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Taken 11/7/2010 just outside of Mountain Park,Oklahoma U.S.A.,…
Posted image 11/6/2011
1/125 sec.
Tamron 10/24mm lens
ISO 80

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When I look at this old shack,…..I see a lonely cowboy,…riding horse back across the open range.
With the approaching storm,.. he`s hoping he can find shelter from it.

The big rancher`s back then would have many of those small shacks out on the open range,…They would use them when they would go out to check on their cattle,.. When you have a 4 or 5 thousand acre ranch,..It`s much to big to ride on horseback in a days time,…

These old cabins wouldn`t have much,…A straw bed or two,…..A few dry beans,a little flour,lard….and a old wood cook stove of some kind,…Usally there would be some water near by too,….a well,.or a creek that had running water most of the time.

The rancher`s really didn`t care if someone took shelter from a storm as they were riding by,….
In those day`s most people appreciated the fact,.. that there were old shacks like this,….So they didn`t do any harm to the place or take anything that was not theirs,….
Dedicated to all the hard working ranch hands out there putting in a hard days work

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  • Lyn Evans
    Lyn Evansalmost 3 years ago

    This is really gorgeous John…what a lovely image.

  • Thank you Lyn,……APPRECIATED SO VERY MUCH !

    – JohnDSmith

  • Trudi's Images
    Trudi's Imagesalmost 3 years ago

    Lovely lighting and shot John

  • Hi Trudi,…..Pleased by your comment,…..THANK YOU !

    – JohnDSmith

  • fotoflossy
    fotoflossyalmost 3 years ago

    I love this! Awesome work John!

  • Thank you Tammy,…MUCH APPRECIATED !

    – JohnDSmith

  • Qnita
    Qnitaalmost 3 years ago

    Nice photograph, John!

  • Thank you my friend,…….APPRECIATED !

    – JohnDSmith

  • julie08
    julie08almost 3 years ago

    Wonderful light and colors – great shot :)

  • Thank you Julie,…..APPRECIATED !

    – JohnDSmith

  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...almost 3 years ago

    Superb capture, John and your words conjured up that cowboy hoping to take shelter – lovely visual story telling – x

  • Thank you Mattie,……APPRECIATED !

    – JohnDSmith

  • Deepak Varghese
    Deepak Varghesealmost 3 years ago

    Fantastic composition John… and love the description.

  • Thank you Deepak,……..APPRECIATED !

    – JohnDSmith

  • Kathilee
    Kathileealmost 3 years ago

    Great info John and fantastically captured…love the clouds and the windswept grass

  • Hi Kathilee,….Pleased by your comment,……THANK YOU !

    – JohnDSmith

  • lorilee
    lorileealmost 3 years ago

    A wonderful capture!!!!

  • Thank you Lori,…….APPRECIATED !

    – JohnDSmith

  • mom23girls
    mom23girlsalmost 3 years ago

    Lovely image!

  • Thank you so very much,……APPRECIATED !

    – JohnDSmith

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