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Dad: I Can Ride and Rope With The Best of 'em by Kay Kempton Raade

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Dad is 97 and in a nursing home. He perks up when he puts his hat on. He used to be able to tell us about the old days, but he doesn’t talk much anymore .
He is a 3rd generation Montanan and was born in Prairie County, Montana in 1913. He grew up on the family ranch and did some ranching and worked as a county agent.
He is proud of his Swedish and Ogalala Sioux heritage -

Olympus 570UZ
Layers/ Textures added in CS4

Wildlife, people, dogs, ranches, mountains, cameras.

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  • Donna Ridgway
    Donna Ridgwayabout 5 years ago

    This is a nice tribute to your dad, Kay.

  • Oh, thanks, Donna. It’s bittersweet.

    – Kay Kempton Raade

  • Dawnsky2
    Dawnsky2about 5 years ago

    Congratulations your image has been

  • Thanks, Dad would be so proud!! I’m not sure I can make him understand.

    – Kay Kempton Raade

  • Dawnsky2
    Dawnsky2about 5 years ago

    awww, as soon as i saw his face, i just knew i was going to feature him this week :)

  • Thanks, I’m sooooo happy about it.

    – Kay Kempton Raade

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...about 5 years ago

    many congrats on your feature, stunning image,dawn

  • Thanks so much.

    – Kay Kempton Raade

  • BlackSwan
    BlackSwanabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful portrait!

  • Thank you so much!!

    – Kay Kempton Raade

  • I just spent the weekend visiting him and he didn’t recognize me at all. It was hard.

    – Kay Kempton Raade

  • Helen Akerstrom Photography
    Helen Akerstro...over 4 years ago

    Congrats Kay on your Top Ten place, thank you for entering my challenge!

  • GiselaSchneider
    GiselaSchneiderover 3 years ago

    This image of your Dad has always been one that I thought you really captured his spirit, grace and personality ! Kay, you have done a beautiful treatment with the texture and photographing him ! A real professional portrait done from the heart !!!

  • Thanks, Gisela. It was time to fix it and smooth it out a bit.

    – Kay Kempton Raade

  • GiselaSchneider
    GiselaSchneiderover 3 years ago

  • Jan Siemucha
    Jan Siemuchaover 3 years ago

    What a wonderful capture of your dad !
    Great tribute too.

  • Thanks so much, Jan.

    – Kay Kempton Raade

  • Sheila Laurens
    Sheila Laurensover 3 years ago

    Thank you for submitting your wonderful image to
    All In, Editing


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