Lazy J Bar C

Lazy J Bar C

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Rodeo Redux

Okay, I promise this will be the last of the rodeo pictures, well...maybe one more for Sunday! The good news is that ya'll haven't seen any of these pictures yet. :) If you missed the prior posts with great, full color action shots of the La Fiesta De Los Vaqueros Rodeo you can see them here and here.

I wanted to play around with some photo editing on a couple of the pictures to give them a vintage feel. I added the sepia tone while the pictures were still in the camera, there is an option on my camera for black & white or sepia. I used the vintage effects option on Pixlr for the overlays and frames, what a cool, cool site and it's totally FREE! I used a different overlay and frame from Pixlr on each picture.

I'm linking up with Nancy at A Rural Journal for the Rural Thursday Blog Hop today because, in my book, you don't get much more rural than rodeo! Yee-Haw!!


Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I love the vintage feel to these - you really got some great shots!

dr momi said...

Thanks for the Pixlr link! Great pics!

Mary said...

Another Pixlr convert! I love it. :)

Thanks for sharing at Rural Thursday, Candy!

Anonymous said...

Nice pictures, Candy. I love rodeos, they are a big deal where I live. :o)

Anonymous said...

Excellent editing, matches the rodeo to a 'T'! =)

TexWisGirl said...

really like the effect you gave these. VERY nice!

Alica said...

The editing you did makes them look like they could be from the "wild west"! Very nice!

Jan said...

Love your photos of the rodeo. Even though I'm a city girl, I grew up going to rodeos. Your photos brought back many great memories.

Elaine M said...

I have enjoyed your Rodeo pictures. It would be nice to have a set of cards, blank inside with these sepia B&Ws. Like the 2cd frame the best.

SweetLand Farm said...

I love the rodeo pics! I think they are great! thanks for sharing more of them.

Kristina said...

Those are great!

Candy C. said...

Thanks! :)

dr momi,
You are welcome!

Yep, thanks to you! :)

I love rodeos too and they are a big deal here as well!

Candy C. said...


Thank you! :)

I was hoping for an "old west" feel!

Glad to bring back happy memories for you!

Candy C. said...

Jerry wants me to print some of the pictures and making cards would be perfect! Thanks for the idea!

SweetLand Farm,
Thank you for looking! :)

Thanks! :)

gtyyup said...

Great action shots...and I do like the editing. Nicely done!!

BettyWestern said...

FANTASTIC photos Candy and I am soooooooooo envious you get to visit the Rodeo! This Western gal is a gazillion miles from one. :-(

Candy C. said...

Thank you!

How are things across the pond anyway?!?

Costin Comba said...

I love the vintage tone. This is a dangerous sport. Beautiful pictures. Have a nice week. Greetings from Romania.

Michelle said...

The pictures realy look vintage. They would look great in a frame I made years ago. You take a cheap wooden frame. Glue a thin rope around the frame .Let the two ends cross at a corner. Then nail a metal star over where the two piece cross. I let the rope ends hang down a little bit. You can glue any thing you want on it.Or just use only the rope.

Janet said...

I feel as if I'm right there with you! Great action shots.

Michaele said...

Love all your rodeo shots! One of my very favorite things about summer!!

Unknown said...

Your rodeo shots are amazing!
I used to photograph my sister-in-law when she ran barrels and poles.
These actions shots are hard to get.
Even though I may want to used Black and White or Sepia for a photo,
I've never had the willpower to do this in-camera.
You've picked some great frames and overlays from Pixlr.
Definitely added to the vintage feel of these photos.

Jen said...

Love how you did the pics... Beautiful.

Candy C. said...

Costin Comba,
Thanks for stopping by!

Thanks for the framing suggestion!

Rambling Round,
Thank you!

Candy C. said...

We really enjoy going to the rodeo too!

I got some good shots of the ladies running barrels too but haven't posted them yet! ;-)


Teresa said...

These are wonderful! I don't care if you keep posting rodeo pictures because I love them!

Candy C. said...

Thank you, I thought I was probably boring everyone to tears!

Kateri said...

I love the way these look in the vintage tones.

Rain said...

Oh my-I thought I loved the color w blue fence background-till I saw these!! They are great! Rodeo is still on my bucket list!! Second to riding a horse!! Great pics-thanks for stopping by too!!--Rain. :)

Rain said...

Oh my-I thought I loved the color w blue fence background-till I saw these!! They are great! Rodeo is still on my bucket list!! Second to riding a horse!! Great pics-thanks for stopping by too!!--Rain. :)

Candy C. said...


Thank you! I hope you get to cross going to a rodeo off your list soon! :)

The Southern Peach-Girls said...

Wow! I love Rodeos, and the pictures are great! I haven't gone to one in quite a while but I hope to soon :). The color and poses are great, too.

Bella Hope

Candy C. said...

I hope you get to make it to a rodeo this year! :)