Changing with the Times

March 06, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

2016_or_hat rock-04822016_or_hat rock-0482Cow calling for her calf, in front of a power plant. I would like for you to imagine just for a moment, “What will ranching look like in the year 2118?”

Think about how far we have come from 100 years ago! 

A time of concern a century ago was due to barbed wire fencing, and no more open ranges. That was just the beginning of change for ranching in this Country. Due to the population, ranching has had to adapt.

This photo tells a much bigger story, than just a cow bellowing for her calf. I believe it shows how much the cattle industry has changed over the years. It speaks volumes, to me, at least. 

So often cattle are grazed on leased land that shares other leases, such as this one. I am not sure what this plant was, but I think it was a power plant. The photo was shot along the Columbia River in Oregon.

Today, the main reason I love Ranch life photography, is to preserve how it is done now. Who knows where it will be, or how it will be done 100 years from now. 

If you would like for me to preserve your ranch's story for your future generations, Contact me!

Go to;  CarlaEPhotography.com Contact Page

 


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PONY EXPRESS!

Howdy! Thank you for choosing to follow along with us!

In order to catch you up to speed, if you are just joining in, I want to let you know about my personal project. My faithful companion, Rider (a gorgeous Australian Cattle Dog) and I, have been traveling on an Adventure, for a few years now… following the Central Overland Pony Express Trail.

Carla and Rider at Round FortRound Fort is between Ibapah and Callao Utah. It is also called Canyon Station. The Pony Express Canyon Station was further West of here though... This rock fortress was built the year after the Pony Express had ended.

Currently we are working on a Photo Journal, that will be an Ebook, with our personal experiences on the road. I started this journey, due to a visit to Fort Churchill, with my family in 2014. I read how it was built to protect the Pony Express Riders and the California Emigrant Trail. I have always been fascinated with the old West, and that of course included the Pony.  On that day, surprised to find such a fortress still standing, I wanted to know if there were more!  The photos I have captured, of these gems in the desert, will be in a Photo Book/Coffee Table Book. There will also be some History of the Stations, Station Keepers, Hostlers and the Riders.

Very naively I started this journey with the thought that the Pony Express "Auto Route" would drive me conveniently near all the ruins... Well, that was silly, and now I know better!

Please continue to "Ride Shotgun in Spirit" with us as we visit Historical Places along the route, and visit many Museums that house Archives of the daring young, and some not so young, Riders of the Infamous Pony Express!

Occasional we will also share with you many of the other sights seen along the way while traveling through California, Nevada and Utah.

We have decided to stop the book and journey for the time being at Salt Lake City, UT for a couple of reasons;

  • One) We have thousands of Photos with just these 3 States alone.
  • Two) The History of the Riders is pretty much split as Salt Lake being the middle. Though geographically that is not so. The 2 Divisions that will be included in our first book, are at the most Western end of the Trail.

There are 3 more Divisions from Salt Lake City to St. Joseph Missouri. Lord Willing, we will make a book Two!

We are so blessed to have YOU to share this Journey with us.

THANK YOU!

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