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(Daily Mail)   The last cowboys: Stunning black and white images show a rugged and romantic piece of Americana as it clings on for survival   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 139
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2012-08-26 11:47:29 PM
When I was in Colorado, I was only a few miles from Mancos.

Mancos has the oldest working bar in Colorado, and they still had horse hitches, and there were several guys who rode in from the local ranches to drink. To be fair, because so long as they let the horses take them home without their hands on the reins, the cops didn't bust them for an OUI...
 
2012-08-26 11:49:55 PM
I feel the sudden need for a Marlboro.
 
2012-08-26 11:53:40 PM
I wish the Daily Mail would quit repeating the article in the picture captions.
 
2012-08-26 11:59:34 PM
That's a whole lot of Brokeback.
 
2012-08-27 12:01:00 AM
This the last cowboy song:
The end of a hundred year waltz.
The voices sound sad as they're singin' along.
Another piece of America's lost.
 
2012-08-27 12:02:08 AM

fusillade762: I feel the sudden need for a Marlboro.


Exactly. Too many of those images have been co-opted by tobacco companies.
 
2012-08-27 12:17:45 AM
I just spent the weekend clearing scrub and deadfall and clearing drainage on a ranch, so I'm getting a kick...
 
2012-08-27 12:27:34 AM

gopher321: That's a whole lot of Brokeback.


I'll never ride drag or swing again.
 
2012-08-27 12:29:48 AM
Using black and white photography overly romanticizes the subject and masks the feel of the modern era. Those guys are listening to cowboy dubstep and the article never mentions that.
 
2012-08-27 12:30:27 AM
These guys remind me of some of the folks you see out in the villages in Alaska that I fly into. Weather beaten and looking about 20 years older than they really are, but some seriously badass motherfarkers who, long after the rest of us are dead from the collapse of civilization, will be going along as if nothing has happened.
 
2012-08-27 12:46:51 AM

devildog123: These guys remind me of some of the folks you see out in the villages in Alaska that I fly into. Weather beaten and looking about 20 years older than they really are, but some seriously badass motherfarkers who, long after the rest of us are dead from the collapse of civilization, will be going along as if nothing has happened.


I doubt they can survive blasts/radiation any better than can the rest of us.
 
2012-08-27 12:51:53 AM
I've noticed that the British are a lot more fascinated by American Cowboy mythology than most Americans are.
 
2012-08-27 12:52:37 AM
Get a job, hippies!
 
2012-08-27 12:57:52 AM

gameshowhost: devildog123: These guys remind me of some of the folks you see out in the villages in Alaska that I fly into. Weather beaten and looking about 20 years older than they really are, but some seriously badass motherfarkers who, long after the rest of us are dead from the collapse of civilization, will be going along as if nothing has happened.

I doubt they can survive blasts/radiation any better than can the rest of us.


Most of them live so far from primary targets that I'm pretty sure they'll be fine. I doubt anyone is going to waste a nuke on subsistence fishermen and caribou hunters.
 
2012-08-27 12:58:34 AM
Is it me, or is the technical quality of those photographs pretty terrible? Most of them lack sharp focus, good contrast, and good composition. :-/

/yeah, yeah, everybody's a critic, but still, it took away from my enjoyment of what would otherwise be a pretty cool photography subject
 
2012-08-27 01:00:41 AM

devildog123: These guys remind me of some of the folks you see out in the villages in Alaska that I fly into. Weather beaten and looking about 20 years older than they really are, but some seriously badass motherfarkers who, long after the rest of us are dead from the collapse of civilization, will be going along as if nothing has happened.


I know a few actual cowboys. Ranch hands and trainers too. They're all super polite and very courteous, but for the most part they're real dumb, mostly racist, and extremely misogynistic. Sure they can ride a horse, but there's nothing "badass" about them.
 
2012-08-27 01:01:41 AM
Actually, it's the Daily Fail! If you go to his website (^), they are much better (though in a really annoying Flash slideshow).

I don't know what the Daily fail did to fark up the quality so much, but the guy should complain to them, because they are making his work look bad.
 
2012-08-27 01:02:45 AM
I always thought old west cowboys drove cattle to the stockyards. These pics look like these are horseboys, which don't sound too right.
 
2012-08-27 01:09:47 AM
img856.imageshack.us

Looks like this buckaroo had a rough night in the bunkhouse.
 
