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See some past photo entries below.

See an index of all past photos here.

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We welcome your pictures. We're looking for images that give a glimpse of the ranching, cowboy, and rural and working life of the West of today and yesterday. We're looking for vintage photos and contemporary photos: family photos, images of where you live and work, and the area around you. 

If you have a photo to share, email us for information about sending it to us.


 

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We welcome your photos.

We're looking for images that give a glimpse of the ranching, cowboy, and rural and working life of the West of today and yesterday. We welcome vintage and contemporary photos:  family photos, images of where you live and work, and the area around you. 

Share your part of the West or the West of your past. To send photos and their descriptions, just email them to us.   


previous  photos

index of all photos

 

See an index of all past photos here.

Find the current photos here.

 
 

November 12, 2012

Colorado professional photographer, poet, and working ranch woman Nikole Yost Morgan shares some recent Fall scenes and comments on the photographs. Further below, there's an additional photograph and her poem inspired by the scene:
 


photograph © 2012, nikole morgan, www.wildoutwestphotography.com
"Gold Veiled Cowboy"

This picture was taken while my husband and I were out looking for stray pairs that had not come down off of our Forest Service Leases yet. Just another shot made possible by the amazing fall we had.

 


photograph © 2012, nikole morgan, www.wildoutwestphotography.com
"Shut the Gate"

I call this picture "Shut the Gate" because we were shutting the gate on the final few cows found at the end of fall gathering. Everything had been found and brought off of the high country Forest Service leases and another year of summer grazing done.

 


photograph © 2012, nikole morgan, www.wildoutwestphotography.com

"Ridin' In"

Finishing up a day of preconditioning calves, my nephew, my husband, and my brother-in-law ride back to the trailers to load their horses.

 


photograph © 2012, nikole morgan, www.wildoutwestphotography.com

"Engaging"

After moving pairs to a fresh pasture, we were waiting for the cows and calves to pair up. An engaging conversation seemed to be taking place. Not two weeks after this picture was taken and I had named it "Engaging" this couple became "engaged" to be wed. I'll soon be taking their engagement photos.
 

Some of these photos are included in her popular calendar, which is available at her web site, wildoutwestphotography.com, and through her Facebook page.


photograph © 2012, nikole morgan, www.wildoutwestphotography.com
"A Swish of the Tail"

I love to get different perspectives with my photographs. Something about where I was sitting on my horse made me really like this shot. It has become one of my favorites. Having it on my computer as a background and looking at it everyday made a poem pop into my head. I love how they go together!


A Swish of the Tail

      A swish of the tail,
      and on down the trail,
      ...this cowhorse knows his job.
      There's no fret or worry,
      no reason to hurry,
      and "Joe" don't weave or bob.

      Just give him the reins,
      and no constraints,
      and watch this seasoned horse work.
      He'll make your job easy,
      just pray the days breezy,
      and sit back and enjoy with a smirk.

      There aint none like Joe,
      he moves like a flow,
      and cuts like a cat on the prowl.
      He walks right out,
      don't make ya shout,
      and boogers don't set him afoul.

      A one-man horse,
      get on him of course,
      and you'll find yourself eatin' dirt.
      The cowboy who's ridin',
      thinks highly and mighten,
      take to ya his rawhide quirt.

      Don't insult ole Joe,
      you'll show what ya know,
      and respect, you surely won't get.
      Don't brag on yer pony,
      he'll prove if yer phony,
      cause on Joe he'll take any bet.

      Ride only the best,
      his Grand Daddy's attest,
      so you can bet he don't ride no knob.
      A swish of the tail,
      and on down the trail,
      this cowhorse knows his job.

 
     © 2012, Nikole Yost Morgan
      This poem may not be reprinted or reposted without the author's permission.

 

Nikole Yost Morgan has shared photos previously in Picture the West:

Colorado ranch photos, part 1

 Colorado ranch photos, part 2

  "Dust" and other photos ( "Dust" was featured as our 2012 National Day of the Cowboy Art Spur)

 


photograph of Nikole Yost Morgan by John Michael Leppert

Find more about Nikole Yost Morgan and more of her work
at her web site,
www.wildoutwestphotography.com, on her Facebook page, and at  Etsy.

See our feature about Nikole Yost Morgan and her deep Western roots here.

 


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