Finally! After over a year without fans, the Cave Creek Rodeo in Arizona opened to fans. The stands were FULL and not a mask or muzzle in sight.
I was in the Stockman's Club and took my perch high up in the last row. I captured images with a Canon EOS R6 and a Tamron 100-400. I rarely needed anything beyond 200mm so I could have used the Tamron 70-200mm.
The Servi Brothers of Colorado again supplied the stock. They were very lively rodeo stock, too.
The Cave Creek Rodeo featured seven events. Steer wrestling, bareback riding, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie down roping, the ladies of barrel racing, and the popular bull riding.
One of the interesting contestants came in the saddle bronc riding event. Nathan Urie of Ferron, Utah was born with only a right arm! He didn't make the eight second mark, but stayed on for a good six seconds.
Final standings for the Cave Creek Rodeo are HERE.
Post processing in Lightroom. Sometimes in Luminar ai. My new pre-processing takes my raw files into Adobe Camera Raw and then use the new "enhance" feature. This cleans up any noise and also dramatically increases the size of the image so I can crop with confidence. Then I take those new enhanced raw dng files into DxO's new PureRaw for final clean up.
My settings for a night rodeo were shutter speed of 1/800, wide open aperture, auto white balance, and auto ISO. I was impressed with the auto white balance. I did not need to change white balance in Lightroom.
Until My Next Adventure,
See you on down the road,
Click the photo below for all of my Cave Creek Rodeo images!
AND, my narrated video on YouTube!