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.
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.
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.
These little guys took some spills, too.
OK – so it wasn’t entirely an unplanned dismount.
Can’t have a list like this without a bull rider.
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.
That’s Bullfighter Cody Harsch.
More Bull Riding
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).
Tie Down Roping
Break Away Roping
Tie Down Roping
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.
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…
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.
1934 Ford 5 Window Coupe
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:
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.