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Cowboys and bulls

North Washington – Rodeo Capital of the East

Bull riding


A great evening out is the North Washington Rodeo Capital of the East. It’s a fun, family event which I enjoy trying to photograph each year. I’m not very good at fast action shots But here’s a couple I wanted to share.

I think sometimes it’s good to stretch beyond your talents and out of your comfort zone. So I keep trying to photograph this event and maybe I’ll get better at it.

Be sure to stop by my Facebook page for more photos. Have an awesome week and do something you’ve never done before!

~ melissa michelle

An evening at the rodeo








Last weekend we spent an evening at the rodeo (North Washington)! That was fun night out. The food was delicious and the entertainment was awesome.

I’m still having a little trouble with capturing moving subjects. Plus, the lighting was different than anything I had ever photographed before. I took over 100 photos but only a handful turned out well. I still need to go through the rest of the photos to see if others can be posted. But for now I have these.

I think the main thing is that I’m out there, I’m trying, and making it a challenge. I see what makes a good photo. I just need to get the settings right to make it a great photo! I’m working on it. And, I’m having a lot of fun!

Very soon I hope to hit a few more state parks, perhaps this weekend and next, and then again when the leaves start turning. Autumn is my favorite season to photograph. There are so many colors to capture. So far this year I have visited 8 national and state parks. It’s such a big beautiful world out there – even in your back yard (a state park near you).

~ melissa michelle