He was moving! I was moving — behind and parallel on a dirt road. The sun was sinking so fast, I thought shooting would be futile … but I shot anyway. No regrets.

Wild Stallion (2008)
Northern Steptoe Valley – Eastern Nevada

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Canon 55-200mm

Motion blur zoom effect occurred accidentally in-camera.

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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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  • Royald
    Royaldabout 5 years ago

    oooh me likey! fantastic work!

  • Thanks very much, Diane!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Barbara  Brown
    Barbara Brownabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful light and motion!

  • Thank you, Barbara~

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Gabrielle  Hope
    Gabrielle Hopeabout 5 years ago


  • Thanks, Gabrielle!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

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

    wow a cracker of a picture, stunning,dawnx

  • Thanks a lot, Dawn!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Enivea
    Eniveaabout 5 years ago

    What a wonderful ‘accident’! Love the effect, stunning shot!!

  • Thanks, Enivea!

    I was pleased with it … the mustang was moving along so fast, glowing in the afternoon light. I felt lucky to capture him at all, . ;)

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • jillijude1
    jillijude1about 5 years ago


  • Thank you, jillijude1!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Judy Grant
    Judy Grantabout 5 years ago

    Love it Arla !! Very dramatic !

  • Thank you, Judy!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • barnsis
    barnsisabout 5 years ago

    Excellent work, the lighting and blur gives this a mystic quality.

  • Thank you so much!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • JCailliau
    JCailliauabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful Arla, how I would love to see one of these majestic animals running free…

  • I hope you do, one day, Joan! It is a sight that affects one on a soul level.

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Lynn Bawden
    Lynn Bawdenabout 5 years ago

    WOW! waht a capture. I really love the highlights on the stallion and the action shot, Arla~Lynn

  • Thanks a lot, Lynn!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

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