In my Big Lens Fast Shutter post on 2013 goals, I mentioned that I needed to shoot more of the timed events, especially team roping. Early in the season I already had several client requests for pictures of timed event contestants, and I filled most of them at Clovis' 8am slack.
On Facebook, someone commented "Looks like maybe the steer turned into a bear just as BJ threw his loop!" True.
Lots of good reaction pictures in team roping:
I took advantage of the roof of the announcer's box to shoot down on the second barrel:
And did a lot of panning that was very popular with the barrel racers:
One of the best parts of the Clovis Rodeo is the Special Kids Rodeo where the cowboys teach special kids about the events. It's really great to watch and photograph this event:
And since it was so hot all week, a couple of team ropers broke out a kiddie pool. Of course.
My picture of Kory Koontz at Clovis on the cover of the June issue of Spin to Win:
**For more from the 2013 Clovis Rodeo, check out my roughstock post.**