Headed on out to the Benton County (Fair &) Rodeo on Saturday to shoot a few photos.
Have I mentioned before that I think Team Roping is probably the most difficult rodeo event to shoot? If so – let me say it again…
And – the last shot? Well – that’s from the last ride of the weekend – an 84 point performance by Charlie Skidgel on Disco Dog – to take it all home. One heck of a performance.
So – in no particular order – here you go.
And – well – since you stuck around this long – I thought maybe I’d pass along something I tried on Saturday that I think worked pretty well.
As it turns out – it’s not always easy to keep track of what order riders actually ride (for example – Chase was third on the list for bull riders – but he rode last). Often – a quick snapshot of the scoreboard before or after the ride will help – but – at small rodeos like this one – there’s no scoreboard. On Saturday – I happen to put a small Zoom H2 on a Gorillapod and wrapped it onto a fence and just let it run for the length of the show – just for fun. It not only delivered a great soundtrack – but I used it to confirm the rider / bull combo for the 84 point ride.