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Headin' West
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I will leave it up to your imagination to picture what has crossed before these cowboys, and what is still behind them waiting to cross. Can you imagine the thrill of seeing parts of the country for the first time. A time before concrete! It must have been exhilarating. My entry for the contest.

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::tigger3
04/13/14 4:25 PM GMT
Tick, I totally agree with your well written narrative, this is perfect for the contest, bravo my good friend, a fave for me.
Tigz♥ =^..^=
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.gizmo1
04/13/14 4:36 PM GMT
This is a stunning image for the contest it looks like a old photography and the fitter you add is amazing .Plus lovely looking scene and nice composition and I love the smoothness of the water and the refkections in this shit as well.
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.snapshooter87
04/13/14 4:39 PM GMT
I'm with you, Duke. Given the opportunity of a time capsule, the early 1800's would suit me just fine. Best of luck.
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::Dunstickin
04/13/14 4:40 PM GMT
That's Roy Roger's at the front!..ain't it!

Yippee, Kai Yai Oh! ..and all that!

besta luck in the contest!
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::mirto56
04/13/14 5:08 PM GMT
Fantastic entry into the contest TicK. The narrative combined with the photo and that reflection are superb. Best of luck in the contest!
(I think Owd Bob makes a pretty good cowboy for a Brit.)
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.Jimbobedsel
04/13/14 5:09 PM GMT
Another awesome work, Tick. Love your processing. Great entry for the contest!
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::biffobear
04/13/14 5:33 PM GMT
Gett'em up move em out...There's chow at the end of the trail.That's if you can stomach a Charlie B. Wooster special..Good entry,Good picture...R.
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Push the Button,Everything else is an afterthought....R.
::trixxie17
04/13/14 6:28 PM GMT
Good entry Tick - nostalgia for sure and the tones are wonderful.
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. . . "What a desolate place would be a world without a flower! It would be a face without a smile, a feast without a welcome." A.J. Balfour
::corngrowth
04/13/14 7:06 PM GMT
See a John Wayne look-alike crossing the river Tick. Must be the same person as depicted in your 'The crossing' image. See however that Bob has another opinion about that. Doesn't matter who's right, it's anyhow a nostalgic image.

Good luck in the contest Owd Fella.

Regards, Cornelius.
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.mesmerized
04/13/14 8:21 PM GMT
Past memories left behind and the future yet to be realized...an exciting time indeed, very nostalgic, and great entry...good luck, SOT.
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::Ramad
04/13/14 8:32 PM GMT
You found the right image for the contest Tick. The B/W version certainly emphasizes the nostalgia. Beautiful reflection to reflect upon!
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.GIGIBL
04/13/14 8:42 PM GMT
Super shot Tick,Good luck in the contest.
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.picardroe
04/13/14 8:52 PM GMT
This is a nice shot, Very good for contest Tick.
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.PatAndre
04/14/14 2:45 AM GMT
There's them good lookin cowboys again.
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.Jhihmoac
04/14/14 2:50 AM GMT
Nice one, Cap'n...BOL in the contest...
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.Bleizmor
04/14/14 6:50 AM GMT
The freedom of open space, this is for me the wild west! Excellent capture Tick.
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.rozem061
04/14/14 8:33 AM GMT
A masterpiece, Ron ! Fantastic !
Good luck in the contest
John
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.koca
04/14/14 9:01 AM GMT
What a beautiful image. Nice view and great work, Tick. Good luck.
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.sonyatod
04/14/14 3:45 PM GMT
This picture is very beautiful! She's perfect! Favorite!
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.icedancer
04/14/14 4:56 PM GMT
Excellent entry and capture, love the post work and I see the little foal is following close behind his mom. Good Luck
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.casechaser
04/14/14 8:09 PM GMT
What's behind them is 130 years of cowboy history. Best wishes to ya in the contest.
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::braces
04/14/14 8:39 PM GMT
A wonderful scene Tick. Exhilarating, yes, but think of eating all those beans - all day, every day!
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"Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people." W.C. Fields. So I bet you'll go over to see My Gallery.
.Eubeen
04/14/14 9:45 PM GMT
"A time before concrete!" - Depending on how you want to define that time, it would have been a long, long time ago when there was no concrete. Which would make these gentlemen a couple of time-traveling cowboys. Here's hoping they don't disturb the timeline too much.
A great looking scene, TicK. A nice reflection and b/w presentation of the photo. Best of luck in the contest.
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::LakeMichigan
04/14/14 10:40 PM GMT
This is outstanding , Tick .
Needless to say I love the subject matter.
Reminds me of riding in Colorado .
Excellent work and contest entry .
Good luck !

Jen-Nay
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Live Life ... like someone left the gate open .
.susanlynn
04/15/14 6:49 PM GMT
Nothing better on a warm day than riding your horse upstream. This is really a good one for the contest Tick - Good Luck. Stick around, after these scouts you'll see the wagons coming.
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::LakeMichigan
04/20/14 1:20 PM GMT
Congratulations Tick on the contest placement .
Excellent entry !!

Jen-Nay
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Live Life ... like someone left the gate open .
.Jimbobedsel
04/20/14 1:32 PM GMT
Congrats on the 2nd place, Tick.
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::braces
04/20/14 2:22 PM GMT
Fully deserved Tick.
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::biffobear
04/20/14 2:52 PM GMT
Well done Ron....R.
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.rvdb
04/20/14 2:59 PM GMT
Congrats A 1 work.

Rob
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::Ramad
04/20/14 4:37 PM GMT
Congrats Tick. This was a superb entry.
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Smooth seas do not make skilful sailors.
::mirto56
04/20/14 7:04 PM GMT
Bravo TicK!!! Congrats!
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The thing that goes the farthest, towards making life worthwhile, it costs the least and does the most, is just a pleasant smile.
.mesmerized
04/20/14 7:29 PM GMT
Congratulations, SOT...them cowboys will git you every time...Happy Easter.
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::LynEve
04/21/14 1:10 PM GMT
Well done Tick - very well deserved with this super nostalgic picture :)
LE
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::corngrowth
04/22/14 8:54 AM GMT
Congrats Tick with your 2nd place in the contest!

Regards, Cornelius.
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.Flmngseabass
04/25/14 7:06 PM GMT
Congratulations Tick on placing so high in the contest. You deserved this for sure:)
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.Catharina1
05/07/14 5:57 PM GMT
Congrats with this great image... very well done work!

Michelob
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