My first assignment picture!

posted on 13th of november, 2012

Wow! Today my image has been approved for "assignments"!!. I'm very happy because, this is the first time for me!

So I would like to tell something more about that picture:
The rider dressed as Native American, with a gun in his hand, takes part in a commemoration of Old West organized by the "Butteri" of the Tuscan Maremma in Italy.
Tireless guardians of the herds and custodians of traditions of Tuscany “Maremma”: this is the main task of “Butteri”, the cowboys of the coast of Tuscany and Lazio.
An 'old story tells how a group of Butteri of Maremma defeated, in a singular challenge, the mythical cowboys of the Wild West. It was 1890 and William Frederick Cody, or “Buffalo Bill”, with its legendary circus arrived at the gates of Rome. Someone told him that in Italy there were cowboys too and that they were as good as the American ones. They wanted to meet them and the result was a race without precedent: Butteri and overseas Cowboys are challenged each other for three days to taming colts, marking and in tournaments of skill on horseback. Legend or reality?
In all cases, especially during youth, I was always fascinated by the stories of cowboys and redskins of the Old West. Even today commemorations and competitions with horses such as those organized by Butteri attract a lot here in Italy and are still dream of many young people.

Comments (12)

Posted by Joe1971 on November 20, 2012
Nice nice!Congratulations!
Posted by Lenutaidi on November 18, 2012
Posted by Baldas1950 on November 14, 2012
Many thanks to all of you. Although I think that the admission of the photo is already a win for me, I will look with great interest the next competition. By inspecting the photos already admitted it seems to me that, contrary to other times, there is a great diversity of subjects. For this reason I think the competition will be more interesting.
Posted by Py2000 on November 14, 2012
Posted by Thanatonautii on November 14, 2012
Really nice shot!
Posted by Linqong on November 14, 2012
Nice shot!
Posted by Jackbluee on November 13, 2012
Your pictures are very beautiful! A lot of them have very nice lighting. I enjoyed looking at them!
Posted by Egomezta on November 13, 2012
Good luck with your image.
Posted by Laurasinelle on November 13, 2012
Great image! Congrats!
Posted by Lejoch on November 13, 2012
Congratulations! I can understand how you feel: I also have, for the first time, two assignments pictures! Good luck!
Posted by FabioConcetta on November 13, 2012
Congratulations is a great image!!!
Posted by Roberto1977 on November 13, 2012
Nice picture and very interesting story!

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Photo credits: Claudio Balducelli.

About me

Since I was a boy, I always had a passion for photography. In the 70's I loved spend so much time in the photographic development laboratory to experiment with film and photographic papers of various kinds. I am a researcher in physics and computer science and in my work I have also acquired expertise in digital imaging. I also conducted courses in this area. In Italy I am a member of an association that promotes the photographic work not for profit.

Bracciano (rome), IT

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