Carbondale’s Wild West Rodeo, that is. I’m basically a one-rodeo guy. I get all the excitement I need at our weekly Thursday evening summer line-up of barrel racing, calf roping, bull and bronc riding, mutton busting and other events. And while I enjoy capturing the high-speed action, I take just as much pleasure grabbing candids of competitors and audience members.
Housekeeping note: I’ll be winnowing out a lot of these photos the first of the year. The 2017 action and scene galleries contain every image I uploaded over a summer’s worth of rodeos. Although the archive galleries contain just a few shots from each of the past seven years, they’re still getting way too big. So rodeo folks, if you’re featured in these galleries, and you want to make sure your mom gets to see your shots, send her to these galleries before Jan. 1.