Bull riding at the Isle of Wight County Fair
( Daily Press, Sangjib Min / Buy Photo )
September 19, 2008- Tyler Edwards, left, of King, N.C., carries a flank strap as he prepares for his ride at the Isle of Wight County Fair on Friday, Sept. 19. The T Minus 8 rodeo production has hosted bull-riding competitions at the fair for eight years. The crowd at Friday's show jumped to their feet each time a rider was bucked off his bull, but the cowboys came away with only a few bumps and bruises. Whenever I cover events like this, I try to be there much earlier than actual events to capture some quiet moments. Those images sometimes reflect my subject better like those bull riders, who prepare their rides quietly.