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Old Sep 23, 2007, 10:39 AM   #1
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Cowboy Tools / Stirrup

We had a day off from hunting so some of the guides decided it was time to play. Most are calf ropers so off to the practice arena for beer and roping practice. I took a bunch of photos to give them and then took some from what I thought was different but interesting about what I was seeing.












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Old Sep 23, 2007, 10:02 PM   #2
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Well i like the colour shot, I can just smell the leather and horse sweat, a evocative shot.
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I like the color better, too. If for no other reason than it looks like the saddle needs some saddle soap or other leather cleaner/conditioner.
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Well i like the colour shot, I can just smell the leather and horse sweat, a evocative shot.
Thanks Rodney, I was trying to get a little different look.


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If you put the colour version in the monthly challange, it may very well get my vote!

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If you put the colour version in the monthly challange, it may very well get my vote!

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Thanks for the idea Kjell. First time that I remember trying the challenge here.


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If you put the colour version in the monthly challange, it may very well get my vote!

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I agree, and I see it has been done.

The color version shows best theamount of wear on the leather and the dried mud on the boots, so you get the feel that it is a working horse and rider, and not a dude ranch pose.
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If you put the colour version in the monthly challange, it may very well get my vote!

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I agree, and I see it has been done.

The color version shows best theamount of wear on the leather and the dried mud on the boots, so you get the feel that it is a working horse and rider, and not a dude ranch pose.
Thanks for the kind words and yes I did enter it in the challenge.


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Hi Roger,

Maybe it's just me, but the shoe in the stirrup bothers me -- not the common perception of the "cowboy boot" -- It's probably a work boot, and appropriate footwear for conteporary working/riding, but it looks out of place. I imagine that I'm probably stuck in some "old west" mode, but the shoe really takes away the effect of the B/W and sepia for me . . .With the color version, it's not as big a detraction for me --

Strange how the mind works.

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Hi Roger,

Maybe it's just me, but the shoe in the stirrup bothers me -- not the common perception of the "cowboy boot" -- It's probably a work boot, and appropriate footwear for conteporary working/riding, but it looks out of place. I imagine that I'm probably stuck in some "old west" mode, but the shoe really takes away the effect of the B/W and sepia for me . . .With the color version, it's not as big a detraction for me --

Strange how the mind works.

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Scott thanks for looking and for taking the time to comment.

I also notice the no cowboy boots being used by the riders. All the riders were using work boots but a couple of guys outside the fence watching had cowboy boots on.

Next week I will ask some of the guys why work boots not cowboy boots.

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