Photography by Gerry Frederick

Weekend Rodeo

After being assigned to shoot the local area Rodeo for the past few years I have become to some a fixture. “This guy with the camera is okay”, they seem to think as I pass by or pick out my spot on the rail. It can be a tough clic to get into. Photographers can get a bad rap by getting in the way or lurking around where they are not welcome. Even well established pros can be kept at arms length by publishing unflattering photos of cowboys face down on the arena floor or cowgirls in anything but most attractive poses. That’s not to say that I don’t have those shots because I sure do, lots of them. I just don’t publish them. At least I don’t where any Rodeo people would see them. My business card is floating around the Canadian circuit and if I’m going to continue to get requests for prints I will tow the line.

This year the weather didn’t cooperate very much for the three day event. It was dark and cloudy for most of the events and this made sharp clear photos pretty tough.  But I did complete my assignment and came up with the photos expected of me. Before and between the events my camera is always on patrol for good images in the crowd and behind the scenes. This year I wasn’t disappointed. My favorite photo came from far away from the arena. A little girl playing on the back of a big truck used to pull a very large horse trailer was by far my best opportunity for a great photo. Lucky me she was willing and her dear mother was just as happy to have her photographed. After  I e-mailed her mother copies. As it often happens children make some of the best subjects.

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Behind these glasses Cutie Gerry 50D 201408179_20 s Gerry 50D 201408179_57 s Gerry 50D 201408179_408 s Gerry 50D 201408179_654 s Hard fall Hold on Just another pretty cowgirl Rodeo Girl Too Cute for you

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3 responses

  1. Jackie Frederick

    I’m waiting for family pics!!!

    Sent from Jackie’s iPhone. Please excuse brevity and typos!!

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    August 23, 2014 at 7:45 am

  2. Excelent portrait

    August 24, 2014 at 2:52 am

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