Shooting The West

I love photographing our Texas but sometimes the call to go elsewhere is inevitable.
My wife and I recently spent a week in the Laramie mountains outside of Douglas, Wyoming working on a book project for a very prominent rancher and equine advocate. Unlike current conditions in Texas, the region had received moisture and the country nothing less than heavenly! I am all Texan but must admit this ranch is AWESOME with the people therein on the same level. We will be shooting on and off in this region for something over a year. One of those photography jobs that is good for the soul!
A big land with enormous skies and some great light to boot! Indeed it was so refreshing to see a country so lush and green! Hope you enjoy!

Wooden fence in the foothills at sunset. Canon 5D Mark II with Canon 17mm F4.0L Tilt Shift at ISO 100.

 

Last light of day in a big country. Canon 5D Mark II and Canon 70-200 F2.8L. ISO 100.

 

Big sky country. Canon 5D Mark II and Canon 24-105 F4.0L lens. ISO 100.

 

Hay production is maximized with irrigation in the valleys along the North Platte River. Canon 5D Mark II and Canon 70-200 F2.8L lens. ISO 100.

 

Last check on the herd. Canon 5D Mark II and Canon 70-200 F2.8L lens. ISO 100.

 

Great blood line in the horse herd. Canon 5D Mark II and Canon 70-200 F2.8L lens. ISO 100.

 

Some of the best Red Angus cattle in the country. Canon 5D Mark II and Canon 70-200 F2.8L lens. ISO 100.

 

Thunder across the sage brush hills. Canon 5D Mark II and Canon 70-200 F2.8L lens. ISO 400.

 

A little country school that has seen too many wild Wyoming winters. Canon 5D Mark II and Canon 17mm F4.0L Tilt Shift lens. ISO 50.

3 comments

  1. Kathy says:

    I LOVE these shots of the West. Especially the one with the country farm. And the ones with the horses. You caught the true essence and beauty in each one.

  2. Frank Gilbert says:

    Love your work and have been following since your story/photo of the Roadrunner several years ago. Tech Ex ’66. Love the Pitchfork and 6666 country and look at your place every time I go to Lubbock from Denton. Thanks for your work and the remembrances.. Franl

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