Sunday, December 11, 2011

On Guard

This mounted Hartford police officer watched over the skating kids last Monday night.
You saw his horse and him in the summer, quietly providing security for another Bushnell Park event.  He finds a spot out of the action, where he can calmly survey the scene without attracting a lot of attention.

25 comments:

Karl said...

I love this scene, Jack, beautiful shot!
We don't have police officers with horses here...

cieldequimper said...

Though I see a lot of mounted police in Versailles, they weren't at the Christmas market, lol! Cool night shot!

Steffe said...

He probably noticed you and wanted to be photographed again.

brattcat said...

what a beautiful shot, jack.

Farmchick said...

Nice to see him on the scene.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

It must be a trick to avoid attention while on a horse.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Lovely shot Jack, I love that his 'partner' is a horse, I bet they are pretty well known around your area.

VP said...

Nice composition with the Christmas tree in background!

Sylvia K said...

What a great shot, Jack! Love the Christmas tree in the background, too! Always great to know there are those great men and women that provide security for us all! I love his "partner", too! Have a beautiful day!

Sylvia

Halcyon said...

Another great night shot! I love that tree in the background. And the lighting on the officer is eerily perfect! :)

Luis Gomez said...

Nice shot Jack!

Sharon said...

He's in such a great holiday spot for your photo with that tree in the background.

Randy said...

Great looking tree and horse!

RedPat said...

Great shot Jack! I think that horse would attract attention no matter how hard he tried to hide.

Lowell said...

We used to have mounted police in downtown Ocala - patrolling. The horses went away; to where I do not know.

Then the tried officers on bikes, and then on Segways. All gone now.

I think some cops drive around in cars. Must be safer that way. For the cops.

Nice light on this shot!

Kate said...

The mounted police are a HUGE draw in our city. I doubt if they could be unobtrusive if they tried. Such good coverage for events!!

Birdman said...

Just plain cool. We lost our mounted patrol 'bout 5 years ago... $$$$$$$$$.

Lorelle said...

Though you say he tries to stay out of the action, I'm sure the kids skating find him fun.

Regina K said...

Nice to know someone watches over the patrons. I like how you captured the man on the ground in conversation with the officer.

Dawn said...

It's always so neat when we see the man and his horse like the "good old days" in today's world;D

I like the lighting here.

Bob Crowe said...

Love the composition and weird color/light. It looks like a detailed comic book illustration.

SRQ said...

Love the Christmas tree in the background -- festive scene. It must get pretty busy for law enforcement to bring out the mounted patrol.

jennyfreckles said...

Nice image Jack. I imagine you can see a lot more from high up on a horse. The horse looks very patient.

JM said...

Now, that's a great night shot, Jack!

Could you please block the URL that shows when you click on my blog? Maybe it doesn't show anymore. As I told you before, I don't see it and don't know what to do... Sorry again.

CaT said...

in the dark, this could as well be the boston common...!