Friday, September 04, 2009

Rodeo D(e)rive

Maybe It Was The Horse Whisperer

Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON


Yes, this sign on the tailgate of a trusty old utility vehicle ("ute", as we call it) caught my eye because of its weather-beaten look and of course because of the strong colours against the white metal.

So of course I had to ask the owner if he would mind if I took a couple of quick shots. He just chuckled and gave me permission. I promised I would frame the shots really tight, so that the number plate wouldn’t be seen in the frame.

What I should have asked him, in retrospect, was how often he actually gets away to "Yee-ha" at a rodeo.

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13 comments:

Sarah Lulu said...

Oh that IS gorgeous!

Expat From Hell said...

It is a fearful and wondrous thing to think that some folks down under and Texans have a great deal in common...

It's probably a good thing for us that y'all are so well separated.

EFH

Dave Coulter said...

Pretty good!

Chris said...

A lot of character in that shot!

Around these parts "Ute" means something else entirely -- and it's all about football -- the American version :)

Sean said...

Great shot, and I believe him :)!

Corey~living and loving said...

nice framing. :) have a great friday, David.

Maggie May said...

Only you could male a truly awful subject into a brilliant photo!

momcat said...

With a wife called Danger he probably doesn't get out much!

Shadow said...

cool!

TechnoBabe said...

Great catch on the bumper sticker. You have a wonderful eye for behind a camera.

Rudee said...

In addition to enjoying your very clever photos, I always appreciate your titles.

Merisi said...

*giggle*

That is so funny, David!
(To rodeo or not to rodeo, that is the question!)

Merisi said...

*giggle*

That is so funny, David!
(To rodeo or not to rodeo, that is the question!)