2012-08-27 01:11:31 AM

pudding7: devildog123: These guys remind me of some of the folks you see out in the villages in Alaska that I fly into. Weather beaten and looking about 20 years older than they really are, but some seriously badass motherfarkers who, long after the rest of us are dead from the collapse of civilization, will be going along as if nothing has happened.

I know a few actual cowboys. Ranch hands and trainers too. They're all super polite and very courteous, but for the most part they're real dumb, mostly racist, and extremely misogynistic. Sure they can ride a horse, but there's nothing "badass" about them.


Well, I lived the life as a miner and ranch hand in the late 60's and early 70's and have to agree. The chain smoking of Marlboroughs is true. Not me.
 
2012-08-27 01:57:31 AM

mamoru: Actually, it's the Daily Fail! If you go to his website (^), they are much better (though in a really annoying Flash slideshow).

I don't know what the Daily fail did to fark up the quality so much, but the guy should complain to them, because they are making his work look bad.


Probably took screenshots of the slideshow.

Then processed in Paint.
 
2012-08-27 02:09:44 AM
Oh to live on...
1.bp.blogspot.com
Brokeback Mountain... 
 
2012-08-27 02:17:48 AM
I was in Wintrop this weekend and got diarrhea from the chili at the restaurant in the enter of town.

So I understand these cowboys.

Yippee ki-yay, mother farker
 
2012-08-27 02:20:10 AM
Those pictures were pretty gay.


NTTAWWT.
 
2012-08-27 02:20:30 AM
As society moves along, many time honored professions will eventually fall by the wayside. But at least we can take comfort in the fact that the world's oldest profession is here to stay.
 
2012-08-27 02:27:56 AM
i.dailymail.co.uk

Mitt Romney was a cowboy?
 
2012-08-27 02:30:14 AM
 
2012-08-27 02:31:22 AM
Looks awful. There is a reason man has isolated himself from nature.
 
2012-08-27 02:34:33 AM

pudding7: I know a few actual cowboys. Ranch hands and trainers too. They're all super polite and very courteous, but for the most part they're real dumb, mostly racist, and extremely misogynistic. Sure they can ride a horse, but there's nothing "badass" about them.


You don't know cowboys, you know some assholes who happen to be employed as ranch hands.

That those are the cowboys you've gotten to know says more about you than it does about cowboys in general.
 
2012-08-27 02:36:34 AM
Not a cell phone in sight. No earbuds, laptops, Natural Spirit cigs (unfiltered Pall Mall is a direct equivalent BTW), hipsterisms, posing, flag pins or AM talk radio.

They're not scared to step in animal shiat. Respect.
 
2012-08-27 02:38:52 AM

JesseL: You don't know cowboys, you know some assholes who happen to be employed as ranch hands.


In other words, cowboys.
 
2012-08-27 02:40:00 AM

mamoru: Is it me, or is the technical quality of those photographs pretty terrible? Most of them lack sharp focus, good contrast, and good composition. :-/


Silence, knave! Everything shot on high ISO film in black and white is ART.
 
2012-08-27 02:44:36 AM
www.goldblum.com
 
2012-08-27 02:46:00 AM

oldtaku: mamoru: Is it me, or is the technical quality of those photographs pretty terrible? Most of them lack sharp focus, good contrast, and good composition. :-/

Silence, knave! Everything shot on high ISO film in black and white is ART.


I have no problem with B&W high ISO film. In fact, I love the grain and contrast of Kodak p3200. The problem with these pictures is not that. As jekxrb suggests, they are probably screenshots of the originals, which were then processed.. in something like Paint... and, I'll add, probably processed on a Windows phone with terrible screen resolution. :p
 
2012-08-27 02:47:36 AM
Where are the stunning images? Most of what I saw were grainy, softly focused, badly exposed images.
 
2012-08-27 02:47:58 AM

JesseL: says more about you


What your posts say about you is that you are essentially a furry, specifically in the eclectic niche of gun-totin' buckaroos.

You go, girl.

/we don't judge.
 
2012-08-27 02:48:11 AM

mamoru: oldtaku: mamoru: Is it me, or is the technical quality of those photographs pretty terrible? Most of them lack sharp focus, good contrast, and good composition. :-/

Silence, knave! Everything shot on high ISO film in black and white is ART.

