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I spent the day at the San Benito County Rodeo yesterday, and really enjoyed the action, and skill of the riders.
I took two cameras; My D300s with my 80-200mm f/2.8 lens mounted, and my Df with the 24-70mm f/2.8 lens.
I ended up switching the lenses to the opposite cameras, so I could use higher ISO for faster shutter speed to stop the fast paced action, and not have much noise to worry about. The Df handles noise much better than the D300s with its older sensor.
I set my shooting mode in Continuous High and made over 650 images. A lot of those are “lead up to the shot” images and will be deleted. I’ve made my first pass at culling them, but did develop several along the way.
So hold on to yer hats Cowgirls, and Boys…here’s a small taste of the Rodeo.
BBQ Pit- The Tri-tip was tender, and delicious
Ten Gallon Hats
Cowgirl Barrel Racing- She cut that one pretty well I thought
Rough Stock Cowboy and his Lasso
A Flag Girl
Speedy Dismount- He was competing in the Calf Ropin’ Competition
Deep in Thought- Shortly before his turn to ride a Bucking Bull
There were bucking bulls, and broncos and team ropin too. It was an action packed day!
More to come…
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These are wonderful photos of the rodeo! You’ve captured telling moments beautifully.
Really interesting Deborah! Love seeing all these beautiful photos and this world of rodeo. Thank you! 🙂
Thank you Lili!
Wonderful shots. We usually have a Juneteenth Rodeo with the Black Cowboys here in Elizabeth. We didn’t this year. I got some great pictures and had a great time at it 2 years ago.
Thank you Jackie! I hope you get to go next year. I’m hoping I can go to this Rodeo again, and try for some different angles, and better shots. 🙂