At The County Fair

For just the second time in my life, I found myself at a county fair. I really dig seeing all the pigs and the cows up close and not caked with mud and bodily excrement that I normally see them caked in while I’m out riding on the dirt roads. These show animals are amazingly cared for and it was cool to mingle amongst them and see them being fed, brushed, and even shaved by their caretakers.

And for the first time in my life, I found myself at a rodeo. I can’t say I “get” rodeo, and at times find myself feeling bad for the animals and rooting for them rather than the riders but it was a chance to work on some action photography. I was a paying customer so I sort of had to sit where I could find a seat and was stretching the limits of my Sigma 70/200mm lens (actually closer to a 300mm lens on the crop sensor Nikon D500) but some of the shots were keepers. I won’t be winning any awards with these photos but it was a great way to get some practice in shooting a sport that I’d never seen in person.

All of the 4H exhibit photos were shot with the Fuji X-T1 and all the rodeo photos were shot with the Nikon D500 and Sigma 70-200mm lens.

Thanks for looking.

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