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mmeyer

Cowboy Action Shooting

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My Dad is an avid "cowboy shooter" so I went to one of his shoots yesterday. I didn't realize how much I've been missing the past few years. For those that don't know, the participants must have a cowboy alias, and they must wear authentic clothes. It's a lot of fun to see everyone in their costumes and here them call each other by their cowboy names. Here's a few shots from the day. I'll excuse myself by saying that they were shot in noon sun and no shade except for the shade from the hats they were wearing.

#1 Beauford on the right, not sure of the left side cowboy

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#2 Dad(Duffy)

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#3 River Boat Red

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#4 Dear old Duffy running out with the loot!

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#5 Not sure on name but he was the only kilt wearer.

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Nothin like shooting a smokey double barrel coachie with black powder. Man I love that smell.

Good stuff.

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The second image says everything that needs to be said about the romance of the Old West. Minus the wedding ring and the Sturm-Ruger emblem, of course. gringrin

Really nice work!

It took a lot of man to wear a dress back in those days in Early America. I've known a few Scots who were tough enough to give the knee to any other guy who thought it was cool to try to capture an "upkilt" shot. gringrin

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Thanks Everyone for the comments! At first it was a little frustrating because I was trying to capture the old west look and you could always notice the sunglasses and ear plugs. Finally, I just decided to capture it for what it was, a lot of fun. The second is hands down my favorite and I'll be entering that one in the county fair.

Thanks again for looking and commenting!

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The second is a real beauty--good luck with it at the fair.

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I really like the second shot also. They are all good as usual.

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