Tag Archives: Philomath

Best of 2015: Rodeo

It’s that time of year when I like to look back on the year that just closed and try to distill a set of “best of”.  As I had the chance to shoot a bit of rodeo this year – let’s start with a few of those.

So – in no particular order – here you go.

best of-4

bcr-1

bcr-2

bcr-3

pfr2015-1

pfr2015-2

pfr2015-5

pfr2015-6

polk2015-1

best of-10

polk2015-2

polk2015-3

best of-7

best of-9

best of-8

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.

2015 PFR by Jones Oliver - Sunday - web res-4

2015 PFR by Jones Oliver - Sunday - web res-5

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.

2015 PFR by Jones Oliver - Sunday - web res-10

These little guys took some spills, too.

2015 PFR by Jones Oliver - Friday - web res-15

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

2015 PFR by Jones Oliver - Sunday - web res-17

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

2015 PFR by Jones Oliver - Sunday - web res-28

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.

2014 PFR - Sunday - 1000px-14

Bull Riding

2014 PFR - Sunday - 1000px-15

Bull Riding

2014 PFR - Sunday - 1000px-20

That’s Bullfighter Cody Harsch.

2014 PFR - Sunday - 1000px-23

More Bull Riding

2014 PFR - Friday Night - 1000px-1

Bareback Bronc

2014 PFR - Sunday - 1000px-13

Saddle Bronc

2014 PFR - Friday Night - 1000px-4

Saddle Bronc

2014 Philomath Frolic & Rodeo: Roping & Racing

The Philomath Frolic & Rodeo just wrapped up another year and thankfully I had the chance to be out there again for three of the four shows.  Here’s a few from the roping and racing (plus one steer wrestling image).

2014 PFR - Sunday - 1000px-9

Steer Wrestling

2014 PFR - Sunday - 1000px-5

Tie Down Roping

2014 PFR - Sunday - 1000px-18

Barrel Racing

Yep, that’s Stevie Rae Willis of Stompin’ Ground fame.  I also have a photo of Sam Willis (her dad) steer wrestling here.

PFR 2014 - Thursday-1000px - 2

Team Roping

PFR 2014 - Thursday-1000px - 3

Break Away Roping

2014 PFR - Friday Night - 1000px-3

Tie Down Roping

2014 Philomath Classic Car Show

Had the chance to head on over to the 2014 Philomath Classic Car Show on Saturday to walk among some great vintage cars and trucks.  For more details on the show – the local Corvallis newspaper has a pretty good write up here.

Great side note on this 1929 Ford Coupe – as it turns out, the fellow who brought this to the show was actually looking to buy a motorcycle the day he saw this sitting on the side of the road with a for sale sign on it.  It didn’t have an engine at the time but he soon had one in it and was driving it around town in no time.  I could probably spend an entire afternoon just shooting this one car.  Philomath Classic Car Show 2014 - 1000 -12

1929 Ford Coupe

As photographers, we know that car shows are probably some of the most difficult places to create photos.  So, why do we do it? 

To be honest, I have no idea…

Philomath Classic Car Show 2014 - low res-10

1948 MG TC

But since I’ve been experimenting with this X100S + IR filter combo for a couple of weeks – I decided early to simply keep to the IR theme.  And though I’m still working out a few things for the technique – I kind of liked them.

Philomath Classic Car Show 2014 - 1000 -14

1934 Ford 5 Window Coupe

Philomath Classic Car Show 2014 - 1000 -11

Philomath Classic Car Show 2014 - 1000 -13

Steer Wrestling @ the Philomath Frolic & Rodeo

Just finished up 4 days at the Philomath Frolic & Rodeo.  Still working on a stack of photos and a bit of video.  But so as not to keep you waiting – here’s another steer wrestling photo.

PFR 2013 - Sunday-1

Back to the Rodeo

Here’s a few from the Thursday night action at the 2013 Philomath Frolic & Rodeo.

Steer wrestling.  Here’s one of those moments just after the steer stops mid run and the bulldogger is about to come up empty handed.

PFR - Thursday - 2013-2

Team roping.  Shot this one wide.

PFR - Thursday - 2013-3

Tie down roping.  Just one of those days.

PFR - Thursday - 2013-1

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.  🙂

PFR 2012 - Sunday-2

PFR 2012 - Sunday-23

PFR 2012 - Friday-11

PFR 2012 - Friday-6 PFR 2012 - Sunday-5

PFR 2012 - Friday-7PFR 2012 - Friday-4PFR 2012 - Sunday-18

Rodeo Week: Bullfighters

Two good guys: Cody Harsch and Jason McCall.  In the bottom photo – you can see Jason wearing a GoPro camera on his hat (provided by Paul King).

PFR 2012 - Sunday-24 PFR 2012 - Sunday-16PFR 2012 - Sunday-15 PFR 2012 - Sunday-14

Rodeo Week Bonus: Donkey Racing!

OK – maybe Donkey Racing isn’t much of a bonus  🙂  – but I thought I’d just share it with you all (just in case you’ve not yet had a chance to see this).

The idea is straight forward: A team of two has a single donkey. One person rides the donkey (with no saddle) the length of the arena – while the other often has the rope – hopefully guiding the donkey and rider down the course. Then the teammates swap positions and the other one rides the donkey to the finish line. Easy concept – difficult in execution.

Over the years – I’ve seen a number of techniques – neither of these are uncommon.

PFR 2012 Sunday-50

PFR 2012 - Sunday-21