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Steve was in Wolcott, Colorado, USA shooting some winter cowboy imagery. This afternoon everyone met at the ranch at 3 PM. By then the cowboys had already tacked the horses up and were ready to go. Steve grabbed his camera bag, hooked it onto the saddle horn, checked the cinch, reached up and grabbed a handful, stepped up and rode to the location with the cowboys. Once there Steve stepped off his horse and tied it to a tree. He removed the camera bag, grabbed the tripod and started looking for the location he wanted to start shooting.

Fortunately Steve shoots on this ranch on a regular basis, as a result of years of experience he already knew the general area where he wanted to be. Once started, he shot almost non-stop for 90 minutes, only stopping to move to another vantage point. By this time his feet, being in deep snow and laying/siting on the snow, had started to let him know they needed to get warm soon, like now... right now. Because the sun had already set about 35-40 minutes before, Steve finally relented and called it a wrap, riding back to where he had started. Driving the 4WD truck back to Denver with the heat set on "high and fry", his toes returned to normal about an 1½ hour later.


Gear: Canon camera set at 640 ISO, 1/500 second shutter speed using a Canon 16-35mm zoom lens set at 16mm and f4 handheld shooting into the sun.


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