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Tamron 55-200mm
Outdooors in natural light.

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arla ruggles, ethnic art, indigenous woman, mature, native american, nevada, portrait, western

Great Basin Life exists … between … high desert expanses and majestic mountain wilderness.

Daily, I watch the winds of change sweeping away what remains of our western culture and heritage, and the land that has produced them.

My mission is to preserve as much as I can, of that which will soon vanish, through my photography.

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  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganover 5 years ago

    beautiful capture:)

  • Thank you, Marsbub!
    She is a delightful subject to work with!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • robarmstrong
    robarmstrongover 5 years ago

    What a wonderful shot, well captured!

  • Thank you, Robert!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Sally Omar
    Sally Omarover 5 years ago

    This is gorgeous…it touches the heart!!!!!!!!!! xoxoxoxooxox

  • Thank you so much, Sally!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Pinkham
    Pinkhamover 5 years ago

    Lovely title for a powerful shot.

  • Thank you!
    I appreciate your comment!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Marion  Cullen
    Marion Cullenover 5 years ago

    Excellent portrait, and a most aptly titled piece.

  • Thank you, very much!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Susan Bergstrom
    Susan Bergstromover 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture!

  • Thank you so much, Susan!
    Most of the credit should go to the model.
    She simply has “presence”.

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Rebecca Bryson
    Rebecca Brysonover 5 years ago

    This is most excellent!! Fantastic portraiture!

  • Thank you, Rebecca!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Sally Omar
    Sally Omarover 5 years ago

  • Thank you for featuring this image in “The Sisterhood”!
    I am elated!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • arvyart
    arvyartover 5 years ago

    Very professional and forceful capture! That’s right, the model deserves compliments as the photographer does. Indeed they work as one big whole. Modesty adorns people. However, the photographer picks up what should be captured and the detailed way it has be done. Congrats!

  • Thanks, so much!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • yolanda
    yolandaover 5 years ago

    Beautiful portrait and the title describes her perfectly. Well done ;-)

  • Thanks so much for the comment (and fav), Yolanda.
    Greatly appreciated!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

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