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Brood mares beginning the annual move to winter pasture up the valley.

The riders were ranch owners Molly and Clay West, and Clay’s father, Jim (somewhere in the dust).

Cherry Creek, NV

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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.

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  • Lynn Bawden
    Lynn Bawdenabout 5 years ago

    What a beautiful capture, Arla. I remember having to stop and escort traffic in Douglas County when cattle were brought out of the high country…Lynn

  • Thank you, Lynn!

    I was so fortunate to be allowed to follow the herd all the way from their camp above town, to theiir winter range about 12 miles away.

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • barnsis
    barnsisabout 5 years ago

    Great image, the dust is a great part of the image. like it in the sepia tone.

  • Thanks! I agree; the dust made the shot. :)

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsyabout 5 years ago

    Excellent capture… Love the sepia tone..

  • Thanks very much, Rosemaree!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Lynn Bawden
    Lynn Bawdenabout 5 years ago

    How fun this must have been for you, Arla~Lynn

  • Judy Grant
    Judy Grantabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful !!!:)

  • Thank you, Judy!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Enivea
    Eniveaabout 5 years ago

    Terrific capture and treatment.

  • Thanks so much, Enivea!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • RickGeorge
    RickGeorgeabout 5 years ago

    Like the flow here Arla…a strong image

  • Thanks a bunch, Rick!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • RodeoImagesAus
    RodeoImagesAusabout 5 years ago

    Looks wonderful with the sepia tone. AS though we are looking at a photo taken many years ago. Beautiful

  • Thank you very much, Rosemaree!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • vaquera
    vaqueraabout 5 years ago

    Love it !

  • Thanks, Vaquera!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • tgarrett
    tgarrettabout 5 years ago

    While the dust certainly adds a realistic quality, IMHO it’s a strong, very engaging
    photograph with or without it. Great job Arla.

  • Thank you so very much, Tom.Texan!

    IMO, the dust lends the sense of motion that would not be there, otherwise. Your comments are always appreciated. :)

    – Arla M. Ruggles

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