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Roundup at the Ranch...

Discussion in 'Other Animals' started by Chris Pierce, Apr 27, 2007.

  1. Chris Pierce

    Chris Pierce Guest

    I spent the weekend with my wifes family at one of their friends ranch out in the middle of nowhere, it was 60 miles from the nearest town, then 23 miles down a dirt road, it was so nice and peaceful, no cell service, I never saw another car, I think the nearest neighbor is 6 miles away. It was built in the mid 1800's by cattle rustlers, the history book that they had there about the ranch said that most of the owners and ranch hands where hung in the bunkhouse where I slept.

    They had to roundup all the new calves, brand them, vaccinate them, and gather dinner from the males (rocky mountain oysters) yes they did cook them, there was no way in heck I was gonna try them.....

    I just got my 70-200 2.8 and wanted to try it out, so here ya go :biggrin:

    Ranch003.
    NIKON D200    ---    200mm    f/4.0    1/50s    ISO 100


    Ranch387.
    NIKON D200    ---    18mm    f/5.6    1/640s    ISO 100


    Ranch849.
    NIKON D200    ---    200mm    f/3.5    1/800s    ISO 100


    Ranch931.
    NIKON D200    ---    105mm    f/5.3    1/800s    ISO 400


    Ranch766.
    NIKON D200    ---    90mm    f/4.0    1/640s    ISO 100


    Ranch631.
    NIKON D200    ---    170mm    f/5.6    1/640s    ISO 280


    Ranch424.
    NIKON D200    ---    48mm    f/8.0    1/125s    ISO 100


    Ranch006.
    NIKON D200    ---    70mm    f/8.0    1/250s    ISO 100


    Ranch131.
    NIKON D200    ---    200mm    f/2.8    1/1000s    ISO 125


    Ranch4-22086.
    NIKON D200    ---    70mm    f/4.0    1/60s    ISO 100


    Ranch926.
    NIKON D200    ---    135mm    f/2.8    1/800s    ISO 280


    Ranch706.
    NIKON D200    ---    110mm    f/2.8    1/2000s    ISO 100


    Ranch005.
    NIKON D200    ---    26mm    f/8.0    1/250s    ISO 100


    Ranch4-22104.
    NIKON D200    ---    200mm    f/5.6    1/125s    ISO 100


    C&C Please :wink:
     
  2. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Very nice set Chris. Definitely not a lifestyle that we see much of in the US today. Don't know if I could handle the peace and quiet. I think that you handled this wide variety of shots well. The are sharp and well composed.
     
  3. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Excellent pictures
    I could sure love the peace and quite and bieng a longgggg way from town:>))
    Not sure I could be a cowgirl:>)) though.
    Thanks for sharing these.
    Not something we would see very often
     
  4. I agree with Frank and Gale! Man, I can't imagine the life on a ranch and the kind and amount of work that's done! I enjoyed every photo - you did an excellent job on documenting ranch life! I hope to see more! These were very educational too! My kids loved them!
     
  5. Man it looks like you went to the country, Great Shots

    Thanks for sharing
     
  6. Very nice cowboy!

    Anthony
     
  7. radz

    radz

    735
    Nov 12, 2005
    NewDelhi,India
    Lovely shots,thanks for sharing the ranch life!!4th ONE is cute!!
     
  8. Excellent set. I have a real fondness for ranches and horses,you've captured that experience very well.

    Louie
     
  9. DoorMan

    DoorMan Guest

    Nice images Chris. Thanks for posting them.

    I have relatives who had a horse ranch in MT. It was down a gravel road 12 miles and their house was the first one on the road. It was nice there, lots of wildlife but sort of a hard life.
     
  10. Chris Pierce

    Chris Pierce Guest

    Thanks Everyone!! I am going back over memorial weekend for a cattle drive that should be alot of fun! I am really looking forward to going back and doing some exploring, they tell me there is a box canyon on the ranch that has some indian ruins and writing on the cliff walls.

    I put a DVD together for the owner and they loved it! sat around the TV for hours watching it. A couple days of ranch life is actually very nice, not sure if I would want to live it though, they do get snowed in for weeks at a time. It is definitly a different way of life and something that I have really never seen.

    I have also been asked to do some high school rodeo in the next few weeks that I am looking forward to. Should be fun!
     
  11. Chris Pierce

    Chris Pierce Guest

    I even got to tackle a few calves and hold them down! man those suckers are strong!
     
  12. Chris that's fantastic! I hope you'll share more photos with us! It's a rare thing these days to get a taste of real ranch life! And just for FYI - cattle rustling still exists!
     
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