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UploadedNovember 13, 2011
TakenNovember 6, 2011
ModelCanon PowerShot SX30 IS
Exposure1/1250 sec at f/3.5
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Focal Length4.3 mm
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[Cave Creek, Arizona, November 6, 2011]

Our hostess, Mary Brown, scheduled an astonishing series of events for the JPG pioneers, including a steer-roping competition in tiny Cave Creek, Arizona.

About 30 cowboys participated, including these two lovely cowgirls.

The rules were simple. The chute would open and the steer would bolt for the other end of the arena, with two riders in hot pursuit. The first rider would lasso his head, and then the second rider would lasso his hind legs.

The scoring system was comprised of several elements, but by far speed was the most important factor. The winning team roped their steer in less than eight seconds. It had to be seen to be fully appreciated.

The quarter horses were very handsome, as were the saddles and all of the appurtenant equipment. The horsemanship was highly skilled.

We enjoyed this event very much.

As always, thanks for stopping by!

42 responses

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (13 Nov 2011):

    Well seen and presented!

  • Iztok Urh

    Iztok Urh gave props (13 Nov 2011):


  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (13 Nov 2011):

    Your narrative and photo of the event is fantastic, Dix! You are so cool and awesome!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (13 Nov 2011):

    Wonderful shot..the two ladies look like twin sisters....Lots of good action shots for the JPGer's who took this in to shoot with their cameras...

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (13 Nov 2011):

    Girls? There were girls? I don't remember seeing any girls!! LOL. I loved this event, and the opportunity we had to shoot it 'up close and personal'. I agree, Mary did an outstanding job on this meet-up..with your tireless help...and provided some incredible photo opportunities!

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (13 Nov 2011):

    G R E A T S H O T , Richard !!!!!

  • Melissa Valencia

    Melissa Valencia gave props (13 Nov 2011):


  • Tom Piorkowski

    Tom Piorkowski (Deleted) gave props (13 Nov 2011):

    Great picture, looks like it was a fun time

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (13 Nov 2011):

    Great shot and such a fun time!!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (13 Nov 2011):

    Beautiful capture , looks like lots of fun Richard !

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (13 Nov 2011):

    oh, yeah! i remember these two chicks! seems like they really had their eyes on you! super catch.

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (14 Nov 2011):

    A great portrait of these very pretty and agile cowgirls! They had no trouble competing with cowboys in this roping event.

  • Nancy Richard

    Nancy Richard gave props (14 Nov 2011):


  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (14 Nov 2011):

    LOL@Susan!! So many cowboys, so little time. ;-) Seriously, this is a very beautiful photo of the cowgirls and their horses. You captured them so beautifully, and the composition is wonderful. I liked reading the narrative about the steer roping too. When I lived in Vegas there was always the annual Championship Rodeo at the Thomas and Mack Center, which was fantastic. I have no doubt how much all of you enjoyed this one!!! Another great photo and narrative, Richard!!

  • Paperini Renato

    Paperini Renato said (14 Nov 2011):

    An event that we know as "RODEO", really spectacular, I have never seen such an attraction. We are all performances of medieval origin, such as the "Palio" takes place where the race of horses without a saddle and stirrups they Piazza del Campo for the occasion is covered with clay.

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (14 Nov 2011):

    The horses look so patient standing there....with their cowgirls atop. Your hostess and sidekick sure made some wonderful opportunities for photo shoots. Nice one Rich.

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (14 Nov 2011):

    Great capture Dick. Are you referring to the Mares or those gorgeuos Girls, I think the Girls....LOL. Did you get on any of the horses my friend, if so I want that pricless photo ☺

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (15 Nov 2011):

    Love the touch of red.

  • peggy maguire

    peggy maguire said (15 Nov 2011):

    Great shot Dick.....

  • Steven Schutz

    Steven Schutz gave props (16 Nov 2011):

    I am in love...and I like the photo as well as the always..stellar..

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (16 Nov 2011):

    I really enjoyed this part of our visit. Those girls were great at cowboying. Terrific capture!!

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton   gave props (16 Nov 2011):

    Fantastic Shot of these lovely cowgirls! What a wonderful time I had there - I had never been to an even like this and hope I will get to go again one day!

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (16 Nov 2011):

    Those gals sure look like they are havin some good ol' fun....nice horse pix too!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (17 Nov 2011):

    What fun. These two do look like twins.

  • dawn duffield

    dawn duffield gave props (17 Nov 2011):


  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (18 Nov 2011):

    Oh love this shot. What a really neat event to get to shoot. It was totally awesome!!!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (18 Nov 2011):

    A perfect representation of the new 'old west'.. cowgirls, yet! Lovely horses, too, and a great shot!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (18 Nov 2011):

    Gosh, I hate it that Lori & I had to miss this event, but we just HAD to squeeze in seeing the Grand Canyon as we had to leave Phoenix and head to Houston on the Grand Canyon day of the meet up!

  • Mary Brown

    Mary Brown gave props (19 Nov 2011):

    Great shot, Dick!!!

  • Lynda Jeffers

    Lynda Jeffers gave props (20 Nov 2011):

    Stephanie and Michelle?? :-) Great Shot!!

  • Carl Kuntze

    Carl Kuntze gave props (20 Nov 2011):

    Fine portrait, Fetching subjects.

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (21 Nov 2011):

    glorious shot!!! and beautiful capture my dear friend.Love the narrative too!!!

  • Brad Paro

    Brad Paro gave props (21 Nov 2011):

    A little "headin and healin".......Another fine shot and the story behind it!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (21 Nov 2011):

    neat photo of these two gals. nice!

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (26 Nov 2011):

    Two real beauties--the women are pretty too!

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   said (27 Nov 2011):

    wonderful shot..... the girls look like twins....................

  • Debbie Smartt

    Debbie Smartt   gave props (27 Nov 2011):

    Great shot!

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (29 Nov 2011):


  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight said (30 Nov 2011):

    Thanks, everyone. I am still amazed at all of the things we did during our week in Arizona. Mary Brown was an extraordinary hostess.

  • Winky Vivas

    Winky Vivas (Deleted) said (25 Jan 2012):

    An outstanding image! Wonderful colors, composition, and light. Expertly done!

  • David de London

    David de London gave props (31 Jul 2014):

    Just like home, except we didn't have the pretty girls out there. Well done

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