Photographer's Note

...."Back Pasture Road"....

Fall pasture conditions on the ...."Back Pasture Road"....,
This composition is taken on a ranch 40 miles Northwest
of our home. The road runs 2 mile west from the ranch
headquarters to this location.

You can see the cattle around the pond and above that
(on the right side) an irrigated hay field with big round
bales in a line and bales in the field from the last cutting
that have not been moved yet. Above that more pasture.
It is not unusual in this area for it to take 10 to 12 acres
to mantain each cow and her calf.

Along the horizon (left center) you will see a small bump,
that is the top of a windmill in the distance. The absence of
trees means the lack of underground water in this area
and not unusual as you continue to go further North deeper
into the Sandhills.

Cattle will move from here to corn stalks as soon as corn
is picked and than closer to home for winter, where
it will be easier to feed hay. Later this winter they will move
even closer to ranch headquarters for calving time in late
February and March.

The Big Blue Sky with just a bit of clouds gives you an
additional idea just how big this area is.

Thanks to everyone for looking in.


Original, sized, sharpened and framed for TE
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Shutter Speed 1/250
F-Stop 13.0
ISO Speed 100
Flash - no
Tripod - no
Bean Bag - yes

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Additional Photos by Larry Williams (lrw1966) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 378 W: 0 N: 451] (1632)
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