As a photographer I often get the question “Which one is the favourite photo you have taken?”.
After thinking about it really hard I can’t say one favourite, but there are 8 photos out of the hundreds of thousands I have shoot that I am completely satisfied with.
The following days I will publish one each day and I hope you will enjoy them =)
The photo is taken at J Bar L Ranch, www.jbarl.com, in Montana, USA. We had been out riding all day and saw another group of cowboys making camp. They were doing a real old style adventure, riding with authentic gear over several states. I was in a hurry to get home before it was completely dark, so I asked if I could take a photo of of the man and his horse. I didn’t realise it at the time, but the quick snapshot taken in really bad light sure was something extra.
A year after this trip I won the Travel Photographer Awards with a series of photos from J Bar L Ranch. I am pretty sure this guy gave me the first place.
A funny side note is that because of the publicity in the contest, I also got into contact with a woman who know this guy and his horse. Dick is a legendary horse trainer and runs the famous Pieper Ranch in Oklahoma. www.pieperranch.com
So say hi to Dick the cowboy and Dottie his kickass horse.