I am gearing up for my June 2015 Casper, Wyoming Old West Photo Workshop.
In going though my files from past workshops, I came across some of my favorite photographs of the Old West, and decided to add some captions. Here ya go, pardner.
Opening image: Waiting for you. The longing eyes of this cowboy are the main subjects of this photograph. As in many of my images, I try to capture the mood and feeling of the subject – the most important element in a photograph.
Above: Riding hard, riding the herd. Cowboys don’t just ride hard, they ride herd – riding along with the cattle or horses. I feel as though this image captures that togetherness.
Above: Boot and spur. Detail shots help to tell the story, and as a photographer, I am a storyteller.
Above: Trail boss and greenhorn. To me, the ruggedness and confident posture of the cowboy in the foreground says, “trail boss.” The silhouette of a younger and thinner cowboy in the background says, “greenhorn.”
Above: Yee-ha! This cowboy’s “yee-ha” said it all! Putting him slightly out of focus adds a sense of mystery to the image.
Above: End of the day. I actually took this picture at the end of a long day of photographing this cowboy and cowgirl. They deserved a break, alone and quite by a pond.
Above: Mystery cowboy. By including only the shadow of the off-camera cowboy in my frame I added a sense of mystery and drama to the image. Not being able to see the cowgirl’s eyes also adds a sense of mystery to the image.
I hope to see you on my Capser Photo Workshop!
Explore the light,
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