Summer is…

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The Rodeo!

I spent the day at the San Benito County Rodeo yesterday. It was hot and dusty, but fun to watch.  I got there early to photograph the cowboys, and cowgirls getting ready for their events, and capture some candid moments, and some posed moments too.

Here are Miss San Benito Rodeo 2015 in red, and Miss San Benito Rodeo 2016 in pink . They were helping out with the Halter Horse competition.

Miss San Benito Rodeo 2015 & 2016

Before the Rodeo started the Horse handlers were driving the Buckin’ Bronco Horses to the staging area.

Bronco Horses

Cow roping

Cow Roping Rodeo

Nikon Df| Nikkor 28-105mm & Nikkor 80-200mm| Delkin Digital Film| PS CC 2015.5

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Monochrome Madness 2 18/52: The Wrangler

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This is an image from the Rodeo I attended recently. He has a great face for photography I thought.

Monochrome Madness 2 18 of 52 The Wrangler

It’s already week 18 of Monochrome Madness2! Time seems to pass so quickly each week. I barely made my entry to the challenge these last two weeks.  I hope you have some time to click over to Leanne’s site and view the other entries. I’m sure you’ll find something you like, and lots of inspiration.

Nikon Df| AF-D Nikkor 80-200mm| @145mm| f/6.3| 1/1250s| ISO 400| Manual Priority| Hoodman STEEL Ultra Digital Film| Hand-held

More to come…

Summer is…

Copyright © 2015 Deborah M. Zajac. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

the Rodeo!!

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

BBQ Pit

Ten Gallon Hats

10 Gallon Hats

Cowgirl Barrel Racing- She cut that one pretty well I thought

Barrel Racing Cowgirl Event

Rough Stock Cowboy and his Lasso

Rough Stock Cowboy

A Flag Girl

Flag Girl

Speedy Dismount- He was competing in the Calf Ropin’ Competition

Cowboy and his Horse

Deep in Thought- Shortly before his turn to ride a Bucking Bull

Deep in Thought

There were bucking bulls, and broncos and team ropin too. It was an action packed day!

More to come…