Branded in Sepia

I can’t help myself… whenever it is branding time, I have to switch my camera over to sepia mode.
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J. and J. share a story as Victoria swings a loop.
I could do it as an effect on my Iphoto program… but for me, I like the real thing.
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I enjoy opening these up and seeing the result… and knowing that this is it… there’s no reverting to a color original.  Daniel and Big Red Rooster are forever captured in this moment in a shade of brown/red hue.
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I know that if you squint and avoid looking at some modern touches, this photo could have been taken long ago.
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Victoria drags a calf on Little Rooster. (yes, we have two horses named Rooster -hey!  they came that way!  We just added adjectives!)  The wrestling team of M. and S. are on the job ready to bust it.  You can’t squint enough to think this is an old historical photo… but my kids have never done the “cowboy” dress code.
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My kids’ t-shirts and ball caps ruin my attempt at portraying history.  Pearl snaps are as close as they get.  They get it from their parents… but at least I OWN two cowboy hats!  I have to give Toria points for wearing chinks too!
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Johnny counting out the calves might pass… but nevertheless… I’ll continue snapping moments in sepia.

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