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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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10 Rodeo Photos from 2009

Well – it’s that time of year for “Top 10” lists – so I thought I’d get it started with a little rodeo.

Images are from the Philomath Frolic & Rodeo and the Benton County Rodeo.  These are listed in no particular order.  Hope you enjoy them.

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Photo for Sale at Wozofoto – Only on Monday

Just wanted to let ya’ll know  – I have another photo for sale over at WozoFoto – for one day, on Monday 9 November – at only $10 for an 8×10 (or 8×12) and $15 for an 11×14 – and this time it’s from the rodeo portfolio!

As for this particular steer wrestling shot – it’s from the Philomath Frolic and Rodeo.  Enjoy.


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Benton County Rodeo 2009

benton county rodeo 2009 - low res-1 The Benton County Rode0 is part of the Benton County Fair – and both wrapped up Saturday.  I typically don’t make it over to fairs – but I thought I’d brave a hot, dusty Saturday afternoon and shoot a little rodeo.  Nothing fancy here – no “all access” at this gig – I paid $8 and shot from the crowd – which also meant that I left the cowboy hat at home (by the way – CNN had a great short video on photographers covering rodeos – you can find it here).benton county rodeo 2009 - low res-2

A couple of quick impressions: (1) the arena is smaller than the Philomath Frolic and Rodeo – which is good for photography – it’s definitely easier to shoot the action with a  modest lens and (2) as this rodeo is tied to the fair – I think it introduces folks to rodeos who might not otherwise go – a sort of 2-for-1.benton county rodeo 2009 - low res-3

Bottom line: Good rodeo action – and – if you get the chance – Tillamook Ice Cream milkshakes.  Blackberry.  Seriously – very good.

Photos in order: (1) bareback (2) JJ Harrison – a great barrelman (a.k.a. “rodeo clown”) (3)  tie down roping and (4) steer wrestling.benton county rodeo 2009 - low res-4

Rodeo Season

The 2009 Philomath Frolic & Rodeo will be running through Sunday in Philomath, OR.

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