Yellowstone is WAY more than a TV show!

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Despite living near the Colorado Rocky Mountains, I still get awestruck whenever I visit Yellowstone National Park. The scenery along Yellowstone’s northern loop is unbelievable. This image is newly uploaded to my fine art gallery. I hope you will take a look and be as inspired as I was when I was there.

Gorgeous scenery from a turnout on the northern loop of Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, USA. While there are many destination locations on YNP, there are even more locations to pull off to the side of the road and just admire the landscape and natural beauty in one of the most famous National Parks in the world. ~ Image by Lincoln Rogers, 2022
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Trevor Brazile Hall of Fame Q&A is Published

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There is no other name more synonymous with the sport of ProRodeo than Trevor Brazile. Winner of a record breaking 26 world champion titles in four separate categories — Team Roping, Tie Down Roping, Steer Roping and All Around — the Texas cowboy seemed to forever be at the top of the game. Inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame on July 16, 2022, I had the opportunity to have a conversation with Trevor behind the scenes before he received his buckle and statue and before he gave his acceptance speech. The Q&A and some photography of mine of Trevor Brazile in action and also at the ProRodeo Hall of Fame induction ceremony have been published by The Fence Post magazine. You can click the link or the image to reach the article with photos. https://www.thefencepost.com/news/brazile-inducted-into-prorodeo-hall-of-fame-in-2022/

Trevor Brazile was 10 years into his incredible rodeo career and already piling up world titles and big wins, including this Tie Down Roping winning effort during the short go of the historic 100th National Western Stock Show in 2006. Image by Lincoln Rogers – All rights reserved.
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Published — Cheyenne & USAF Thunderbirds

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My latest article with photography has been published. It incorporates the USAF Thunderbirds images I have been posting, along with more photos from the Wings Over Warren flying demonstration and Thunderbirds practice, plus interviews with Thunderbirds officers and the Cheyenne Frontier Days general chairman. I have to say, I loved putting this story together. Click on the link or the image to get to the published article with photography. https://www.thefencepost.com/news/usaf-thunderbirds-and-cheyenne-frontier-days-share-history/

The world famous USAF Thunderbirds perform an iconic Delta Burst formation and maneuver near the conclusion of the 2022 Wings Over Warren air show at the F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne, WY. The air show held in conjunction with the historic Cheyenne Frontier Days was the site of the Thunderbirds’ first public air show in 1953 and they have rarely missed an opportunity to be in the air show since. Image by Lincoln Rogers – All rights reserved.
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A Few More USAF Thunderbirds Photos

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I have finished my story and photos for publication on the USAF Thunderbirds and Cheyenne Frontier Days and how the two have a shared history and respect between them. That should be published soon. In the meantime, I wanted to get a few more Thunderbirds photos put on this blog! I had a very good time photographing and interviewing. Many thanks to the Public Affairs personnel for both the USAF Thunderbirds and F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne, WY. They made it a pleasure.

Almost creating the appearance of a single, long aircraft, the USAF Thunderbirds fly a long sequence in extremely close formation across the sky during the 2022 Wings Over Warren air show at the F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne, WY on July 27, 2022. Image by Lincoln Rogers, 2022
A high speed, close proximity flyby maneuver is demonstrated by two USAF Thunderbirds pilots during a practice session in preparation for the 2022 Wings Over Warren an air show at the F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming. Showing the extreme flight speed, as well as the skill required for this maneuver, the track and pan photography method of shooting this image shows one of the F-16 Fighting Falcons (foreground) to be stopped and sharp, while the other (background) is displaying movement and action blur from the speed and sideways roll. Image by Lincoln Rogers, 2022
Practicing for the upcoming 2022 Wings Over Warren air show held annually in conjunction with Cheyenne Frontier Days, a quartet of USAF Thunderbirds F-16 Fighting Falcons fly across the sky in a formation so close to each other that it appears to be just two extra-long jets in the sky. Image by Lincoln Rogers, 2022
A formation of five f-16 Fighting Falcons piloted by the USAF Thunderbirds team soars out of the clouds like they were born from them as the elite Air Force pilots practiced maneuvers in preparation for the upcoming 2022 Wings Over Warren air show in Wyoming on July 27, 2022. Image by Lincoln Rogers, 2022

One of the chief goals of the USAF Thunderbirds demonstration squadron is to inspire. Well… mission accomplished. I was inspired.

“You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” ~ John 8:32

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Mote in ProRodeo Hall of Fame in 2022

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My interview with ProRodeo Hall of Fame bareback cowboy Bobby Mote has been published. Mote was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame on July 16, 2022. He is a 4-time PRCA world champion bareback cowboy and a two-time PRCA reserve world champ who qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) 15 years in a row. I was able to speak with him before his acceptance speech at his induction ceremony. Click the link or the image to get to the published interview. https://www.thefencepost.com/news/mote-in-the-prorodeo-hall-of-fame-in-2022/

4-time PRCA world champion bareback competitor Bobby Mote made a lot of big rides in his career, including this 89-point effort aboard the famous bucking horse Virgil to come from behind and take the title at the 2015 National Western Stock Show in Denver, CO. Image by Lincoln Rogers – all rights reserved.

