The Reno Rodeo

After 10 days the Reno Rodeo finished on Saturday. I took photos for five out of the 10 days and picking my favorites was a challenge. Shooting this was a completely different experience than I’ve had before, but I liked it. Here are a few of my favorite photos.

Jason Miller, of Lance Creek, Wyo., wrestles a steer to the ground in 11.5 seconds during the steer wrestling competition of the Reno Rodeo Sunday, June 17, 2012.

Tilden Hooper, of Carthage, Texas, rides Spy during the Reno Rodeo Friday, June 15, 2012.

Along with the monetary awards the silver spurs are what those competing the Reno Rodeo are after.

Bradley Harter, of Weatherford, Texas, rides Faded Dice during the saddle Bronc competition of the Reno Rodeo Friday, June 22, 2012.

Tod McFarland, of Bowie, Texas, adjusts his hat before leaving the chutes Friday, June 22, 2012.

Steve Woosley, of Payson, Utah, prepares before Xtreme Bulls during the Reno Rodeo Thursday, June, 14, 2012.

George Gillespie IV, of Placerville, Calif., prepares to leave the chutes Friday, June 22, 2012, at the Reno Rodeo during the bareback bronc riding competition.

A participant in the Reno Rodeo waits for the rodeo to start Friday, June 22, 2012.

Tod McFarland, of Bowie, Texas, looks down at his boot before the rodeo Thursday, June 22, 2012.

Wes Stevenson, of Lubbock, Texas, rides Crooked Sky for a score of 84 Thursday, June 21, 2012.

A participant in the Reno Rodeo ties on his glove before the Rodeo starts Thursday, June 21, 2012.

Kinney Dale Harrell, of Marshell, Texas, tries to rope a steer during the team roping section of the Reno Rodeo Thursday, June 21, 2012.

A steer is roped during the team roping competition at the Reno Rodeo Thursday, June 21, 2012.

Hopefully I will have the chance to shoot another rodeo in the near future because it was pretty exciting and makes for great photos.

3 Comments

  1. Karen L. Abbott June 25, 2012 at 10:50 pm #

    I am overwhelmed. I have long admired your photos, because they portray the atmosphere of the situation. But these rodeo photos are stunning! I can feel the grit, the pain, and the power of the animals and the men involved. Great work!

  2. Ashley June 26, 2012 at 6:59 am #

    Wow.

  3. Jay Grabiec June 26, 2012 at 7:48 am #

    Really like the one of the dude tying the rope. Keep up the good work!

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