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Above Steptoe Valley from the Schell Creek Mountain Range
Eastern Nevada

  1. Steptoe Valley Photographers’ Association
  2. The Feature Fraternity
  3. Your Magic Place
  4. Simply Horses
  5. The Wild West Show

Available as standard 8×10 Print


Canon 350D EOS
Tamron 18/55mm + UV filter

Corel Photo Impact x3 + PaintShop Pro x7

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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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  • marcusjohn
    marcusjohnabout 6 years ago

    Wonderful scene. The horse gives it such a solitude feel, you almost feel sorry.. Looks like beautiful country

  • Thank you for comment, marcusjohn!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • artyfifi
    artyfifiabout 6 years ago

    Peaceful, wild & beautiful. I agree with marcusjohn…there is a real feeling of solitude.
    Great shot!! Wonderful composition…… Visited Nevada, few years back & the wild beauty of Red Rock canyonand the surrouding area blew me a way.

  • Thanks, Artyfifi!
    I’m glad you like it.

    There definitely are some amazing places in NV! :)

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • arvyart
    arvyartabout 6 years ago

    Amazing! I’d comment, however, I’m stil speechless.

  • Thank you, Arvy! This was taken from above the pond on the Lonesome Rabbit Ranch; across the valley. If you know where to look, you can see Cherry Creek. ;)

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Kate Purdy
    Kate Purdyabout 6 years ago

    Wonderful image…so tranquil

  • Thank you, Kate. Much appreciated!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganabout 6 years ago


  • Thanks so much,

    Tina! I greatly appreciate your comments.

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Ozgal
    Ozgalabout 6 years ago

    This is just so lovely

  • Thank you, OzGal!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Arla M. Ruggles
    Arla M. Rugglesabout 6 years ago

    Thank you! Thank you for featuring both Heroes’ Reward and Twilight Panorama on Wild West today!

    That made my day x 2!

  • Ken McElroy
    Ken McElroyalmost 6 years ago

    Just stumbled on this one Arla – another masterpiece – the color is perfect and the composition as well.

  • Ooops! Sorry I didn’t catch this post sooner, Ken - I greatly appreciate your comment!!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Mitchell Tillison
    Mitchell Tillisonalmost 6 years ago

    A beautiful shot, Arla. You’ve really captured the majesty of the mountains and the treatment you’ve given it is perfect. Great shot!

  • Thanks very much, BH!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • John Linton
    John Lintonalmost 6 years ago

    F A B U L O U S !

  • Thanks, John – I’m glad you like it!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

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