Aaaaaand we're baaack! Yeah, it's been a while since I've been on here. And honestly it had been awhile since I shot a picture for the paper. After spending the better half of a week at the Bellingham Visual Journalism Conference, where I was a coach in the multimedia workshop on day one, I was back at work this week. Yesterday I shot the annual Long Beach Rodeo with a focus on the activities and events for young kids, which is way more fun than watching yet another cowboy get trampled by a bull...
A couple years ago I spent a little time shooting the stick horse races, but this time around I knew it would be a highlight of my day. I kinda like the one below better because of the rodeo queen behind her, but I'm not sure.
This lil buckaroo had a pretty serious look.
He even held his own in the mutton-busting event.
Unbelievably, in my nearly 15 years of shooting for newspapers yesterday was first ever foray into mutton busting, an event that was seemingly invented for photos.
Heck, I even pulled off a fairly successful panning shot during the youth barrel races...