READY TO RIDE / Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 / ACDSee / Snapseed
In keeping with yesterday's post, here's a shot from closer to home. I photographed these young cowboys at the rodeo in Galisteo, New Mexico. I prefer shooting small town rodeos over the larger, more professional productions. These smaller rodeos are more accessible and provide more and better photographic subjects. The same can be said for Charreada, the Mexican version of rodeo.
Either way, I like going behind the scenes and using a candid approach more like street shooting, as opposed to aiming mainly for the sports and action subjects.
I originally photographed rodeo horses and bulls as research for my paintings. I soon realized that there were many other photographic opportunities to be found and shared at these events.