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Urban Cowboys

Mission Statement:
To document the city in an attempt to inspire an appreciation and understanding of the uniqueness of Detroit, her buildings, and her people.

Speramus meliora; resurget cineribus.
We hope for better things; it will arise from the ashes.

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Chris Pereira from San Jose, CA, United States

great timing here. Hahaha, one day I was taking the bus home, and we passed two police officers on horseback, and the bus driver began whistling the song from "the good the bad and the ugly"

the wah wah wah wah one. <--- not exactly helpful.

12 Oct 2009 5:34am

fabrizio from rome, Italy

wow fantastic camera always ready

12 Oct 2009 6:53am

----------JH-Imaging----------- from Konstanz, Germany

Great moment, well caught!!! Shame the background is a bit distracting. I do understand however, you need a bit of luck having the right lens and settings ready in unexpected situations.
Have to say I've been very impressed with the general quality of your images in the last weeks. I've been looking regularly on your site recently and think you've got a good eye for seeing the interesting subjects and angles.
Keep up the good work and thanks for sharing, J.

12 Oct 2009 7:34am

@----------JH-Imaging-----------: Thank you. Your kind words mean a lot to me.

k@ from Paris, France

This is a great scene, love the movement/attitude of the horse*

12 Oct 2009 8:07am

mirela from brighton, United States

how awesome! with all the cars in the background! wonderful opportunity for you, I am glad you were ready for it :))

12 Oct 2009 11:37am

Angela Anderson-Cobb from Detroit, United States

Ralphj! We must have driven right past you yesterday. We were at St Aubin & Gratiot when they rode by. Excellent capture!

12 Oct 2009 11:59am

6ft5 from stockholm, Sweden

Wait. It´s the sheriff from Blazing Saddles, isn´t it? ;-)
Great capture!

12 Oct 2009 1:01pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Considering the title, I think the background really is apropo for this capture. Great shot!

12 Oct 2009 1:32pm

Mr Jintro from New Bury, United Kingdom

So that's what the Bronco looks like. There's some horse power in action, etc, etc.

12 Oct 2009 1:35pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

Yee Haw! I'm concerned that if people are going to start riding on horses, that will NOT help Michigan's auto sales. :)

12 Oct 2009 1:49pm

Fusao from Tokyo, Japan

This muscular tension... I feel the energy of the life.
Strength is important to live.
and I like his black leather jacket.

12 Oct 2009 2:55pm

Onlymehdi from Wayne, United States

unreal. wow

12 Oct 2009 4:37pm

manel from Girona, Spain

Vehiculo de un solo "caballo"... Buen documento.

12 Oct 2009 6:13pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

I love this shot.

12 Oct 2009 9:02pm

JoeB from Brampton, Canada

Did he jump from a Harley onto the horse, the parking lot just adds to the ironic moment.

12 Oct 2009 10:37pm

olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

great shot !!! Love it !

13 Oct 2009 12:34pm

Dave MacIntyre from Toronto, Canada

Wow! How bizarre. A real conversation inspiring photograph!

14 Oct 2009 2:37pm

David from Detroit, United States

Great shot!

14 Oct 2009 11:50pm

Stu from Kyoto, Japan

A unique and well-done capture. Great juxtaposition.

16 Oct 2009 4:37pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

perfect timing!

16 Nov 2009 4:46pm