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This Western Lifestyle Cowboy image was shot for The Justin Hat Company for catalog, web & ad use. This was the second shot of the day. At 4:30 am we loaded all the vehicles at the hotel & drove some 60 minutes to this location, at 8700' elevation, on National Forest property in Colorado. The wranglers driving a truck pulling a trailer with the horses and tack followed us there. Every time I changed locations my styling crew changed the models wardrobe & the wranglers changed horses and saddles so it would not be immediately apparent that all the shots were shot on one day.

I scouted this location for 3 days in a row getting the best times of the day to start to shoot. This way I could get a lot of shots in a very short time frame and shot in good light.

Gear: Canon professional digital camera, 400mm f2.8 @ f4.5 Canon lens 200 ISO and then processed using Photoshop CS3 and using the Adobe RAW converter. One of my assistants is holding a Large California Sunswatter (silk on a stick) overhead that softens the light and keeps the white hats from blowing out.

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