International Gay Rodeo Finals

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  1. elsaspet

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    Ok, just a short intro....These photos are from the International Gay Rodeo Association finals in Mesquite Texas held at Resistol Arena. There were your ordinary Rodeo events, as well as a few twists. One of the twists was the goat dressing. In this event, teams of men ran up to a goat and had to put "tighty whitey" underwear on them. Another unusual event was the "wild drag race". In that event they had to drag a steer over a preordained line and then a person dressed in drag had to get on top of the steer and ride back over the line. Pretty fun stuff. Hope you enjoy and thanks for looking.

    1. A tumble during Steer Riding.
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    2. Rodeo clown strip tease.
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    3. Bull Riding. Some of these bulls are over 2000 pounds of pissed off beef.
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    4. Arena Judge
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    5. Team Roping....(poor calf!)
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    6. Drag Racer
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    7. A bad fall. This cowboy took a while to get up.
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    8. Rodeo Clown and Judge having way too much fun.
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    9. Barrel Racer
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    10. A bad spot to lay down
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    All images copyright Cindy Crabb/ONP
     
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    Wow, you've got some amazing pics here! I wish i could have been there... Actually, where is it happening?
    Ha, the drag racer made me laugh! somehow reminds me of the Rocky Horror Picture Show... these things leave a strong impression.
    Really good pics, I love them!!!
    I've gotta be there next year!
     
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    Good stuff, Cindy! You definitely caught some of the better moments here - great action. :thumbup:
     
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    Great series! But I have to say anyone scared enough to wear a helmet has NO business trying to convince a 2,000 lb ribeye not to gore them!
     
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    Great story to go along with the pictures.
     
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    Nice job Cindy! I saw JLacy's shots over on TxPF, but yours definitely tell more of the story. Great exposures, arena lighting always leaves a lot to be desired.
     
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    Great job - looks like a fun day out!

    Rob
     
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    very cool stuff cindy! thanks for the great captions...nice series :D:D:D
     
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    Just wanted to thank all you for looking. I don't have a "sports lens" so I used my 70-200. Handheld. Not easy as that sucker gets heavy. I should have thought to use a monopod, but I didn't. I'm trading my 70-200 in for an IS version, so that should help in the future. Again, thanks for looking, and thanks for being so nice about the photos.
     
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    that third shot is just classic rodeo stuff... love the fringe hanging..and the look on the bulls face...great shots cindy :thumbup:
     
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    Well laid out series cindy. You captured a really good cross-section of the event. Well done:D
     
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    Beautiful work!!! The fellas in yellow add the perfect splash of colour. The first 3 are my faves.

    I live close to the local rodeo grounds, but have never photographed it. During the summer I kept threatening to go. Some how I could not get motivated. Dear friends of ours do Barrel Racing and Team Penning. Needless to say that gang is super fit in mind and body. I tried photographing Team Penning once. I barely got one good shot and they had to keep yelling at me to get out of the way.
     

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