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This is Page 121.

See some past photo entries below.

See an index of all past photos here.

See Page 1 here with the current photos.

 

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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If you enjoy this feature, you may also be interested in our 
Western Memories Project, the personal recollections—many with photos—contributed by BAR-D visitors.  Your stories and photos are welcome.



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

Week of April 15, 2013

Last week we featured Texas photographer Lori Ann Scott-Johnson's (lascottphotography.com) images documenting The Joyful Horse Project and their Healing with Horses pilot program in which military veterans work with rescue horses.

Her body of work includes photography from locations such as South Africa, Italy, Spain, Peru, Trinidad, and Tobago and images from her charitable work in Vietnam, Italy, and nationally.

We asked her if she'd share these longhorn images, which are closer to her "own backyard." She told us about these photographs, "Those images were taken back in 2006 at Candy Mountain Ranch in Llano... I was impressed with how friendly and curious they were.

"I studied cattle management in college as part of my pre-vet degree while living in California. I fell in love with cattle then. I am thrilled to be living in longhorn country now. Three longhorns got loose here on our property in Spicewood a few months ago—a bull and two cows. I rounded them up on foot and took them home. I was thrilled but I am not sure how thrilled they were."

 


image © 2006, Lori Ann Scott-Johnson (lascottphotography.com)



image © 2006, Lori Ann Scott-Johnson (lascottphotography.com)
 


image © 2006, Lori Ann Scott-Johnson (lascottphotography.com)
 


image © 2006, Lori Ann Scott-Johnson (lascottphotography.com)

Find more of Lori-Ann Scott-Johnson's longhorn images in her gallery here.

Excerpted from (lascottphotography.com):

Lori Ann Scott-Johnson lives in Spicewood, Texas and has been taking pictures for many years. She was ispired as a youth when she noticed instances and angles that were intriguing and found that a way to capture them from the mind’s eye was to push the shutter button.

[....]

Coupled with her passion for photography is the desire to help others locally and abroad by volunteering her photography services to charities in need. In 2008 she was the official photographer for a medical mission to North Vietnam with Good Samaritan Medical Ministry. She is a member of Shoot 4 Change based in Italy to expose causes that go unnoticed worldwide but need to be seen and heard www.shoot4change.net Also, Lori Ann is a member of Operation Parting Shot based out of Houston, Texas that offers free photography services to service men and women that are being deployed.

Please visit L.A. Scott Photography blog.

Lori Ann Scott-Johnson told us, "Mainly, my goal is to help others by promoting them with my images. Images say so much."

Also find L.A. Scott Photography here on Facebook.

 


 


   Share your photos for Picture the West.

Send your views of the West.

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. 

If you have a photo and story to share, email us.


 

Week of April 8, 2013

Texas photographer Lori Ann Scott-Johnson (lascottphotography.com) has been documenting The Joyful Horse Project and their Healing with Horses pilot program in which military veterans work with rescue horses. Top Western songwriter, musician, and horseman Mike Beck has been working with the program.

Lori Ann Scott-Johnson shares photos and captions:

 


image © 2013, Lori Ann Scott-Johnson (lascottphotography.com)
The power of touch between man and horse


image © 2013, Lori Ann Scott-Johnson (lascottphotography.com)
Alan Babin, wounded veteran and Bronze Star Medal recipient in a session.


image © 2013, Lori Ann Scott-Johnson (lascottphotography.com)
A session with Alan Babin facilitated by Mike Beck.


image © 2013, Lori Ann Scott-Johnson (lascottphotography.com)
Mike Beck demonstrating his technique.



image © 2013, Lori Ann Scott-Johnson (lascottphotography.com)
Mary Ballenge, Vietnam veteran, during a healing session.
 



image © 2013, Lori Ann Scott-Johnson (lascottphotography.com)
Mike Beck performing at the CD preview concert to benefit Joyful Horse Project and veterans.
 

Mike Beck, who trains horses internationally, believes in a "one horse, one person" approach. He told us that the experience with the program has been good for him, as well the others, as he observes the extraordinary healing bonds between people and horses.

Beth Rand is the moving force behind all of the efforts at The Joyful Horse Project. In a recent blog she writes, "...I realize Mike's formula is working on all of us—not just the horses. We've brought the lives together, it's being directed with grace though experienced hands and there's a quality to it that makes us all want more."

Find more about the organization at here and on Facebook.com/TheJoyfulHorseProject.

Mike is recording a collection of songs celebrating that horse that he calls "...a labor of love that is being made with all proceeds going toward The Joyful Horse Project..."

