Journey's End by Arla M. Ruggles

Northern Steptoe Valley – Eastern Nevada, USA
(2009.DEC.02 & 2009.DEC.20)

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On the first day of December, I was privileged to follow the movement of a fair-sized herd of ranch horses to their winter range. An exciting photo op, and I was pleased with my images …….

Canon 350D EOS
Sigma 70-300 mm

However, given some 500 frames, they started to seem mundane, and I found only a handful worth processing – at the time.

A few days ago, with fresh powder on the ground, we got that winter pink sky that I look forward to, this time of year.

Canon 350D EOS
Canon 18-55 mm

Composite image (digital double-exposure)
Corel PhotoImpact x3

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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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  • David  Hibberd
    David Hibberdover 5 years ago

    Superb capture Arla! Merry christmas and a wonderful new year to you.

  • Thanks very much, Davo!
    Happy Holidays to you, too!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Ken McElroy
    Ken McElroyover 5 years ago

    Spectacular capture – the light play on the horses the colors . . . a real work of art Arla, congrats on this one. Thanks for this Christmas present.

  • Thanks very much, Ken!!

    Happy Holidays!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Ken McElroy
    Ken McElroyover 5 years ago

  • Oh WOW!! Thanks again, Ken!!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • laurav
    lauravover 5 years ago

    Stunning! So beautiful!

  • Thanks very much, Laura!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • riata66
    riata66over 5 years ago


  • Thank you, Riata!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Anna Shaw
    Anna Shawover 5 years ago

    The whole certainly is greater than the sum of its parts. This is very skillfully manipulated and I congratulate you on a fabulous end result.

  • Thanks so much, Anna!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Judy Grant
    Judy Grantover 5 years ago

    Another beautiful work of art !!!!!

  • Thank you very much, Judy!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Jeanne  Nations
    Jeanne Nationsover 5 years ago

    this is a masterpiece really beautiful work Arla !!

  • Thanks a lot, Jeanne!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Lynn Bawden
    Lynn Bawdenover 5 years ago

    Superb shot, Arla. What a beautiful Eastern Nevada sky ~ Lynn

  • Thanks, Lynn!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Appel
    Appelover 5 years ago

    Arla! How beautiful!! You combined the two images masterfully! A fav for me!

  • Hi Ann!

    Thanks for the comment and FAV!
    And Merry Christmas!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

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