Hello. My name is Robert McCune. Welcome to this Ranch Country Website. The photo gallery in here consists of carefully selected images of art gallery quality. My main objective with the camera when in-the-field is to find subjects that convey a sense of the remote isolation and hard work of ranch life and its connection to the land itself. Endurance and vast distances, with a barn and corrals or a solitary windmill or a long ago abandoned ranch house as the focal point.
Included in Episode format are backroad adventures I've made through Ranch Country of the American West with my wife, Maggie. We travel in an Econoline work van that has been converted to living conditions: an extended top, bunks, fridge, etc. Additional backroad adventures will be added to the site as they occur. (I turned 80 in 2011, so Maggie and I are making only two back road trips a year now).
Click on The Books in the left-hand Menu and you'll be taken to a description of GUARDIANS OF THE LAND, an account of the seven and a half months Maggie and I spent visiting several ranches while living in the converted work van we call SHADOW CATCHER. (35,500 words and 42 photographs).
A second book is a memoir of the eight months I served in Korea during the early phases of that war; THE HILLS AROUND US: KOREA 1950-1951. You may purchase these two books in hard copy or E-book.
In The Photos category you'll find my Faces of a Powwow; photos of Native American dancers taken over a period of three years at the annual Gathering of Nations Powwow in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
All my photos, including many that aren't in this Ranch Country website, are now available for viewing/sale in the Yessy Art Gallery in the following sizes: 6x8 and 7x10. They are also available in 5½x6 imaged note cards.
Note: Many of you on-line viewers already know this, but text in a website can be made larger simply by going to VIEW in your Desk Top Tool Bar, and then Zooming in one or two times.
Note: Please take a look at my Blog of 3-29-2013 regarding greatly reduced prices of my photos. (And the reason I made the mistake of pricing them as high as I did a year ago).