REDISCOVERING MYSELF THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY

Friday, July 25, 2014

Rodeo Re-Cap

Over a period of four days, I took hundreds of photos of the 67th annual Elgin Stampede in our little town, population 1700.  These are representative of the rodeo activities:

A local 15-year-old presented the flag at the Saturday show

Calf roping...also known as "tie-down roping"

Saddle bronc riding. There is also bareback riding: the cowboy doesn't have a saddle

Steer wrestling, once known as "bulldogging"

Barrel racing, an all-female event -- a timed event with 3 barrels in a cloverleaf pattern

A local 14-year-old barrel racer

Stampede drill team -- all-female group

Team Roping: one cowboy "heads" by roping the horns and his partner "heels" by catching the back legs

Bull riding: like all riding events, the cowboy tries to stay on for 8 seconds

The bulls won more often than the cowboys

Many modern bull riders wear helmets in addition to protective vests in this dangerous event

4 comments:

Michelle said...

These are some really great action shots!

bailey-road.com said...

I love rodeos. These are great action photos, Evelyn.

Bridget Larsen said...

You will be the official rodeo photographer one day

Lisa Gordon said...

Great motion in these, Evelyn.
I especially like the third one here.