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Schell Creek Mountains
Eastern Nevada, USA

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arla ruggles, horses, landscape, equine, livestock, nature, nevada, west, western, cowboy

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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  • arvyart
    arvyartover 5 years ago

    This is a great capture depicting moment of living in the majesty of high desert. Looks very beautiful! Everything: the sky, mountains, the sunlight strip in the wild open space, junipers, sage brushes, horses, the cowboy, and WATER, the real treasure of the high desert. Yes, something has driven me to look (by the eyes of my knowledge, experience, and immagination I guess) what is beyond that beauty. It’s a hard hard work to survive in that harsh however, amazing environment. Truth, we all work hard. It just about different aspects of it. But it’s worth it anyhow for the sole purpose of such a glorious moments we have. One of them is skillfully captured as above. I love it!

  • Wow! Arvy, thank you for your most observant analysis, and high compliments!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • CraigsMom
    CraigsMomover 5 years ago

    Beautiful shot, Arla! I agree with everything arvyart said!!!

  • Thanks so much, Mary-Ann!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganover 5 years ago

    lol love that title and such a great shot!

  • Thank you, Tina. I’m glad you like this!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Dawnsky2
    Dawnsky2over 5 years ago

    wow,, a most impressive shot Arla :)

  • Thank you, Laura!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

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

    outstanding picture, just beuatiful,dawnx

  • Thanks, very much, dawnx!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • David  Hibberd
    David Hibberdover 5 years ago

    Beautiful Arla

  • Thanks so much, David!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Susan Bergstrom
    Susan Bergstromover 5 years ago

    There really is nothing like being with horses in freedom…

  • The human subject here is something of a horse whisperer, posessing an uncanny affinity with them …. I am more attuned to dogs. :)

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • VickiOBrien
    VickiOBrienover 5 years ago

    Great shot Arla…this garners my vote for the tunes challenge…well done!

  • Thanks very much, Vicki!!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Pilgrim
    Pilgrimover 5 years ago

    I love the sense of space and stillness in this.

  • Thank you!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Polly Peacock
    Polly Peacockabout 5 years ago

    Arla, I could just dive right into your pictures – this is so stunning and captures my heart, as I truly love horses and Nevada too!! Excellent shot!! :))))))))

  • Thanks so much, Polly!!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

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