Purvis, MS | March 12-13, 2021

I think posting blogs a week after the rodeo is just going to be a new unintentional routine! I tryyy to work on them during the week but with college, it feels impossible to set aside the hour it takes to make a blog post.

Excuses, excuses.

Anyways, what this blog is about: Purvis rodeo March 12th and 13th. If you seen my other post about the purvis arena, you know I struggle here. And while I don’t struggle as much as I used to here, I still struggle. This arena is just SO dark, so now that even though I have a camera and lens that is capable to generating enough light, nailing the focus is difficult because half the time my camera can barely tell where to focus at all.

More excuses, I know. So now what you’re here for, my favorites from this weekend!

All of these are from the junior high rodeo, and I really do like how this rodeo’s pictures turned out! The lighting is, of course, not perfect but I did manage to be able to edit most of them to the point where I am happy with them! The roping pictures in particular were challenging to edit because I had to underexpose the rider and horse in order so there wasn’t a terrible glare from outside the arena.

So now on to the high school rodeo:

So, those aren’t terrible, right??

If you are looking on a phone, anyways.. on a bigger screened tablet or desktop, they are sooo noisy. Not to the point where you can barely tell what is what, but there is a lot of noise. (Don’t quote me) but I think I was at around 10,000 ISO most of the night.

Aside from looking at the pictures, from a personal aspect, I was sooo burnt out after the junior high rodeo. So if you tried to talk to me Saturday night and I was a little off, blame the 5 hour long junior high rodeo that morning. Just kidding, pretty sure I faked my tiredness off pretty well!

This weekend will be the third weekend in a row I’ve shot a rodeo and I’m hoping I am conditioning myself somewhat to not get so tired by the end of the day. I have 6 more weekends of shooting, and I’ll finally be getting a little bit of a break. That makes an entire 2 months of shooting every weekend!!

Feeling very blessed lately!!

If you made it to this point in the blog with all my rambling, thank you for reading! I’ll be back after the Poplarville rodeo tonight and tomorrow!

-JS ❤

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