Ranchers in the High Country

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The Bews are a ranching family and the youngest generation is following that well-worn path.  When I was photographing them at the ranch Mady and Katie showed their ease in the saddle and proved to be very good sports while the shutter clicked away.

Katie was learning to trot and she seemed to master it over the course of a few crosses of the overgrown field during the morning.  Mady practiced her roping which made for some great photographic opportunities.

While the girls rode, their grandmother Rosemary, grandfather Tom and his brother Joe alternated between time in front of the camera, tending to their horses and chatting.  Very good people with lot’s of room in their hearts for their family, their animals and their land.  It was a pleasure to spend some time with them.

Joe Bews in the morning leading his horse up with his partner by his side and later running through the dry creek bed.

Tom taking a break from the saddle

The last image I took up at the ranch was of the Bews family as they headed back for the trail back down to their farms.  A warm thank you to them for coming out on a cold morning which became a hot afternoon.  And, thanks to Julian Ferreira and his team at The Camera Store for arranging for a great day in the High Country on the edge of Kananaskis.

In fact, Julian stood in as a cowboy model in the cook shack and played the role exceptionally well.

4 responses

  1. Alec Martin

    Great pictures of the Bews . It adds another dimension to your creativity.

    Dad

    September 17, 2012 at 9:37 pm

  2. While looking for a photo of a Hawaiian Hibiscus I came across your photo of “On The Hawaiian Forest Floor.” Magnificent.
    I’ve been looking through your blog and am so inspired. Learning a DSLR has been the bain of my existence but I plug along. Enjoyed your post very much.

    September 16, 2012 at 4:25 pm

  3. Wow, those shots are great!

    September 16, 2012 at 8:55 am

  4. Nice to see this other side of America…

    September 15, 2012 at 3:00 pm

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