Saturday, July 12, 2014

It's Rodeo Week!

I love the four days of rodeo in our little town....and I intend to go to every event!  Little kids on Family Night, bull riders and barrel racers on Friday, Kiddie Parade on Saturday morning and full rodeo on Saturday night, Grand Parade on Sunday morning and last rodeo on Sunday afternoon.  I really enjoy photographing rodeo events, and I'l be posting a few images here.

This is my late niece's stepson, a young man who works on a farm during the week and fights bulls on the weekends.  His job is to protect the cowboys on the ground from the bulls.  In this sequence, notice where the rider is (he's wearing the helmet; he was thrown off before the 8 seconds were up) in each photo.  Sean, on the other hand, is right in the thick of things, drawing the bull away from the rider.


Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

tough job


Lisa Gordon said...

Oh, this would be a scary job.
These are great photographs, Evelyn!

Sterndal said...

Oh wow, you captured this scene very well!
This seems to be a dangerous job...isn't it?
Have a great weekend Evelyn,
Brigitte ;-)

Anonymous said...

Great action shots!

Gail Dixon said...

Awesome action scenes. I am too chicken to try anything remotely like this. Very impressive!

Kerry said...

I love rodeos too. I just attended the Philomath Frolic for the umpteenth time. It's always great. I'm in awe of the guys who distract the bulls & always hold my breath until the bull leaves the arena. Whew.