Cowboys and Pictures

Last weekend, I attended an annual event full of trick roping, gun slinging and horseshoe making. Add in a mix of old country music and Old West attire, and this is a great place for fun imagery.

The annual Cowboy Festival is an annual two day festival held at Melody Ranch movie studios, home to many productions over the decades here in Southern California. Performers entertained on stages throughout the venue, as well as milling about the "streets".

Here are a few of my favorite pictures from the afternoon:

 Delicate parasols

Delicate parasols


 Trick roper Dave Thornbury shows of his roping skills

Trick roper Dave Thornbury shows of his roping skills

 Country entertainer Dave Rainwater plays a tune on his harmonica

Country entertainer Dave Rainwater plays a tune on his harmonica

 A blacksmith prepares a horseshoe for customization

A blacksmith prepares a horseshoe for customization

 Portrait of Dave Thornbury

Portrait of Dave Thornbury

 A beautiful day at Melody Ranch

A beautiful day at Melody Ranch

 Boots for sale

Boots for sale