I’m amazed at the foolish games we play for the sake of amusement or entertainment. I realize rodeo events, most of them anyway, are really based in practical uses when it came to raising cattle and running a ranch. I suppose even bronc riding had some purpose (breaking horses in perhaps) but the bullriding I don’t get. Granted I didn’t get any of those photos this year, but it is pretty amazing to see the craziness that is bullriding.
I didn’t get many, but here’s a few photos I managed to take at the local rodeo. The Colorado River Round-Up, as it’s called, is held at night in Needles, Calif. For the photogs out here, I took these pictures on a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 with an 18x optical zoom, 10 mega pixels and a Canon Power Shot SX260 with 12.1 mega pixels and 20x optical zoom – both only consumer level cameras but I can get some pretty decent shots. The top photo is just a filler and from the internet – it’s not mine.
The others are of either saddle or bareback bronc riding and some roping events. My cameras are limited in terms of light so I didn’t get as many as I would have liked. I want to be able to better master small cameras first before spending the buku bucks to get higher quality cameras. Much thanks goes to my dad for aiding me in my new found love of photography.
I’m in Southern California and I never knew they did this. I’ve been to a rodeo once, like 15 years ago when I was at college in Texas. Very cool!
thanks! glad you like it. yep the Colorado River Round-Up has been here 37 years now (i’ve only been here 3.5 myself haha), but i do enjoy it. thanks for stopping by!