“People who bite the hand that feeds them usually lick the boot that kicks them.”~E Hoffer
Sad but sometimes true!
I met this client who owns horses and does roping and the rodeo circuit. We got to talking and I told him how much I enjoyed shooting my first rodeo and showed him my images. He told me that I could probably make some decent money selling my images to the cowboys and is going to hopefully help me get started. Anyway, I decided on my way home from Phoenix that I would return via Wickenburg and stop at a roping event for some practice. To be honest, I prefer shooting the bits and pieces of the participants (like the above image)……I am more of a detail gal than an action one. I still find the action fun and try to get the dirt flying and the facial expressions, which is sometimes harder than it might appear. You have to find a good spot from where to shot so you can catch not only the action but blur out the background enough to make it a good image. And keep things in focus. As I said, not always easy. But is is always challenging, one reason why I like to photograph those events.