Champs… Past & Present

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There are a lot of reasons I enjoy photographing the Elizabeth Stampede Rodeo in Elizabeth, CO. 1 – It is a small town rodeo and I appreciate that vibe, having grown up in a small town in the Midwest, surrounded by lakes, rural farmland and orchards. 2 – The people that put on the rodeo and all the volunteers that make it work are incredible. Quality folks all the way to their core. And because good things come in threes… 3 – World champions past and present will make appearances at the small rodeo, which lets you know what a quality run rodeo it really is.

Along those lines, I photographed the Friday night Extreme Bulls competition and was blessed to be able to talk afterwards with 7-time PRCA world champion bull rider Sage Kimzey AND ProRodeo Hall of Fame bull rider Charlie Sampson. To top it off? They are both great guys.

ProRodeo Hall of Fame bull rider Charlie Sampson (left) poses with 7-time PRCA world champion bull rider Sage Kimzey (right) behind the chutes of the award winning Elizabeth Stampede Rodeo in Elizabeth, CO following the Extreme Bulls competition on Friday June 03, 2022. Kimzey treated the sold-out crowd to a wild ride aboard a young athletic bull, but was unsuccessful in notching a qualified ride.

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Latest Article — Farm & Ranch Day

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My latest article with photos has just been published online on the website of The Fence Post magazine. It will be in this coming Monday’s print edition, as well. The article and photography cover the 2022 Farm & Ranch Day (Saturday May 28th) put on by the Colorado Agricultural Leadership Foundation (CALF) at their facilities located on the historic Lowell Ranch outside of Castle Rock, CO. Please read the article, where you will see quotes from CALF youth participants (Kenzie Summervill and Isabelle Carlblom) as well as hear from the CEO of CALF (Brooke Fox) and its new Program Manager, Alyce Todd. Click on the link or the image to get to the story and photos!

https://www.thefencepost.com/news/calf-continues-to-connect/

Families from Parker and Castle Rock met at the 2022 CALF Farm and Ranch Day to introduce their young children to farm animals in a close-up fashion.
Image copyright Lincoln Rogers, 2022
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Concert Night at the Elizabeth Stampede

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I created a short video that is a brief recap of the concert night that kicked off the 2022 Elizabeth Stampede Rodeo in Elizabeth, CO. The video is a compilation of some of my photos and video shot during the event. It is on the Rumble platform. Click the link or the image to go to the video.

https://rumble.com/v176iei-recap-of-elizabeth-stampede-concert-night-june-02-2022.html

Headlining the three performer concert — and singing under the fog, colors, and lights — was Ryan Hurd, whose resume’ includes writing No. 1 singles for Blake Shelton, Lady A, and Luke Bryan.
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Connecting Agriculture & Families

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The Colorado Agricultural Leadership Founding Foundation (CALF) held its annual Farm & Ranch Day on May 28, 2022 on the grounds of the historic Lowell Ranch outside of Castle Rock, CO. CALF’s mission is to connect youth and agriculture and raise the awareness of the importance of agriculture for our future. I am working on a story and photos to be published in The Fence Post magazine in the near future, but created a short video of the event to be shared and enjoyed in the meantime. It is located on the Rumble platform. Just click on the link or the image to go to the video.

https://rumble.com/v16rl6t-calf-farm-and-ranch-day-may-28-2022.html

The historic Lowell Ranch outside of Castle Rock, CO boasts the iconic red barn and twin silos that serve as well-known landmarks to guide people to the site of the Colorado Agricultural Leadership Foundation (CALF), which operates on acreage set aside for that purpose by the Lowell family.
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Try it, they said… it will be fun, they said!

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A little 13-second reminder to never get on the back of an ornery bull. What is that famous country-western tune? “Mommas don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys.” Click on the link or the image to go to the video clip!

https://rumble.com/v16dau3-a-slo-mo-bull-ride-that-goes-wrong.html

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Trailblazers In Creating 100% Equine Waste Compost

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I created some added video content to follow up — and pair with — my published article (May 02, 2022 in The Fence Post magazine — “The Source Is The Horse, Of Course“) about the trailblazing Colorado companies that are creating quality compost from 100% equine waste.

