2011 Newport Rodeo (Newport Washington Photographer)
After a long day of shooting at the 2011 Hoopfest (click here for those photos) my assistant Shea and I stopped at Moon’s Mongolian Grill. Our goal was twofold. First we needed to get some nourishment. Second, I needed to download my memory card and get some photos sent off to the Coeur d’Alene press for Sunday’s paper.
As we were having dinner I received a call from Nick, the Sports Editor of the Priest River Times. Nick was in Spokane as a competitor in Hoopfest and was going to make the drive back home to get some photos of the Newport Rodeo, unless of course I was willing to stop by and get some shots. After discussing it with Shea (who I found out is a huge rodeo fan) we decided that we were going to the Rodeo!
I captured photos while the light was good enough to get sharp photos, then after it was too dark to get a decent photo I took the opportunity to capture some video clips. The following are some of my favorite shots of the evening along with a video fusing together some of the photos and video clips. Below the video there is a link to the entire gallery where you can view all the photos and order prints.
Now for a video, this video is available in full HD so if you have a fast enough internet connection I recommend setting the quality to 720 HD and watching it full screen.
If you would like to see the entire photo gallery it can be viewed here.