Monday, June 14, 2010

Rodeo: Day 1: dry and dusty

"Justin Motley of Wasatch is thrown to the ground after falling from his bull during the first day of Utah High School Rodeo Finals at the Heber City Fairgrounds, Wednesday, June 9, 2010."

What can I say, I am new to this idea of rodeo.

Everything I see at a rodeo is visual stimulation. At times I feel as if there is too much going on at once and overloads my pupils.

A couple months ago I shot my first rodeo. But I wasn't in the mood to shoot since I wasn't working on the clock. I instead enjoyed myself by just taking in the sights and sounds.

This week, I was sent up to the Utah high school rodeo championships. The two days I was up in Heber City were completely different.

On Wednesday morning, it was dry and dusty. I spent a lot of time trying to understand the competitions and making sure I had the right names for the cowboys and cowgirls in my frames. There is a lot of things going on at once, it can get confusing.

I had a blast and would return later in the week.

Stay tuned for part two; Rodeo: wet and muddy.


Blogger Kellie McCann said...

Wow! I really LOVE these images, especially the use of Black and White for the story! I have never been to a rodeo, and you really captured unique images with a creative angle!

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