" Devil`s Rope " by JohnDSmith


Small (16.4" x 20.2")

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In the 1870`s the ranchers in the western part of the U.S.A. were looking for something to fence their vast holdings of land with,….Barbed wire was cheap and easy to put up,…So it became the wire that fenced in the west,…. People that didn`t like it called it the Devil`s Rope,…..Taken in Mountain Park,Okla.,U.S.A.

Sony A100
Tamron 10/24 lens
ISO 100
As of 12/13/12
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Great Plains of North America
Live, Love, Dream
Rural Around The Globe
Nature And Man
Old Things
The Wild West Show
Backyard Photography/Art No Macro
Remember When


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  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersabout 4 years ago

    The wealthy ranchers here still go to great lengths to keep people out-big old locks on big old gates. LOL. I can see how this would keep people out. A great find, John.

  • Lori your comments & fav. are very much appreciated,…

    – JohnDSmith

  • Corri Gryting Gutzman
    Corri Gryting ...about 4 years ago

    Great capture!

  • That`s a great comment & fav.,….I thank you,…

    – JohnDSmith

  • kurrawinya
    kurrawinyaabout 4 years ago

    aaw, who couln’t like the stuff?!? lol! I personally like the gear far more than plain wire =)

    and lovely shot John =) I really like it =)

  • Penny,…I thank you,…

    – JohnDSmith

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonabout 4 years ago

    Great comp and capture

  • Joy,… for the comment and fav.,….I thank you,..

    – JohnDSmith

  • hereforfun
    hereforfunabout 4 years ago

    Fabulous rural scene John, great capture and pov

  • Trudi,…I thank you very much for your comment and fav.

    – JohnDSmith

  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusabout 4 years ago

    Excellent comp and capture John someone didn’t finish the job it seems.

  • Steven,.. for your fav. & comment I thank you,…..Appreciated,…

    – JohnDSmith

  • bobby1
    bobby1about 4 years ago

    great capture

  • Thank you very much for your comment & fav……Your # 1

    – JohnDSmith

  • Vikki Shedden Photography
    Vikki Shedden ...about 4 years ago

    Hi John
    Having been caught up in it many times when trying to climb through fences I would could it Devils Rope for sure. I never manage to get through without ripping something :-(
    Nice photograph!


  • I appreciate you fav. and comment very much,..Thank you,..

    – JohnDSmith

  • DryFlyPhoto
    DryFlyPhotoabout 4 years ago

    Great Title for a typical Great Plains scene.

  • Scott,… I thank you very much for you comments and fav.,…Much appreciated,..

    – JohnDSmith

  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful shot John- pov is perfect!

  • Thank you,…your very kind,..

    – JohnDSmith

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