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2015 PFR: The Dismounts

Had a chance to shoot the Philomath Frolic and Rodeo last weekend.  And just for fun – I thought I’d change it up a bit.  So, here you go, in no particular order – some of the top dismounts I was able to put on film.

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Two frames before the image below – you’ll see this fellow in a near swan dive.  Unfortunately, it’s not a very usable image.  Still – I thought this one worked well, too.

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These little guys took some spills, too.

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OK – so it wasn’t entirely an unplanned dismount.

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Can’t have a list like this without a bull rider.

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New Exposure Story: 8 Seconds

8 seconds

Hi all – just wanted to let you know that I’ve just posted another photo story over on Exposure.co – this one on rodeo – specifically the rough stock events.  So check it out and let me know what you think.  Thanks!

2014 Philomath Frolic & Rodeo: Rough Stock

Last week I shared a few from the Roping & Racing events.  This week – rough stock.

As it turns out, it was also an odd weekend for the bull riders as no one made it the full 8 seconds.  Good riders – just better bulls.

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Bull Riding

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Bull Riding

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That’s Bullfighter Cody Harsch.

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More Bull Riding

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Bareback Bronc

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Saddle Bronc

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Saddle Bronc

Rodeo Week: Rough Stock

And to wrap up Rodeo Week – here are a few rough stock photos from the 2012 Philomath Frolic and Rodeo.

The concept?  Just hold on for 8 seconds with one hand.

In no particular order:

  • Bareback bronc.
  • Bull riding.
  • Readying for a bull ride.
  • Saddle bronc.
  • Not all rides go to plan.
  • Saddle bronc.
  • Bareback bronc.
  • Time to move to another shooting location.  🙂

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Rodeo Week: A Bit of Backstage

There’s a lot going on backstage at a rodeo.  Here’s a bit from behind the chutes.

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A Few from Sunday Afternoon at the Rodeo

PFR - Sunday - low res-5The last day of the Philomath Frolic and Rodeo – and there were definitely photos to be had.

Mostly – photos were easier on Sunday – as the arena was not in shade – and the sun wasn’t setting.  This arena – like many others – simply isn’t all that bright at night.

And it just happened to be a pretty eventful day of rough stock.  But as these things go – it takes a lot of photos – and a lot of opportunities – to nail that definitive moment.  I’m not sure yet what the “perfect” shot is in rodeo – I guess I’m still looking for it.  But until then – here are a few from Sunday’s event as I keep practicing.PFR - Sunday - low res-8

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Friday Night Rodeo

A few more from the 2010 Philomath Frolic & Rodeo.

  1. Bareback Bronc
  2. Breakaway Roping
  3. Bull Riding
  4. Steer Wrestling
  5. JJ Harrison running for a football

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