We finally made it to that time of year, our family vacation.  Usually we spend our time at the beach, and Disneyland, and just soaking up the whole California lifestyle.  But this year was a little different.  Wyatt went to Cali in June with his moms side of the family, so we decided to have Carries folks come up our way a bit and meet them somewhere in the middle.  We decided on Bryce Canyon and Zions National Parks.  (I am not sure whose idea it was to vacation in the desert in July, but we would make the best of it.

We arrived in Bryce and decided to go catch the local rodeo after supper.  Now for those of you who don’t know, I began my professional photography career 14 years ago shooting rodeos.  I would get right down in the dirt in the arena and shoot the riders as they competed.  It was a lot of fun, but difficult as well.  There was a lot of time away in run down motel rooms, long days in dusty arenas, and getting knocked around a couple of times by 2000 lbs bulls.   I gave it up years ago because even the wildest wedding with the craziest bridezilla was nowhere near as hard on my body as shooting rodeos.

So we were going to a rodeo.  Now this is not your regular PRCA sanctioned event.  This was a local thing they do just for the tourists, not the greatest rodeo, but for the portion of my family who didn’t grow up going to rodeos, it would be fun.  I decided to take along the camera, and see if I still got the knack for shooting rodeos.  I think the turned out pretty good.  Hope you enjoy.

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Rodeo 5 Starting our vacation off with a rodeo!

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