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Adjusting Cinch

Adjusting Cinch


A wrangler at Triangle X Ranch in Jackson Hole saddles up one of the ranch's horses for morning ride.

Jun 26, 2010 06:56 PM
I want the photographer to know how much I appreciate the subject (Women Workers) as well as the picture itself, especially the lighting. It is thoughtful, gentle, strong, true and inspirational. Thanks for entering it.