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A photo and lighting place! Here I'll post some stuff I've shot in the process of learning.

Since my move to Fujifilm equipment (WAY sharper & MUCH better than my old Nikon gear) , I now shoot with two Fuji X-E2 bodies and the NEW X-T2 from Sherry on my birthday!

* Fujinon XF10-24 f/3.5-4.8 R (SHARP across the range!)
Fujinon XF18-55 f/2.8-4.0 R (SHARP across the range!)
* Fujinon XF60 f/2.4 (SHARP across the range!)
* Fujinon XF55-200 f/3.5-4.8 R (Uber SHARP across the range!)

Flash stuff:
* 6 Yongnuo 560-IV with commander/transmitter.
* 6 Nikon SB-25/26/28s (old, manual, reliable, nice),
* (6) Pocket Wizard and (6) Yongnuo RF-603 radio flash triggers

tons of stands, umbrellas, soft-boxes, brolly boxes, mounts, hot & cold shoes (and some lukewarm ones), cords, spigots, clamps, pocket wizard triggers, reflectors, scrims, backdrops, adapters, snoots, grids, batteries , chargers, bags & cases, gewgaws, clamps, gimcracks, whatchamacallits, doohickeys, thingamajigs, whatnots, widgets, et cetera.

I love to shoot out on the street, but the technical aspects of photography/lighting are fascinating - and sometimes vexing. I am fortunate to shoot with motivated and inquisitive photographers.

I am available for portraits, senior photos & product photography.

Commercially printed copies (up to 24" x 36" of most photos seen here are available on high quality paper or mounted board for framing.

02 May 2010

The Ashland Jaycees Spring Rodeo

Ticket? 8$
Fast horses, cowboys, pretty girls and cute kids? Priceless.
This is one of the high school rodeos held around Missouri throughout the summer. It's a great show, and well-worth the price if you're looking for action shots. Last year, one of the Ashland rodeos turned cold and I had a t-shirt on. This year the weather was a lot better.

The Grand Entrance. They do it at EVERY rodeo, amateur or pro.
Grand entrance    ____404 (by Silver Image)

I noticed John shot a lot from the bleachers with a long lens. I wonder whether it was for the perspective or just to keep his gear clean. I shot standing at the rail, even though some shots are even better at ground level.  It was muddy as hell in the ring, and when those horses ran close to the fence, sand, mud and equine fecal matter sprayed everywhere. I might need to put my bag on the roof of the car and drive through a carwash after this one.
Keeping out of the mud    ____4177 (by Silver Image)

The crowd was on the edge of their seats
Cowgirl    ____4036 (by Silver Image)
A girl and her dog    ____4302 (by Silver Image)

There were cowboys
Flagman    ____4064 (by Silver Image)

Calf roping
Calf roping    ____4099 (by Silver Image)

Pole benders
Pole benders    ___ _4257 (by Silver Image)

Saddle bronc riding. Two riders - it was over before I could set my camera.
Saddle bronc    ____4057 (by Silver Image)

Barrel racing
Barrel racing    ____4358 (by Silver Image)

And, bull riding - YES!
By the horns    ____4388 (by Silver Image)
Nikon D700 and Sigma EX 70-200 2.8 (mostly AP at f/7.1)
The burgers and coffee were good too.

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