Although Cheyenne Frontier Days doesn’t officially start until Friday, I shot my first rodeo event today. It was the “first go-round” for the women’s barrel racing. I photographed it with my boss Mike, who was stationed down on the ground level. This allowed me to roam a bit in the stands and look for an angle that gave me a clean look at the action with a clean background. The light was pretty harsh most of the day, but it diffused out with some cloud cover later after noon. This was my favorite frame. Given that the craziness will soon ensue, I’m planning on just posting a single image for every day I work from now until the end of CFD. I’ll be posting daily edits on our company blog, ShutterSpeed, and I will do a “best of” post at the end of the rodeo. Yippie ki-yay.