More from the Evergreen Rodeo

© Matthew Jonas 2010/Evergreen Newspapers 2010

Last night was a lot of fun. It was also a lot of work. I was primarily shooting for the sports section which means that my focus was on the riders and a good action shot to fill the page. That didn’t mean that I couldn’t shoot a couple of good feature shots if I wanted, it just meant that they might not run. I forgot how much ritual there is behind the chutes. I really tried to work that as much as I could. I ran into a fellow photog named Matt McClain, formerly of the Rocky Mountain News. I am a big fan of his work. He’s a really nice guy, has a great eye and always makes me say to myself “damn, that’s a good shot. Why didn’t I have that?” The following aren’t in any particular order. They are just images that jumped out at me when I was looking through last nights take. Anyway, I am back at the rodeo today starting around 1pm. I’ll be the guy looking out of place.

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Home Run Helper

© Matthew Jonas 2010/Evergreen Newspapers 2010

Sometimes the reaction is better than the action. And sometimes you were pointed at the short stop and the batter hits a solo home run. Better than nothing.

Third Inning Light

© Matthew Jonas 2010/Evergreen Newspapers 2010

I hate it when I have to leave an assignment right when the light starts to get good. It was only the third inning too. I like this shot but I can already tell that we probably won’t have enough space to run it. Oh well maybe next time. Keep on shootin’.