I have no problem with B&W high ISO film. In fact, I love the grain and contrast of Kodak p3200. The problem with these pictures is not that. As jekxrb suggests, they are probably screenshots of the originals, which were then processed.. in something like Paint... and, I'll add, probably processed on a Windows phone with terrible screen resolution. :p


Art is defined by the medium? Oh god, what an ignorant way to start the day.
 
2012-08-27 02:52:49 AM
Oh, give me a home where the buffalo roam
Where the deer and the antelope play
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word
And the skies are not cloudy all day
Home, home on the range
Where the deer and the antelope play
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word
And the skies are not cloudy all day
 
2012-08-27 02:56:55 AM

Hector Remarkable: Oh, give me a home where the buffalo roam
Where the deer and the antelope play
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word
And the skies are not cloudy all day
Home, home on the range
Where the deer and the antelope play
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word
And the skies are not cloudy all day


I think everyone should read this.

Does this have anything to do worth homosex? No. It's about nature and living out in the wilderness.

Not about the homosex.

Let that sink in, gay people.
 
2012-08-27 02:58:10 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: sink in, gay people


Fark.com is not your personal erotica site.

/nttawwt
 
2012-08-27 03:03:01 AM
Marlboro Man there in the foothills of the Wasatch is wearing a Montana hat. Maybe he's vacationing.
 
2012-08-27 03:05:16 AM
"It's too late for prayers. For even if the prayers were answered, and a miracle occurred, and the yen did this, and the dollar did that, and the infrastructure did the other thing, we would still be dead. You know why? Fiber optics. New technologies. Obsolescence. We're dead alright. We're just not broke. And you know the surest way to go broke? Keep getting an increasing share of a shrinking market. Down the tubes. Slow but sure. You know, at one time there must've been dozens of companies making buggy whips. And I'll bet the last company around was the one that made the best goddamn buggy whip you ever saw. Now how would you have liked to have been a stockholder in that company? You invested in a business and this business is dead. Let's have the intelligence, let's have the decency to sign the death certificate, collect the insurance, and invest in something with a future..."

/cynicism
//not mine
 
2012-08-27 03:09:12 AM
Al Swearengen > all cowboys
 
2012-08-27 03:18:49 AM

mamoru: I have no problem with B&W high ISO film. In fact, I love the grain and contrast of Kodak p3200. The problem with these pictures is not that. As jekxrb suggests, they are probably screenshots of the originals, which were then processed.. in something like Paint... and, I'll add, probably processed on a Windows phone with terrible screen resolution. :p


Agreed - the originals I'm sure are pretty awesome and convey depth. But this is The Mail and therefor they went with the least common denominator to sell papers.
 
2012-08-27 03:18:56 AM
I was expecting some sort of cattledrivers. Those were just a bunch of guys in chaps and stetsons, some of whom were riding horses.
 
2012-08-27 03:23:46 AM

BuckTurgidson: AverageAmericanGuy: sink in, gay people

Fark.com is not your personal erotica site.

/nttawwt


Not yet.

Not. Yet.
 
2012-08-27 03:27:11 AM

Generation_D: I've noticed that the British are a lot more fascinated by American Cowboy mythology than most Americans are.


One thing you notice when you travel abroad is the closeness. Europe is small, England especially so. Everything is close. When someone comes to America, the first thing they notice is how vast it is. We have huge tracts of land. The entire UK is about 650 miles from top to bottom. The Goodnight Loving Trail (actually named after two people, as I found out when looking for the length, not just a bit of poetry) is 600 miles. The Chisholm Trail was 520 or so. With absolutely nobody in sight for months. To somebody from the British isles, or anywhere in Europe, that's so completely foreign that there's no way it can't help but fascinate.
 
2012-08-27 03:27:24 AM

JesseL: You don't know cowboys, you know some assholes


And now he knows one more.
 
2012-08-27 03:27:26 AM

RoyBatty: Using black and white photography overly romanticizes the subject and masks the feel of the modern era. Those guys are listening to cowboy dubstep and the article never mentions that.


I was actually going to say nearly the exact same thing. Glad I'm not alone in this. I mean, I suppose that romanticization was kind of the point of her project, but still, it feels a bit dishonest here.
 
2012-08-27 03:30:26 AM

Godscrack: [img856.imageshack.us image 500x506]

Looks like this buckaroo had a rough night in the bunkhouse.




Brokebutt Mountain...
 
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