Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Mounted Policeman

This mounted policeman was providing inconspicuous security for
 the Hartford Festival of Jazz in Bushnell Park last weekend. 


26 comments:

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

He might have been inconspicuous to some. Not to your camera.

brattcat said...

what a handsome horse. i love the way you've caught the sun on his flank.

Kate said...

I'm surprised that he is not surrounded by folks fascinated by mounted police. Try as he might, the horse and policeman are hardly inconspicuous! Hope you have shots of the Jazz Festival!

Malyss said...

We also have mounted policemen here, during summer. But the poor horses have much less greenery to enjoy than yours..

Halcyon said...

Everyone looks better on a horse. THey're such a great accessory. :)

Luis Gomez said...

Always good to have them around!

joo said...

Jazz in park sounds perfect, and this beautiful horse with his no less handsome (I hope) partner looks superb:)

Sharon said...

I'm seeing mounted police in different places more and more. I don't know why but, I'm always surprised to see one.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I love the way you've caught him from behind Jack, sitting observing the scene in front of him, looking out for possible ructions!! surely not in Hartford!!

Leif Hagen said...

Giddy up horsie, giddy up!

Cezar and Léia said...

Adorable horse, it's a beautiful sunny day at the park, very nice people can be security!
Léia

Birdman said...

The mounted patrol in our city was a victim of the economy. Tsk, tsk, tsk.

Sequim Daily Photo said...

I really like this shot Jack, it's like I'm there quietly observing too. It's a photo that made me think, I've sat staring at it for a few minutes now, lost in my own thoughts.

Jacob said...

Hiding out. I wonder where he's hiding his radar gun?

Love the shot, Jack.

Re palmettos: I have checked my crystal ball and do believe I see palmettos in your not too distant future!

Greet your better half from me, OK?

lizziviggi said...

I love that you chose this perspective of the patient policeman rather than getting in the thick of the crowd. It seems private, in a way, this spot so distant from the noisy revelry. Nicely done!

Randy said...

Beautiful horse. He's pretty far away to be threat though.

Sylvia K said...

Terrific capture and I love the horse! Looks like such a lovely, sunny day for the Jazz Festival! Hope your week is going well, Jack! Enjoy your day!

Sylvia

Lois said...

We have them here too! The sheriff's office calls them their "mounted posse".

cieldequimper said...

A jazz festival? I hope we'll get to see more of it.

Nice way to keep people safe. Horses do tend to scare the not-so-nice-crowds away...

RedPat said...

Smart of them to stick to the shade in this heat we are all having!

VP said...

This is really an unusual sight for us: every time I see mounted policemen I take a lot of pictures of them!

Cildemer said...

Great capture! Hope the horse loved the music too! He he he!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

The Lone Ranger making sure there is peace in the valley. The park looks like a great place to be.

Tash said...

What a super scene you've captured. The horse is so beautiful -- love the shades of rich brown. A watchful eye over a fun time.

Dianne said...

Very discreet security and nice to see he's resting that beautiful horse in the shade!

JM said...

Here we have the National Guard on horses, not exactly the police.