A large sombrero with elegant, graceful lines makes for a wonderful photo, but the overhead sun often leaves the subject’s face lost in deep shadow. For the longest time, I had avoided taking photos in this kind of situation. Now whenever possible, I’m taking photos of cowboys with their faces in silhouettes.

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Little cowboy on Mexican Revolution Day in Jalisco
A little cowboy on Revolution Day in Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico.
For sale as a fine art print
The queen of the 2016 Association of Charros Ajijic, Gaby Gucho, during the Día de la Independencia parade in Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico.
Gaby Gucho, the queen of the 2016 Association of Charros Ajijic, rides during the Independence Day parade in Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico.
For sale as a fine art print
Mexican Cowboy Silhouettes
A cowboy demonstrates his roping skills on the Day of the Cowboy in Ajijic, Mexico.
For sale as a fine art print
Mexican Cowboy Silhouettes
A cowboy demonstrates his roping skills on the Day of the Cowboy in Ajijic, Mexico.
Mexican Cowboy Silhouettes
A cowboy on Revolution Day in Ajijic, Mexico.
Mexican Cowboy Silhouettes
A cowboy on Revolution Day in Ajijic, Mexico.
Mexican Cowboy Silhouettes
An escaramuza cowgirl during the Independence Day parade in Ajijic, Jalisco.
For sale as a fine art print
Mexican Cowboy Silhouettes
An escaramuza cowgirl during the Day of the Cowboy parade in Ajijic, Mexico.
For sale as a fine art print
Mexican Cowboy Silhouettes
A cowboy on Revolution Day in Ajijic, Jalisco.
Mexican Cowboy Silhouettes
A cowboy and horse trainer instructs his horse to dance during the Revolution Day parade in Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico.
Mexican Cowboy Silhouettes
A cowboy on the Day of the Cowboy in Ajijic, Mexico.
Mexican Cowboy Silhouettes
A cowboy during one of the many pre-Carnaval parades in Ajijic, Mexico.