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).

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Comments

  • Lynn Bawden
    Lynn Bawdenalmost 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
    barnsisalmost 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
    Bootiewootsyalmost 5 years ago

    Excellent capture… Love the sepia tone..

  • Thanks very much, Rosemaree!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Lynn Bawden
    Lynn Bawdenalmost 5 years ago

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

  • Judy Grant
    Judy Grantalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful !!!:)

  • Thank you, Judy!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Enivea
    Eniveaalmost 5 years ago

    Terrific capture and treatment.

  • Thanks so much, Enivea!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • RickGeorge
    RickGeorgealmost 5 years ago

    Like the flow here Arla…a strong image

  • Thanks a bunch, Rick!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • RodeoImagesAus
    RodeoImagesAusalmost 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
    vaqueraalmost 5 years ago

    Love it !

  • Thanks, Vaquera!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • tgarrett
    tgarrettalmost 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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