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Friday, November 18, 2011

Somewhere in Montana

The fence I am sure is to keep the horses from wandering off. I hardly think it was to protect the home owner's collection of "classic cars" from being tampered with as there was no one and nothing else around for miles upon miles. I waited for quite awhile for the horse to raise his head from his grazing. Then another horse came into view, but to catch both with their heads up was out of the question. Had the bulldozer bucket not been there, it would make for a better picture. I like the bird poop on the old truck door. I would have got out of the Little House on the Highway to get closer for more pictures and a close-up of the bird poop door but I had visions of some old recluse coming out of the building (his home?) with a double barrel shotgun in hand. Having the flock of birds take off though was a bonus I hadn't realized I caught until preparing this photo for a post on
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14 comments:

  1. What an awesome capture ... and Yep, I could see a double shotgun coming out!

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  2. i sure hope the horses are being cared for & not left to rot like the cars & building (home?)
    It can't be safe for them to walk around in all that mess, can it?
    Poo or no poo, I like that old truck! LoL! =)

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  3. yeah, i probably would have been a bit nervous to get too close as well. lots of treasures in there, though. sort of like that junkyard i pass by and only photograph from afar too. sigh...

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  4. There are so many things to see in this shot!
    I like the colours, old rusty cars are always cool to photograph, and animals always make us smile (even when they are shy). :)

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  5. what an interesting photo - I love the layers of the mountains, then the buildings, the horses, and grasses in foreground. it's awesome John. what I love about this photo is the feeling I get that this is precisely what goes on at any given moment of the day in that spot. it's lazy, and has yesterday, today, and tomorrow written all over it. you know, the thought of someone wielding a shotgun from one of those buildings would never have occurred to me. shows you how thick I can be I guess. It's a bit sad I think, that we suspect we'd get a hostile greeting, but in contrast, you get someone like Gordon, eager to greet and run through his show and tell for you. never can tell what sort of greeting you'll get when in an isolated location, so best to be smart and cautious - just as you were. you're so funny. happy weekend to you and Sinbad. Daiseymae is still pouting, that his head could be turned by that saucy white thing. sniff.

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  6. love the horses love the cars and would certainly love to see all this for myself. hubby would be cutting through the fence to admire the cars

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  7. Great picture.
    Reminds of a place in the back of beyond up Athabasca way called 'Wilderness Castings'
    At least 50k from anywhere else and they made iron moulds and doorstops and repaired agricultural machinery.
    The company was about 150 years old.

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  8. Wow! John I thought places like this only appeared in the movies... gun toting land owners and all.
    I could spend a whole week there taking images of those old vehicles...

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  9. How interesting...looks like an old car graveyard!!! Nice capture! Thanks for playing FF

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  10. Beautiful looking area. Love this shot.

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  11. Wow! What a background...love it.

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  12. There's a story here, isn't there. First it was cars, now horses. I know what you mean about being reluctant to get out of the vehicle ;-).Sometimes safety and good sense says you shouldn't. Still got a great shot and the surprise detail of birds flying away. Love when that happens.

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  13. Very interesting shot. The horses look well fed....I wouldn't have gotten any closer either :-)

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