He told us that it will include his new "Twenty Bucks a Gallon"; a reworking of his widely acclaimed "Amanda"; covers of Ian Tyson's "La Primera"; Bill Monroe's "Molly and Tenbrooks," and Canned Heat's "Let's Work Together"; and more. Mike also recites a poem by master saddlemaker and bit-maker Jeremiah Watt on the forthcoming CD. Find more about it here.

See our feature about Mike Beck
here and visit MikeBeck.com.

Next week, we'll have some different, additional Western images from Lori Ann Scott-Johnson.

Excerpted from (lascottphotography.com):

Lori Ann Scott-Johnson lives in Spicewood, Texas and has been taking pictures for many years. She was ispired as a youth when she noticed instances and angles that were intriguing and found that a way to capture them from the mind’s eye was to push the shutter button.

[....]

Coupled with her passion for photography is the desire to help others locally and abroad by volunteering her photography services to charities in need. In 2008 she was the official photographer for a medical mission to North Vietnam with Good Samaritan Medical Ministry. She is a member of Shoot 4 Change based in Italy to expose causes that go unnoticed worldwide but need to be seen and heard www.shoot4change.net Also, Lori Ann is a member of Operation Parting Shot based out of Houston, Texas that offers free photography services to service men and women that are being deployed.

Please visit L.A. Scott Photography blog.

Lori Ann Scott-Johnson told us, "Mainly, my goal is to help others by promoting them with my images. Images say so much."

Also find L.A. Scott Photography here on Facebook.


   Share your photos for Picture the West.

Send your views of the West.

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. 

If you have a photo and story to share, email us.


 
 

Week of April 1, 2013

 

Who can resist cowdog puppy photos?

Though they are digging up her garden, fighting with chickens, and constantly getting into mischief, fifth-generation rancher, writer, and poet Deanna McCall has taken some great photos of Molly's pups:

 

 

 

She calls them "Catahoula brats" with "a smidgen of heeler and border collie in them a couple of generations back." Eventually, they'll go to work.

Deanna Dickinson McCall has also contributed other photos to Picture the West, including:
 

 Photos from the Sacramento Mountains of southern New Mexico

  The drought, July 2011

   Family photos from the early 1900s

dmpp.jpg (22046 bytes)  Marshall and Texas Ranger special agent Perry Preston ("P.P.") Dickinson, c. 1912

 


[photo by Kevin Martini-Fuller]

Find some of Deanna Dickinson McCall's poetry
 and more about her here.

 


   Share your photos for Picture the West.

Send your views of the West.

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. 

If you have a photo and story to share, email us.


 

 

 

Week of March 25, 2013

 

South Dakota cowboy and writer Deanna Nelson offers some recent photos from where she lives and works, with  comments on each:


One of our first calf heifers, cleaning off her new born bull calf:

 

Ranch dogs looking over the calf lot and feed grounds:

 

A brilliant South Dakota sunset:


 

 

A frosty morning on the White River:

 

 

Deanna Nelson has shared photos previously for Picture the West:

  Winter photos

  Cattle and other critters

  Ranch images

 

We asked Deanna to tell us something about herself:

Cowboy and writer, transplant from Southern Idaho, via Wyoming, and currently hanging my hat in South Dakota.

I cowboy for a living on a family cow-calf outfit near Murdo, South Dakota. We also pasture yearlings and put up all our own hay during the summer. In my spare time I write and am finishing my first novel. Also, I enjoy quilting and sewing.

 

 


   Share your photos for Picture the West.

Send your views of the West.

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. 

If you have a photo and story to share, email us.


 

 

Week of March 18, 2013

Eastern Montana ranch hand, picker, and poet DW Groethe shares a photo of the year's first calf, a bull, born March 12 at the Granley ranch:


Though he has resisted the internet, DW recently entered the 21st  century with a cell phone with a camera and he even texted this image.

Another of his images from the ranch, of "Buddy, the Christmas steer," is going  to be on the cover of the forthcoming CD The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Eight," a collection of some of the best classic and contemporary Christmas cowboy poetry, ready this fall.

Here's a March 1, 2013 photo of Buddy with his heifer pals:

See another photo along with the poem Buddy inspired here.
 


photo © 2009, Jessica Brandi Lifland, www.jessicalifland.com
 

Find some of DW Groethe's poems and lyrics and more about him here .

 

 

 

See an index of all past photos here.

Find the current photos here.

 

 

 

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