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Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, To All

Dec 24

In Thoughts at 9:31am

Have always enjoyed this picture. Made it years ago, during the Persian Gulf War. This kid’s mom was deployed, and she befriended a neighbor’s draft horse. A sweet picture for this weekend. A better shot, even sweeter, is over at my bud RC Concepcion’s blog. It’s one of the most beautiful pics of a kid with Santa, ever. Definitely go here.

Enjoy the weekend everybody, and many, many heartfelt thanks to all who occasionally stop by the blog…..best for 2012! More, as they say, tk…..

38 Responses to “Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, To All”

Kyle Jerichow says:

on December 24, 2011 at 9:33 am

Merry Christmas to you, your family, and everyone at your studio!

All the best,
Kyle

John KIle says:

on December 24, 2011 at 9:34 am

Merry Christmas Joe. Thanks for all that you do.
John

Alex says:

on December 24, 2011 at 9:37 am

And to you, thanks for a great blog in 2011.

lani says:

on December 24, 2011 at 9:40 am

the same to you and your family

Sebastian says:

on December 24, 2011 at 9:44 am

Merry Christmas Joe!
Thank you for all the inspiration, both verbal and visual. I hope that you are spending some quality time with your loved ones.

All the best!

Seb
PS: Still can’t wait for your book to arrive! :)

Rebekah says:

on December 24, 2011 at 9:45 am

Merry Christmas, Joe!

Ahmed Sharif says:

on December 24, 2011 at 9:46 am

Merry Christmas!! :)

Gary Loy says:

on December 24, 2011 at 9:54 am

Merry Christmas to you and yours, Joe.

I’m about halfway through Sketching Light. I’m savoring this one instead of plowing through in my usual fashion. I’m getting a lot out of this book and already looking forward to the next one, which I’m sure you’ll have ready in about six months. ;)

Bill Trudo says:

on December 24, 2011 at 11:11 am

I’m looking forward to reading your new book, thanks for your blog and a very enjoyable day at the Flashbus stop in Chicago! Have a great Christmas!

JayM says:

on December 24, 2011 at 11:28 am

All the best, Joe. My holidays will be a bit merrier as I have your new book to hole up with.

Matt Penning says:

on December 24, 2011 at 11:28 am

That was a great link. The journey to a perfect moment, and capture, well told.

Merry Christmas and Happy Leap Year to you, Joe. One added day next year to capture some light.

Donna Luker says:

on December 24, 2011 at 11:44 am

Warm wishes to you & those you care about!

nate geslin says:

on December 24, 2011 at 12:24 pm

Merry christmas to you sir!

Your new book is just what I needed for the holiday!

Scott Margetts says:

on December 24, 2011 at 12:45 pm

Merry Christmas Joe!

Wishing you and your family the very best of health and prosperity in 2012.

Sincerely,

Scott

Kristina Jacob says:

on December 24, 2011 at 1:03 pm

Merry Christmas Joe! Hope that you and everyone at the studio enjoys this holiday weekend!

~Kristina

Darren Elias says:

on December 24, 2011 at 2:18 pm

Merry Christmas to you and yours, Joe! (and to everyone else here!)

Darren

Richard cave says:

on December 24, 2011 at 3:58 pm

Happy Christmas to you and family,

Rich

Todd says:

on December 24, 2011 at 5:15 pm

Happy Holidays, Joe! I hope you have a great year in 2012.

Todd

Gary says:

on December 24, 2011 at 6:08 pm

Each time I come to Photoshop World I’m so inspired by what you and the other great photographers do.
This year was no different. But shortly after coming home from Las Vegas my wife was diagnosed with cancer (Hodgkin’s). This has been such a devastating kick in the teeth. But I know we will get through this.
Hardly a day goes by that I don’t look at some of your work. It soothes my soul and keeps me focused on one day being able to pick up my camera again.

Thanks for your inspiration and all you do. I look forward to more in 2012!

Chad Goldman says:

on December 24, 2011 at 9:03 pm

Merry christmas Joe!

Alex A. says:

on December 25, 2011 at 12:17 am

Merry Christmas Joe!

Doug says:

on December 25, 2011 at 1:36 am

This is a fantastic image, and it really shows the bonds that can develop between humans and horses. Merry Christmas to all!

Donfer says:

on December 25, 2011 at 2:35 am

Merry Christmas!! my dear Joe

Anders Wester says:

on December 25, 2011 at 10:01 am

Merry Christmas to you too Joe and to your family, and everyone at your studio.

And thank you for all the help and support during the year! Though not personal but through your blog, books and videos at Kelby Training. I didn’t thought that I as an amateur could learn that much, but hey, I guess i could! Keep up the good work and watch out for PSD! :-)

/Anders

Laura says:

on December 25, 2011 at 3:32 pm

Hey Joe(where you goin with that gun in your hand?) Best present was your new book Sketching Light! Can’t wait to dig my teeth into it!! Merry Christmas!

Andor says:

on December 25, 2011 at 3:36 pm

Merry Christmas!

Norm Cooper says:

on December 25, 2011 at 5:52 pm

my wife plunked a large gift in my lap this morning… heavy…book… lots of pages… words… pictures… thanks!

Simon says:

on December 25, 2011 at 6:07 pm

Merry Christmas to you & yours Joe. Thanks again for a wonderful year of contributions again too – you never cease to educate & inspire me.

John M. says:

on December 25, 2011 at 7:36 pm

Thanks for sharing that fabulous photo! Even more, thanks for sharing your insights, expertise, and humor. :-)

RC says:

on December 25, 2011 at 8:06 pm

While serving as a mentor and an inspiration to me, to be able to call you my friend is one of those gifts I cherish immensely. I should be so lucky to get half as good as you.

A Fan,
RC

John Mahan says:

on December 26, 2011 at 12:53 am

Joe — Wish you all the very best for this Holiday season, too. Thanks for all of your contributions — here on the blog, and throughout the industry, as well. I look forward to each and every post, so do please keep them coming. Heartfelt regards to you and everyone you love for this season, and for 2012. Keep-a-go! — mahan

Shaun White says:

on December 26, 2011 at 4:24 am

Thank you for sharing this image my kids & I absolutely love it. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Hector Segovia says:

on December 26, 2011 at 8:53 am

Thanks for the Wishes !
Looking forward to meet you at the Vancouver Workshops !
Will travel from México !
Feliz Navidad Joe !

Quinn says:

on December 26, 2011 at 7:50 pm

Joe, Congrats on a great year! Merry Christmas and wishes for a great next year!
Sketching Light is awesome, man… Very well worth the wait!! Thanks so much!
QK

Erin Wilson says:

on December 27, 2011 at 1:30 pm

I didn’t know that horses had facial expressions until I saw this image. A beautiful one to post for Christmas.

Thank you for taking time to blog throughout the year. It’s a real gift for many of us.

Peace :)

Ken Toney says:

on December 29, 2011 at 2:44 am

Joe, hope you have a great year in 2012, I’m looking forward to seeing what you come up with! I also hope to see you again soon, have really enjoyed all the seminars/instruction I’ve been fortunate to receive from you! Tell Annie I said Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!

KT

Jack says:

on December 29, 2011 at 9:06 am

I really like your photos, hope to see more amazing shot from you. Thanks I wish a great next year!

RobyFabro says:

on December 29, 2011 at 4:17 pm

Wishing you lots of health and exitment for the 2011! Thanks for your great work (I’m reading your last book btw). Wishing you the best “light” the new year can bring you!
Take care

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