Thursday, November 13, 2008

End of the Day Cowboy

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Here's another one of my favorite models from the "Shoot Out" at Doug Prine's ranch.
This cowboy was a favorite of all of us, in fact. He has a wonderfully photogenic horse, he was agreeable to do anything we asked, and always kept a willing, servant's attitude. I stayed till the end of the day Saturday to catch the afternoon light on him, and it was well worth it.
We began Saturday early with the cowboys working cattle for us, and I got some GREAT cow punching photos. We continued to a local creek where we could photograph Indians and cowboys and 19th century bathing beauties. It ended back at Doug's ranch, and this cowboy worked with us all day. He had to be some worn out, but I suspect he still kept working on into the evening for other photographers who wanted some interior, candlelit and gaslight scenes. I was out of money so I left at sundown (we were required to pay each model $5 in each scene set-up). I had spent $300 on models during the course of 2 days, and that was my budgeted limit. If I go back next year, I will probably wait until later in the day to start and then stay for the interior evening and campfire scenes. I can only do so much at a time! Besides, I'm just learning to paint daylight - evening scenes will have to wait.
Matthew 26:41
"Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak."

1 comment:

PAT MEYER -- said...

I agree he was a great model. Wonderful job on the horse. Sounds like this was too much fun.