Riding That Bronc 16 December 2012 by charlene Young champions to be at the 2012 International Indian Finals Rodeo, dreaming of future glory astride a four legged fury. Tags: iifr new mexico nm2012 rodeo usa x-pro1 charlene photographer 14 thoughts on “Riding That Bronc” Excellent, just love a rodeo. I feel the suspense in no 4… Reply Thanks :) This is the first one I’ve ever been to. It was brilliant. Must go to more. Many more! Reply Think you’ve found your storytelling mojo with that little Fuji – these shots are awesome! Reply Thanks Charlie :) I do find it very comfortable to use, although during this trip, the AF lag was driving me batty (before 2.0 firmware update). Small and innocuous for the win! I’d love having 35mm and 85mm equivalent lenses for it though. Mmmmmmm gear… ;) Reply Love it!! And the mojo is not camera dependent; neither was the focus lag… ;) Reply Cheers Brian. Focus lag was definitely all the camera. Good thing there was non-gear dependent mojo to make up for it though ;) Reply Great work mate, better than mine from this really awesome night. And Brian is right … there is no AF lag … only Photographer lag…anticipate…don’t chase ;) Reply A thumbs up from the Jedi master! Thanks mate :) You and Brian *shakes head* Hell yes there was lag. And bloody awful lag that sorely tested patience it was too. Which is why some of the images above were manually focused. I got this anticipation gig ;) Reply Very well done Charlene [ i hope you saw the story American Rodeo by Eric K in RC ] – this is very good and has your voice all over in the content and execution. I am impressed :) very very well done – are there more :) Reply Aw thanks Ray :) Yes there are a few more but this is a summary of the highlights, so to speak – I spent most of the time indulging my very thrilled 10 year old self, more than thinking seriously about what I was doing. Yes I definitely saw American Rodeo in RC… it was a memorable piece. Reply Love this set of shots. Number 3 really speaks to me – it conveys such a strong sense of … anticipation, and preparation. I’ve never been to a rodeo, but it sounds like an interesting place to try and deal with shutter lag! Reply Thanks JP :) I would totally recommend checking a rodeo out if you have the opportunity, it’s good fun. It was autofocus lag. I eventually just turned the autofocus off and pretended I was using a Leica, hehehe Reply great pics, as always, a great story…………looks like you’re having the time of your life Charlene :) Reply I sure was back in September (when these are from), and all other things being equal, New Mexico round 2 should be just as good, or even better :) Are you going to be around those parts anytime soon? Reply Leave a comment Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.