view sourceprint? 01 Ramblings from a Ranch Wife: "I'll Rope, or Take Pictures!"

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"The darkest nights produce the brightest stars"

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

"I'll Rope, or Take Pictures!"

My sister asked me yesterday "Do you ever HELP with the ground crew? Or do you just show up and say "I'll rope, or take pictures."

We've been very busy branding the last month and a half.  I take my camera every branding and take hundreds of pictures.  I very easily have 1,000 pictures saved on my computer of just brandings, and I've only had the computer 1 year now!

I started to notice last spring that a lot of my branding pictures look pretty much the same.  There is some variation, maybe one of the cowboys got a new hat, or is riding a different horse, but otherwise they looked a lot a like.

These last few brandings I have been looking for something different that catches the eye.  Trying different angles, and looking at ropers, horses, and calves differently, trying to get a different perspective.

These are just a few of the pictures I took yesterday.  I am really happy with how they turned out.  I spent a lot of time squatting in the dirt and trying to be just enough in the way to get a good picture, but far enough out of the way to not get ran over!  That is in between branding every calf that was on the ground.  Because I do do some work on the ground too, not just rope!  =)

This is definitely my favorite picture from yesterday!


  1. Nice frame on the last one. -SW

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