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There is plenty of farm and pasture land on the eastern plains of Colorado. Farming and ranching is still very prevalent on the eastern plains so it’s not uncommon to see herds of animals grazing in the pastures along the side of the road. Driving along a this dirt road as I was heading back to the highway I noticed this lone bull grazing. It just looked like the a wonderful scene to capture. I could tell by the way the bull was licking his lips he didn’t want anything to do with me so I quickly took a shot and went on my way. Just another slice of Americana out on the plains of Colorado.
During my fall trip to the Grand Tetons there was a large open field with bison and horses just out grazing in the morning sun about mid-morning. I noticed these two horses just standing in the middle of the pasture with their eyes closed facing into the sun. I’m sure the warmth of the morning sun felt good . It just looked as if they were “catching some rays” and taking a mid-morning nap.
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My dad and I were driving down Colorado Highway 50 heading home from a long weekend trip fishing down along the Gunnison River (my trip to the Black Canyon of the Gunnison earlier this year) and I was just staring out the window watching the miles pass. I noticed this red barn coming up which started to peak my interest.
There have been many times in the past driving along that I wish I would have captured some sunset, some cloud formation, an abandoned car along the side of the road and I decide to keep driving. Inevitably I start kicking myself for not stopping a few minutes to capture the image.
We approach this red barn and I notice there is this single bull standing out in front of the barn. What a great scene! I yell over to my dad to STOP the car. Dad yells out “What’s wrong?!” I swing open the door, run out to this field along the side of the road, dSLR in tow and snap this scene. I think this bull is asking who this nut job is. I get back to the car and my dad is shaking his head and I’m smiling ear to ear!
This weekend I’ve finally had a chance to really dig through the images from the trip down to the Black Canyon. I can’t believe I passed up this image in processing. My dad’s been asking me for pictures from the trip so I’ve decided to put together a book for him from our trip. It was a special weekend together, that male bonding weekend. This image is going in the book. It’s just one of those crazy fleeting memories together. Hopefully it brings a smile to his face. I know it brought a smile to my face.