It is a short video (just over a minute) that includes photos, video clips and audio interview clips. I thought those companies deserved some added content!  Just click on the link or the image to get to the video located on the Rumble platform.

https://rumble.com/v164903-trailblazers-in-creating-quality-100-equine-waste-compost.html

Richer Lands Compost owner and manager Jonathan Whetstine (right) talks to an employee while the tractor creeps ahead during the turning of horse manure compost windrows. An Aeromaster turner is attached to the tractor and not only completely turns over the windrow, but also applies moisture and nutrients to the windrow while it does so.
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19 Years of Photography in One Video!

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I’ve been on a a bit of a self-induced content creation blitz the last week or so as the award winning Elizabeth Stampede Rodeo is coming up quick (first weekend of June). This latest video is a fast-paced piece that is a compilation of my photography of that rodeo over the years 2003-2021. It’s been a pleasure to cover that rodeo for publication in numerous magazines over the last couple of decades. Click on the link or the image to go to the video on the Rumble platform.

https://rumble.com/v15uc89-award-winning-elizabeth-stampede-rodeo-years-2003-2021.html

The Elizabeth Stampede’s Blazing Saddles drill team impressed the crowd with a patriotic routine during Sunday afternoon’s Red, White and Blue Rodeo (June 05, 2016).

I hope you enjoy!

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Good Things Come in Threes…

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So what does a chainsaw, morning coffee, and a great neighbor have in common? Well, let me tell you…

I had to borrow a neighbor’s chainsaw (because my old one died), and the thing was finicky, to say the least. If I faced southeast, stood on one foot and tilted the chainsaw 37-degrees to the right, I might… MIGHT… get it to start. I finally threw up my hands, jumped in the diesel and went to the local farm and ranch store to purchase a new chainsaw. With my recency bias intact, I brought home a different brand along with getting a larger 24″ model (my neighbor’s is a 20″ model). Ever since that day, it has been a running joke between the two of us that my chainsaw is bigger…

Chainsaw Coffee given as a gift by a great neighbor — Image by Lincoln Rogers

This past weekend, we had those neighbors over for steaks on the grill and they arrived with a surprise gift, and a hilarious one at that. They know we love coffee, so the package was a bag of coffee named “Chainsaw” with a logo of a chainsaw on the front. Obviously, the ribbing between us about chainsaws will continue for the foreseeable future!

Life is great. You wouldn’t think the purchase of a chainsaw would have anything to do with morning coffee, but a great neighbor makes anything possible. It’s one of those rules of living. Good things come in threes.

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Recapping the 2021 Elizabeth Stampede Rodeo

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I just created and uploaded a recap video of the 2021 Elizabeth Stampede Rodeo in Elizabeth, CO. The short video (just over a minute long) is a compilation of video and photography that I shot over the four days of the rodeo’s run (June 03-06, 2021). It is uploaded on Rumble. Give it a look and let me know what you think! Just click on the following link or the image to go to the video.

https://rumble.com/v15lx17-2021-elizabeth-stampede-rodeo-recap.html

It wasn’t just the rodeo cowboys that were the athletes inside the arena at the 2021 Elizabeth Stampede. The bucking stock brought by Summit Pro Rodeo Company, like Lakota Park bucking off Mason Snyder, was also worth the price of admission.
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Rodeo and Patriotism

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Patriotism is just a love of your country and its founding principles. It seems people these days want to try and make it a divisive issue, but that’s all it really is. Tradition can play a large role in that love. Rodeo is full of tradition. It also makes a point to respect and honor the traditions and symbols of the USA. I love how much respect and honor the American flag receives at a rodeo performance, but there are also enduring glimpses of other iconic symbols of the USA. I saw this one last year before the start of the 2021 Elizabeth Stampede Rodeo’s Friday night Bull Riding competition.

A Bald Eagle made an appearance at the start of the Friday night bull riding at the 2021 Elizabeth Stampede Rodeo. It would be in the arena during the singing of the National Anthem.

Loved the moment. The majestic Bald Eagle caught in gorgeous sunset light. These kinds of moments are part of the reason I love the photographing the sport of rodeo.

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