2013 Red Bluff Round-Up

It's very hard to believe that this was my fifth trip to Red Bluff to shoot the Round-Up, but that's just what it was. The Round-Up committee and staff were among the first to credential me to shoot rodeo, and the people of Red Bluff have become my biggest fans. Whenever I shoot the same event multiple times, I look for ways to get different pictures. In an effort to change it up a little bit, I rented a Nikon 24mm f/1.4 for some behind-the-scenes environmental portraits. 2013 Red Bluff Round-Up - Martin Matilla

2013 Red Bluff Round-Up - George Gillespie IV

2013 Red Bluff Round-Up - Shane Proctor

2013 Red Bluff Round-Up - Tuf Cooper

2013 Red Bluff Round-Up - J.R. Vezain

This is the third year in a row I got a picture of John Growney giving me the finger:

2013 Red Bluff Round-Up - John Growney

2013 Red Bluff Round-Up - Clint Cannon

Ever wonder what steer wrestlers talk about? Steers.

2013 Red Bluff Round-Up - Steer wrestlers

Continuing my mission to shoot more roping...

2013 Red Bluff Round-Up - Derrick Begay

2013 Red Bluff Round-Up - Cory Solomon

...and barrel racing:

2013 Red Bluff Round-Up - Kelli Tolbert

2013 Red Bluff Round-Up - Sheena Robbins

2013 Red Bluff Round-Up - Jandee Smart

2013 Red Bluff Round-Up - Hayle Gibson

2013 Red Bluff Round-Up - Fallon Taylor

The light on Friday evening was nice while it lasted:

2013 Red Bluff Round-Up - Cody DeMers

The roughstock action was great as usual:

2013 Red Bluff Round-Up - Jordan Spears

2013 Red Bluff Round-Up - Tyler Stueve Knoles

2013 Red Bluff Round-Up - Winn Ratliff

2013 Red Bluff Round-Up - Cody Whitney

2013 Red Bluff Round-Up - Steven Peebles

2013 Red Bluff Round-Up - R.C. Landingham

Some crazy buckoffs:

2013 Red Bluff Round-Up - Dawson Jandreau

2013 Red Bluff Round-Up - Trevor Kastner

2013 Red Bluff Round-Up - Joaquin Real

I used my fisheye/monopod setup for one section of 12 riders and come up with these two pictures:

2013 Red Bluff Round-Up - Tyler Nelson

2013 Red Bluff Round-Up - Brady Nicholes

The highlight is always The Wild Ride:

2013 Red Bluff Round-Up - Cort Scheer

2013 Red Bluff Round-Up - Ty Manke

2013 Red Bluff Round-Up - Levi Berry

2013 Red Bluff Round-Up - Roy Johnson

2013 Red Bluff Round-Up - Louie Brunson

2013 Red Bluff Round-Up - Ad Bugenig

2013 Red Bluff Round-Up - Ad Bugenig

Flying U #317 update: After my wife first saw 317 at Oakdale, she decided that he was her favorite, and she named him Eugene. I changed it slightly to U-Gene to go along with the Flying U theme. I asked Reno Rosser if we could actually name him U-Gene, and he said sure. At Red Bluff we got to spend a lot of time with U-Gene as he waited for his turn to run the arena. Mostly he slept, with breaks for his mother's milk and a little bit of hay, but towards the end of the week, he warmed up to us.

2013 Red Bluff Round-Up - Flying U #317 U-Gene

2013 Red Bluff Round-Up - Flying U #317 U-Gene

When it was time for his lap, he did it perfectly, even matching his mom stride for stride:

2013 Red Bluff Round-Up - Flying U #317 U-Gene