Glenn Rudd  

Ready to Ride by Glenn Rudd

November 2020 - Ready to Ride

About the Image(s)

In May 2019, I attended a portrait workshop in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Over a 5-day period we had access to 18 models in three different locations. This image was taken on a movie set. The name of the model is Greg Genson. He is a native of the west and a genuine cowboy The wind was blowing strongly that day which is evident from the direction his beard is pointing I love the old-west character portrayed here with the riding-roping gear and the old-barn background.

Technical: 1/640 sec, f/5.0, ISO 200, 42 mm

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9 comments posted

Peter Elliston   Peter Elliston
Yes, what a great beard. A great shot full of in keeping attributes and a very useful background (but maybe that could be less obtrusive with some slight blurring?). You have conveyed his character very well and I would also hope you have some portrait close-ups of that expressive face.
I am very envious of this photo shoot of five days and access to so many models. You must have had a great time but did it cost a fortune?!   Posted: 11/11/2020 03:43:19
Sheldon Wecker   Sheldon Wecker
Peter - have you looked at Arizona Highways Photoscapes. They do workshops throughout the Southwest and elsewhere, and prices tend to be more reasonable than other options I've seen.   Posted: 11/16/2020 10:44:49

Glenn Rudd   Glenn Rudd
Thanks Peter. Only a small fortune. We must suffer and sacrifice for our art.   Posted: 11/11/2020 09:45:59

Joe Kennedy   Joe Kennedy
Your western imagery is as good as your bird photography, Glenn! You have impressed me with the cowboys, the rodeo shots, etc. This character is a case study. His stance, his clothing, the accessories he's carrying
- all spell out C o w b o y!

Have any of these been submitted in competitions?   Posted: 11/12/2020 20:03:14
Glenn Rudd   Glenn Rudd
Thanks Joe. I enter competitions through PSA Print, PSA PID, Texas Photographic Society, Texas Tech University, and our local Sun City Texas Photography Club.   Posted: 11/13/2020 08:36:06

John Hackett   John Hackett
A fabulous character well composed and taken. The use of monochrome suits the subject. Cowboys were always black and white when as a kid I watched them on the television. That beard is something else. Technically it is spot on,sharp well exposed and composed.   Posted: 11/14/2020 07:04:00

Sheldon Wecker   Sheldon Wecker
Great image, and great beard. Only thing I would consider is decreasing the brightness of the barn boards to help the cowboy stand out.   Posted: 11/16/2020 10:46:41

Glenn Rudd   Glenn Rudd
Good suggestion Sheldon. I will try that before publishing this image again.   Posted: 11/16/2020 19:33:34

Joe Norcott   Joe Norcott
Your image is a step back in time. Great detail and capturing the beard blowing in the wind is a real bonus!   Posted: 11/19/2020 20:05:44