Decided to put the images together to have enough for a calendar…will not be constructing the calendar till RB allows the change of the year…wish it was now…I’d purchase many Calendars for 2010 if they were available…Early Christmas shopping!!!
Anyway…here is my favorite face to photograph, so you best get ready to see 12 Black and White captures over the next week or so as I start downloading and preparing for the calendar…
All of the shots in this series were taken at an old abandonded dude ranch out in the desert east of Mesquite, Nevada.
Hope you enjoy our efforts…For those of you who do not already know, Bonnie (the model) is my step daughter and I have been photographing her since she was young teen.
We have waaaay to much fun together…she is the daughter I never had…
Thanks for viewing my photography


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I enjoy a full time career as a working Fine Art Artist and Natural Lifestyle Photographer.
To me, my art and photography is the best way to express what I see around me.
I also teach both mediums and I host 3 and 4 day Art and Photography Workshop Retreats through my private studio on my desert property in Nevada/Arizona.
I formed Elbow Canyon Fine Art & Photography Retreats several years ago to offer my students a unique one-on-one instruction.
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  • Elizabeth Bravo
    Elizabeth Bravoabout 5 years ago

    I remember the first one…this is just as nice Susan. I really love the contrasts with her dark shirt and hat and the desert in the back ground. GREAT SHOT!!

  • Thanks Elizabeth…we always have a great time on our shoots and the old dude ranch is just perfect with it’s stark feeling…

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • Barbara Manis
    Barbara Manisabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful, you are both awesome!

  • Thanks Barbara…such a wonderful comment!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • CarolM
    CarolMabout 5 years ago

    She’s the prettiest cowgirl in Nevada!!! Great shot, Susan.

  • Thanks Carol..I’ll relay the comment!!!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • Sean Jansen
    Sean Jansenabout 5 years ago

    The B&W captures are just awesome. Well done !!

  • Yes I love B&W!!! Thanks Sean!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • ritaagostinelli
    ritaagostinelliabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful composition….your slow unveiling is fun!! :))

  • LOL…it isn’t slow…it is just when I find time !!! Thanks my friend!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • Oncemore
    Oncemoreabout 5 years ago

    Love this capture of her…beautiful:)

  • Thanks Vanessa…good to hear from you!!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • Jan Landers
    Jan Landersabout 5 years ago

    i really like this one, susan….but then i will probably say that about all of them….they are all so good….great calendar this will be….

  • Yes I am hoping I selected the best ones from this shoot…more to come, Thanks Jan!!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • barnsis
    barnsisabout 5 years ago

    Ahh, my favorite model also, love the far away look to this one.

  • It was getting hot and we were tired..but end of the day shots can be the best…thanks Byron!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • OliPhotography
    OliPhotographyabout 5 years ago

    amazing image, very nice portrait.

  • Thanks so much for viewing my work..appreciate it!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • artist4peace
    artist4peaceabout 5 years ago

    love it…

  • Thanks for stopping by!!! Appreciate it!

    – Susan Bergstrom

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