This is the second year that I have donated my services to the Cowpoke Fall Gathering. It’s an awesome weekend of fun with an event better cause called Tough Enough to Wear Pink that supports breast cancer research. Loomis Photographer, Donna Beck Photography
If you haven’t heard of Cowboy Poetry, you aren’t alone. I know when I was asked to help with this event, I had no idea what it was all about. But if you knew my dad, a true cowboy at heart, you would know why anything to do with a Cowboy caught my attention and after learning more about it I just had to check it out. And I am so glad I did.
So what is Cowboy Poetry you ask? Well, it’s a language all it’s own. For many cowboys, sharing tall tales and weaving verse and rhyme was their only source of entertainment while sitting around a campfire after a hard days ride. In this event it’s brought to life with many laughs and stories but can also bring a tear to your eye.
There’s some amazing performers, including retired 49ers football player Jeff Severson and world renound cowboy poet, Baxter Black. It’s 3 days of non-stop fun, tradition and a time to celebrate one of my favorite icons, the Cowboy.
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I’ve never heard of it before, but it certainly looks like a super nice event. Great coverage here! Nice job!
How fun! Love your composition on some of these. Great work!
Love love your lighting and composition! Would have loved to been there…looks like an great event!
Great images! Looks like it was a lot of fun 🙂
I love photography capturing a full story. Great photos. I photographed a bluegrass jam a few months ago and it was a blast: http://www.bokehstory.com/2013/02/19/bluegrass-jam-strikes-back/
Beautiful. Such a fun set of photos
Looks like a lot of fun! I love their hats!!