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Sunday, January 2, 2011

Sunday Stills~Your Best Shot of 2010

~I plan on growing old much later in life,
or maybe not at all.~
~Patty Carey 1901~

Well, this Sunday Stills Challenge was definitely a challenge!! I couldn't just pick one, and I think a lot of the participants are going to have the same problem!!

But, I did get it whittled down to my fav five...and in no particular order...


Horse & Rider~Similar Expressions?
Thank goodness for the 20x zoom.
This was taken at the Pendleton Roundup from our seats.
What I like most is the similar facial expressions on the rider and the horse...just a bit worried!

Soft Touch
This brandin' photo has an innocence about it that I just love.


Hey Pards~Catch Me!
Again, one of those lucky shots sitting in my seat in the grandstand...action and confusion!


Buckaroo Gear
I like how this shot makes you feel right there...smell the hair a burnin' and feel the rope in your hands!
(I took this while sitting on my horse.)


Checkin' the Tack
This shot really captures the wide open spaces of the high desert in the Great Basin.
Coupled with a handsome horse and cowboy...it's one of those shots
 that I really wish I had a better camera for. But, it's not bad for takin' it while horseback.
That's it for me!

Head on over to the comments section of this post at Sunday Stills to find the links to all the other Top Shots of 2010! Enjoy!


29 comments:

lisa said...

Nice ones!! Happy New Year!

Jeni said...

WOWOWO !!! Great shots -- I LOVE the first one. When I saw it I said UH OH I think I've been in that position before!

Love the girl with the calf too.. emotional picture for sure.

colleen said...

They are all amazing. Great to be able to see such life first hand.

thecrazysheeplady said...

Can't pick between the last three. Nice shots!

Susan said...

They're all really nice photos.

Janice said...

Well darn I can't pick a fave, loved em all Karen. I don't know how you managed to get it down to five, I have seen a lot of your photos this past year and I don't think there was a single one that couldn't make the best of 2010. Happy New year to you and yours.

Ed said...

I can't pick a fave, all of them are fantastic...:-)

jane augenstein said...

WOW, great shots!!! Two thumbs up and more! Beautiful!!! :-)

Shirley said...

All really wonderful shots Karen! Hope to see lots more this year!

Oregon Equestrian said...

Fabulous shots. Great representation of the "other side" of the mountains.

Lori Skoog said...

A perfect reflection of your lifestyle.

dibear said...

WOW! What great action shots. It would be difficult to pick a favorite, but the one of the little girl and calf did touch my heart. :)

Rising Rainbow said...

Wow, do you have some great timing, girl! There's nothing lucky about that. Don't sell yourself short. Amazing on those action shots. I wish I was half as good with a camera as you. LOL

morephotosplease said...

Happy New Year. Great action shots, good choices. Regular Guy.

Linda said...

They are all great shots but the bucakroo ones are my favorites of course.

Celeste said...

Beautiful photos, so evocative. That 'handsome cowboy' wouldn't happen to be your 'handsome cowboy' by any chance would it ;)
Thanks for visiting my blog - yes I do have a little house in the desert now and I LOVE IT!!

Sarah Golden said...

Wow That last one is fantastic! I also really like the first one aswell!

Great job! Happy New year!

Maia said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely. Hard to pick. So well done.

Sense of Home said...

Love the photo of the young girl and the calf, so sweet.

-Brenda

picturesbybrenda said...

they are all fantastic! I just adore the little girl and calf. The open prairie and horses - what a life!

Crystal said...

I love the one of the little girl anf the calf too, but the rodeo one where the horse fell is pretty amazing timing to get that!

DayPhoto said...

Great photos! They are all good! They bring alive what you see everyday!

Thanks for sharing!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

CTG Ponies said...

Excellent choices! I like them all.

mj said...

My favorite is your cowboy posing in your high desert. That's Eastern Oregon at it's best! Very nice indeed.

Jessie Walling said...

Beautiful pictures!

Sarah said...

Your pictures are always such a pleasure to view! Happy New Year to you and the man too..and the horses and dogs, etc!

Rhonda said...

Enjoyed ALL these photos!

Janice said...

I don't know why you don't get my comments but I'll try again.Your photos are amazing and there is no way to pick a favorite.

gowestferalwoman said...

Actually I ADORE your fuzzy burro shot on top - what a coverboy/girl! lol

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