Friday, July 3, 2009

Opening night at the Folsom Pro Rodeo

Tonight's adventure was trying to shoot a good image at the Rodeo.
Without being able to get close.... the sun super bright and then totally gone... it was a challenge at best.
Then the old dude that kept telling me that I wasn't allowed to use my camera because it looked too commercial, everyone else is allowed to use their camera's but spend a couple of bucks on equipment, and all of a sudden you are a problem.
The frosting on his stupid cake was when he told me that I should go up to the top of the bleachers and shoot from there..."where he couldn't see me" was his quote. I pretty much ignored him, and then when he harassed me again, I just told him that it was ridiculous. He then told me to go up to the top of the bleachers or "the cops will throw you out" I looked him right in the eye and told him that it was fine with me, and the cops could throw me out.

He apparently went and tattled on me... and the cops came and told me that I was pissing someone off... I replied that I knew that... and it was ridiculous. The cop turned and walked away and said... it was ridiculous. So, I went to another part of the stands and continued shooting.
I pretty much plan to keep shooting for the next two nights and hopefully I will be able to avoid old grouchy.

So, here is my first offering. Shooting sports in low light presents a huge... HUGE learning curve... but I will keep trying.

My flicker site is here

The Slideshow of the rodeo is here

My favorite shot of the night is probably a toss up between these two.

God Bless the USA

and this one

Let me out

1 comment:

NmyDreams said...

Wow! I'd like to see the VIDEO on that second pic!!!! That's incredible!