Thursday Doors 26/52: N°1005

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Wow, this week is the halfway point for my year commitment to posting a door a week on Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors! This year is just flying by!

While I was at the Rodeo last week-end hanging around the stables photographing competitions, and candid portraits I noticed the stable doors, so of course this week I’m sharing Stable Doors and a very shy horse.

N°1005 -I couldn’t get this horse to stick its head out the door for the life of me! I think I needed to have a carrot or sugar cube instead of a camera.

I do love the bits and pieces hanging from the opened half of the door.

Stable Door 1005

…a close up of the latch,

Stable Door Hardware

A Cowboy practicing his ropin’ in front of a Stable Door N°1022

Practice makes Perfect

Lassoing a dummy cow/bull in front of a Stable Door N°1022

Practice makes Perfect II

…and this blond beauty at N°1002 wasn’t shy about poking its head, and nose out to find out what the heck all the clicking was about. 🙂

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This post is part of Norm 2.0’s Thursday Doors.  If you love doors and would like to see the doors others are posting, or post doors you’ve photographed and join other door lovers from around the world click here.

At the end of Norm’s latest Thursday Door post is a little Blue Link-up/View button click it to be taken to a page with all the links to view all the posts, and add your own if you’re a door enthusiast too.

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

More to come…

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 41/52 Cowboys

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I made this image last summer at the Rodeo. These guys would have a laugh or two in between riders, and events, but man they worked hard  when it was time to work, and making sure the arena was ready for the show. Cowboys

I do love those BIG belt buckles!

This image is part of Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness 2. To see all the great images posted this week click here.

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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

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