Local Rodeo

A few weeks ago, before the new job and while I was still enjoying a bit of new found freedom, I made a trip to New Mexico.  I can absolutely say that New Mexico is one of my favorite places to spend my time off.  Love the place, the people and the landscape.  

I planned to visit friends and ended up in Abiquiu' right around sundown.  I stumbled upon a small county rodeo taking place and I decided to stop in and see what I could see.  I paid the ten bucks to park and loaded the cameras on my shoulder and off I went.  I wasn't quite sure how close I would be able to get to anything but it turned out no one seemed to care at all.   The light was amazing so, I watched and I waited.  

The activity in the ring was just too far away, and I wasn't all that interested in that anyway.  But the activity around the entry to the ring was pretty frantic.  The light was great and I just spent time watching.  This is one of my favorite images from the hour or so I spent there before the light went away. 

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Larry D. Hayden