I finally got my ride photo yesterday via email. Our local (or somewhat local) ride photographers Rene Baylor & Bill Gore SPOIL us here. They are the photographers that have taken probably most of the photos that I show on my blog, unless otherwise stated. They are usually positioned at hard to get spots and also split up so you get two different views. Then they take a pile o' photos, run to get them developed in town and are back at ride camp by the time you finish. To top it off they charge $20 for the stack!! I hope they never stop what they are doing!! They also took the Cougar Rock photos which I have from 2012. Just LOVE those!! And I bought enlargements from them to frame.
Anyway, this photographer is a little more "high maintenance". She took photos of Ali'i & I when we rode with Donna & Lily 2 years ago and they were in a river, and were not so exciting I wanted to pay the high dollar for them. With all the incredible views of the ride, those seems like a waste. This photo, while I love it, is a low res AND I blew it up a tiny bit because it came to me very small. The 8 x 10 is much more out of my price range and about 2x's more than what I'd pay a dog show photographer. So, this is where it will sit, on my blog and not framed on a wall.