20 Greece
17 Jun 2011 5:48AM
Two excellent images, Ronnie, and a beautiful palomino in V.1. Reminds me of the days when I had a palomino, and spent many times shampooing him ready for the show ring. Carol
EAS 13 1 13 Scotland
17 Jun 2011 7:16AM
Everything, not only the horses, appear pristine clean and well turned out! As always, such well captured images. I remember going to Billy Smart's Circus as a child too.

andylea 13 37 1 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2011 7:36AM
good morning ronnie
two belters wonderful detail brilliant colours and light v1 for me today a corker nice one Wink
CaroleS Plus
12 442 3 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2011 7:43AM
Something different - I love the detail in both shots but in particular V1, excellent. Carole
Jekaro 13 1 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2011 8:30AM
Two cracking shots, Ronnie, both superbly captured, V1 for me today.
Ray42 14 3 England
17 Jun 2011 8:55AM
Two great shots Ronnie - and an excellent tip with the polariser in v2
17 Jun 2011 9:38AM
Nice image Ronnie well taken.
Allen, Smile
moiral 12 12 Scotland
17 Jun 2011 9:52AM
What a beautiful horse and standing so patiently getting washed. I haven't been to a circus for years. 2 lovely shots and beautiful colour. Moira
gingerdelight 15 298 11 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2011 10:03AM
Great images Ronnie, especially V1, I love it!
17 Jun 2011 10:44AM
Takes me back Ronnie, I remember the Carnival coming to our valley annually in the late 60s. Lovely take of the horse getting a shampoo, I'll bet he's enjoying the cool water too, fine takes.
barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2011 10:58AM
Isnt she enjoying it !!
2 good comps
morpheus1955 15 3 2 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2011 11:08AM
Two wonderful images Ronnie, both beautifully composed and captured.

mikbee 15 3 8 Scotland
17 Jun 2011 1:00PM
There can't be too many circuses left today Ronnie I reckon !!
Well coloured shots.
achieverswales 11 8 101 Wales
17 Jun 2011 1:05PM
Hi Ronnie
What a beautiful looking horse, I did not know that they still had animals performing, when the circus come to our location thare are only people performing, when one of the Mills family was cought on film beating a Chimp I think this did so much damage to this very old tradition, excellent two uploads mate!


lesarnott 12 11 2 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2011 2:03PM
Lovely hairdo! Could do with some treatment myself but mines mainly on the carpet these days! Nice shots Ronnie!
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2011 3:23PM
Two great shots here Ronnie, although V1 version is well timed and shows their dedication..
but I am against animals in circus' as the publicity they have had, the last being that beautiful elephant that went to Longleat
too small an area for most I think..but as said you really have captured a 'tender moment' here
two great shots
17 Jun 2011 3:43PM
excellent image of a grand looking animal you have captured the scene very well nice clean sharp shot. V2 again a good composition shows some of the large amount of equipment etc that is required for such a travelling show. Good stuff
17 Jun 2011 3:43PM
excellent image of a grand looking animal you have captured the scene very well nice clean sharp shot. V2 again a good composition shows some of the large amount of equipment etc that is required for such a travelling show. Good stuff
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
17 Jun 2011 3:58PM
Two great captures, Ronnie, and the title really made me chuckle! Grin
Trev Smile
jasonrwl Plus
12 1.1k 11 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2011 6:34PM
Nicely done Ronnie - the polariser is very effective and what a beautiful horse.
Mynett 13 142 6 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2011 6:38PM
So did you get a seat in the ring Ronnie, I guess these horses are really well cared for, and what a beauty, as a girl I loved to go horse riding and always wished for a palomino for Christmas...... never did get oneTongue

Shellio 11 2 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2011 7:04PM
Two super shots Ronnie, and what a beautiful horse. Great detail and colour to these and I also noticed the lovely sky in V2.
Glyn1 12 4 1 England
17 Jun 2011 7:33PM
Two lovely shots Ronnie, fabulous sky detaqil in V2.

jackitec 13 16 Spain
17 Jun 2011 7:51PM
Well Ronnie the sharpness and clarity in these shots are superb, the circus has just left here in Alhaurin we were going to go as they still have other animals that are not allowed in the UK but we didn't maybe next time,

17 Jun 2011 8:29PM
Wonderful images Ron.
User_Removed 13 26 2 United States
17 Jun 2011 9:07PM
Such sharp images, Ronnie. Love that gorgeous horse getting more attention to its looks than we ladies do, and you did a great job getting the tent without a glare.
dmhuynh72 14 47 3 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2011 9:11PM
two fine shots Ronnie.
have a good weekend
pluckyfilly 15 351 33 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2011 10:42PM
2 superb shots
18 Jun 2011 3:02PM
Excellent shot..

18 Jun 2011 4:17PM
Don't you be running away to the circus now Ronnie, we need you here my friend. That's one gorgeous horse, did Roy Rogers have one of these way back? We might be seeing more from here I guess?

Glostopcat 16 255 2 England
18 Jun 2011 9:58PM
You've put on a real show for us tonight Ronnie, both are very colourful and well composed

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