Wednesday, July 18, 2018

My Best Shot

Every so often, I take a photo that makes me proud. This is that one for maybe this entire year.  (The cowboy suffered a broken nose...his hand got hung up in the rigging and he was bouncing around on the side of the horse for awhile...and he must have had bruises, but nothing obviously serious.  Just another day in a bareback bronc rider's life!)   The action is related in the photos series below.  The above action happened third from the end.   The previous blog post contains other rodeo photos.

Rodeo Time

The second full weekend of July means it's Elgin Stampede time.  Four nights of activities include a kids' evening, a bull-riding evening, a Tough Enough to Wear Pink rodeo evening, and another rodeo evening.  I am well aware that I need a better lens to capture low-light action, but I can't bring myself to fork over $1500 for one week a year.  These are my favorites for 2018, some edited to make up for "soft" images. (There is no rhyme or reason to these images; Blogger is not very "user-friendly" when photos need to be rearranged.)

Sunday, July 8, 2018

"Stay Out"

I'm falling behind in my plan to make a blog post at least once a month; I'll blame it on old age, busy-ness, and a bit of disorganization!  So a long drive in the country (we have a lot of it around here) produced the images for this post: signs on private property.  Because we are a hunting area, private landowners "mark their territory" with No Trespassing and No Hunting signs.  As simple as the message is, it's available in a variety of presentations.