It was a privilege to be able to speak with Bobby Mote on the day of his induction into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame. I hope you enjoy his answers to my questions as much as I did.

“You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” ~ John 8:32

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More USAF Thunderbirds

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After photographing the practice session of the USAF Thunderbirds demonstration squadron on July 25, I was able to also photograph the 2022 Wings Over Warren Air Show at the F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne, WY on July 27, 2022. I will post more photos as I work on them from the show, but I will start with this one that I like quite a bit.

USAF Thunderbirds demonstration squadron performs a close formation, high speed maneuver during the 2022 Wings Over Warren Air Show at the F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne, WY (July 27, 2022). The Thunderbirds narrator described their proximity in this formation to be 18 inches away from each other. Image by Lincoln Rogers – All rights reserved.
“You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” ~ John 8:32

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USAF Thunderbirds

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I had the privilege of being able to photograph a practice session the USAF Thunderbirds team was performing in preparation for an upcoming air show at F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming. The flying was impressive and inspiring and the team members I was able to interview were just great to speak with about what they do and their thoughts about being a part of the Thunderbirds team. I have had a bit of time to be able to work on just a few photos, so far, and thought I would share them. I will be putting together an article with photos for publication in the near future.

2022 USAF Thunderbirds practice session in Wyoming. I call this image Touching the Clouds. Image by Lincoln Rogers, 2022 – All rights reserved.
USAF Thunderbirds perform what I think they call a solo maneuver with one F-16 right-side up and one upside down in close proximity as they practice for an upcoming air show at F.E. Warren Air Force base in Wyoming, July 2022. Image by Lincoln Rogers, 2022
USAF Thunderbirds practicing maneuvers for an upcoming air show in WY. July 2022. I am not 100% sure, but I believe this maneuver is called a Delta. Image by Lincoln Rogers, 2022
USAF Thunderbirds show the iconic paint job on the bottom of their F-16 jets as they fly overheard in tight formation during a practice session for an upcoming air show at F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming (July 2022). Image by Lincoln Rogers, 2022.

I had a blast photographing the practice and interacting with a number of great people from both the Air Force base and the Thunderbirds team. They were all outstanding.

“You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” ~ John 8:32

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More Than Just A Rodeo

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A new photo spread of mine has just been published. While the four-day Pikes Peak or Bust NFR Open rodeo was another sell out affair, organizers pride themselves on offering more than just a rodeo. Over time, they have grown the event’s “Fan Zone” entertainment to become a popular family-friendly destination and the rodeo’s long association with helping active duty military families blends a military flavor into all the proceedings at the historic Norris Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs. https://www.thefencepost.com/news/more-than-just-a-rodeo/

The Fan Zone at the 2022 Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo was filled with family-friendly activities of an agricultural nature, including this popular petting zoo tent that housed a pony, a donkey, some goats, sheep and even a llama.
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Colorado Springs Rodeo Strikes Gold

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My latest article with photos is published on The Fence Post magazine’s website and will be in their upcoming print edition. It is about the inaugural NFR Open that took place at the 2022 Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo in Colorado Springs. The renamed “NFR Open powered by RAM” used to be called the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo and was help for a number of years down in Kissimmee, FL. Moving the circuit championship rodeo to Colorado brought close to the PRCA headquarters and made it more centrally located for the contestants to access. The high-profile, million dollar rodeo made a smooth transition to the 6,500-seat Norris Penrose Event Center and the long-running Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo, with all five performances sold out in 2022. You can click the link or the image to get to the story. https://www.thefencepost.com/news/pikes-peak-or-bust-rodeo-strikes-gold-in-2022/

2021 WPRA champion Jordon Briggs (daughter of barrel racing legend Kristie Peterson) and her popular horse “Rollo” blazed the arena for a 17.17-second time in the sudden death Gold Buckle Round of the Pikes Peak or Bust’s NFR Open on Saturday July 16. Although it was the third fastest time of the entire four-day rodeo, Briggs and Rollo placed second behind Cheyenne Allan’s electric 17.04 time in the championship round.
“You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” ~ John 8:32

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Big Rodeo Under the Bright Lights

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I am currently swamped with photos and interviews from covering the 2022 Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo’s inaugural NFR Open in Colorado Springs, CO (July 13-16). While I hope to be able to come up for air sometime soon, I thought I would at least get out a pic of how nice it was to cover a high profile rodeo under the lights on Saturday night in front of a sold out crowd. The Norris Penrose Arena in Colorado Springs is a gorgeous setting with views of the Rocky Mountains.

The inaugural NFR Open held at the 2022 Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo in Colorado Springs was a big success in its relocation of the national circuit finals rodeo format from Florida to Colorado. The million dollar rodeo attracted 200 contestants and sold out crowds to the 6,500-seat Norris Penrose Arena for its Wednesday-Saturday run of five rodeo performances, including the high stakes Gold Buckle Round under the lights on Saturday night to determine the winners who would be crowned as circuit national champions.
“You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” ~ John 8:32

You can also find Lincoln Rogers on
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