One more rodeo shot - I observed that the bronc riders have two different styles. The style shown here where the cowboy sits more or less upright on the horse. In the other style, the cowboy lies back along the horse's back and seems to try to stay that way for the entire eight seconds. The horses also had their styles. In the style shown here, the horse kicks its back heels way up into the air; other horses liked to jump straight up into the air with all four feet off the ground at once. Also, many horses kept bucking for quite a while after the rider was off. At the end of the eight second ride, two other fellas on horseback would get on either side of the rider on the bronc and the rider would grab onto on of the other men and pull himself off the bucking bronc. This actually seemed to be quite an intricate maneuver requiring a lot of skill on the part of the other two cowboys and their horses.
Thanks for the comments on my shot of the floating stairs at the federal building. I sure appreciate you all taking the time to stop by and check out my photos. As usual, the week is flying by. Hope you have a great Thursday!