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Rodeos and State Fair
« on: August 19, 2013, 08:12:21 PM »
It's late summer here in Texas, and fairs and rodeos are in full swing!

Post your fair and rodeo shots!
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Rodeos and State Fair
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Re: Rodeos and State Fair
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2013, 08:13:20 PM »
Why I don't get on angry animals
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Re: Rodeos and State Fair
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2013, 08:13:54 PM »
It's late summer here in Texas, apt fairs and rodeos are in full swing!

Post your fair and rodeo shots!

That's a very nice shot. I like it. Good action.

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Re: Rodeos and State Fair
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2013, 10:09:20 PM »
Not being from the south, I thought I would check out the rodeo(s).  It is actually a fun time.  There are a lot of photo ops, so I thought I would share some with everyone. 

These pics are from two rodeos- Denton, TX (made famous because of the filming of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show", and the first set is from Archer City, Texas (made famous from the film filmed on that location, "The Last Picture Show, with Cybil Shepard- the theater still stands today, and nothing has much changed there).

Not all the pics are great ( my bad), but there is a world of interesting things going on there, and if you are looking for something new to photograph, you may want to check it out.
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Re: Rodeos and State Fair
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2013, 10:10:55 PM »
Snacking junior cowboy
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Re: Rodeos and State Fair
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2013, 10:21:08 PM »
Beer drinkin' Texas style.
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Re: Rodeos and State Fair
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2013, 10:24:13 PM »
The beautiful Junior Rodeo Queen of Archer County.  Horse decked out to match- note tail bling.  I don't think it shows up at this resolution, but the horse had red white and blue stars on it too- quite a lot of Texas pride.
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Re: Rodeos and State Fair
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2013, 10:26:20 PM »
Junior cowboy, and mom.  Starting young.
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Re: Rodeos and State Fair
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2013, 10:27:49 PM »
The end of the ride is near for this cowboy.
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Re: Rodeos and State Fair
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2013, 10:32:36 PM »
The look on this cowboy's face leads me to believe that he has tasted Texas red dirt before.  This night, he was served up another course.  Horse 1, cowboy 0.

It was a great night, and I learned a lot from this venue.  At only about $10 or $15 per ticket, hard to beat.  I would have shown some "Mutton Bustin" (which is where kids ride on sheep as long as they can- quite a hoot), but the lighting was sub-optimal and most of the pics were noisy.
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Re: Rodeos and State Fair
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2013, 11:34:05 PM »
The copyright is too intrusive, especially on the second pic is just really ruins the whole picture. Apart from that, the pics are nice.


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Re: Rodeos and State Fair
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2013, 12:01:55 AM »
The end of the ride is near for this cowboy.

We can always trust 70-200 f2.8 IS II ;)

Nice shots
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Re: Rodeos and State Fair
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2013, 12:56:49 AM »
Thank you for the feedback.  You are absolutely right.  I didn't notice it until I posted, and I already modified it.  I obviously am no pro, but I put the mark on because in my professional life, a jerk tried to steal my pics and use them for his unauthorized purposes that were bad for me.  Anyway, I'll re-post with less intrusive mark.

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The copyright is too intrusive, especially on the second pic is just really ruins the whole picture. Apart from that, the pics are nice.
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Re: Rodeos and State Fair
« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2013, 01:01:08 AM »
Speaking of the 70-200, this time with a 2X III:

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Re: Rodeos and State Fair
« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2013, 01:21:55 AM »
It is a great workhorse to be sure.

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The end of the ride is near for this cowboy.

We can always trust 70-200 f2.8 IS II ;)

Nice shots
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Re: Rodeos and State Fair
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