After a fun and photographically successful day out at the 2010 Cloverdale Rodeo on Saturday, I decided to try and get a couple of Vancouver’s finest portrait and wedding photographers, Jakob & Cole from “Nordica Photography” to come along out to the Cloverdale Fair Grounds today, for another taste of some good ol’ country, dust fling’n, bronco and bull riding.
The pull of the $200,000 Cloverdale Rodeo Finals Day wasn’t enough for Cole this time around, so Jakob and I headed out of town with plenty of time up our sleeves to jag some good vantage spots in the beer garden, where I found it to be a particularly good spot for shooting, on Saturday.
After a minor verbal tussle… actually let’s just call it a healthy discussion, with event security and organisers over “long lenses”, we managed to find a great spot in the stands from where we took in the Bare Back, and Saddle Bronc Riding. From there it was back down paddock-side for the Ladies Barrel Riding, the Mutton Bustin’ and the blue ribbon Bull Riding event.
We were blessed with blue skies and plenty of sun which necessitated the need for a few icy cold, bubbly beverages. Too bad only Budweiser was on offer still… and NO, it doesn’t taste any better the more of it you drink!
Anyway, everyone seems to have enjoyed the images from Saturday, so here’s another small selection of frames I shot today! Yeeeeehaw!
Saddle Bronc Riding