Saturday, February 14, 2009

Rodeo 2009

I had a blast covering the rodeo for my first time last week! In between shooting my first photo story of interns who clean from midnight until six in the morning, I tried to capture some of the mood and flavor of the fair grounds. Prior to going, I knew I wanted to shoot the fair grounds at sunset, and maybe capture some romantic moments for a valentine's day feature. So I remembered a shot Lisa Krantz (SA express) took of two lovers on a ferris wheel and thought I might try something like it, something I never anticipated actually working out for me! I planned ahead and made sure to get in line behind a couple, hoping everything would fall into place. They faced the sunset (perfect), and I actually was placed in the carriage infront of them (no idea how), but this is what made my images! They never knew I was shooting them until afterwards, and they were totally fine with it. They even gave me their e-mail so I could mail the shots to them! :) Those pictures made my night.

Swine Racing

Kids cheer for their favorite pig, including Tony Porker and Shaquile O' Squeal

An oreo waited for the winning pig, although none wanted to eat it.

Swimming pig

Young and old enjoy the race

Sisters Ariel Keizman, 7, and Maya, 5, ride on the potato-sack slide on Friday, Feb 13.

Anna and Erin Franklin have fun on the Carousel.

Esteban Armenta and Jessica Clark ride on the ferris wheel at sunset on Friday, Feb 13. The two came to see the Goo Goo Dolls perform that night.


Chong-Ling said...

Great photos, again! Glad that you are keeping up the blog, show us the photos. Thanks, we are proud of you!

Robby L Photography said...

I really like these.
Especially that last one!