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July 30, 2016 Travis Dewitz

Cowboy is His Name

There’s a hundred years of history
and a hundred before that
All gathered in the thinkin’
Goin’ on beneath this hat.
The cold flame burns within him
‘Til his skin’s as cold as ice
And the dues he paid to get here
Are worth every sacrifice.

All the miles spend sleepy drivin’
All the money down the drain,
All the ‘if I’s’ and ‘nearly’s,’
All the bandages and pain,
All the female tears left dryin’,
All the fever and the fight
Are just a small down payment
On the ride he makes tonight.

It’s guts and love and glory,
One mortal’s chance at fame.
His legacy is rodeo
And cowboy is his name.
~Baxter Black

Bull Riders in Group Laugh-3244

Serious Bull Rider Vest Patches-2940Bull Rider With Protective Helmet-3057

Bull Rider in Helmet Gets on Bull in Chute-2984Bull Rider Exits Chute Hand Up-3116Bull Fighter Opens Chute-2859

Rice Bull Riding Arena Northern Wisconsin State Fair-3037Rice Bull Riding Company at State Fair-3291

Bull Rider Hand Up-2877Angry Bull Jumping Rider-2880

Bull Runs Around Dusty Ring-2894 Bull Rider Hangs on After Being Thrown Off-2836

Falling Bull Rider with Chaps Kicks Up Dust and Dirt-2837

White Bull in Arena Bucking-3173

Bull Fighter Jumps Fence From Bull-3181

Bull Rider on Bucking Bull-2794Bull Rider Flying Off Bull in Arena-3002Bull Hitting Red Barrel-2893Cowboy Ropes Muscular Angry Jumping Bull-3080Bull Rider Resins Leather Glove-3304Bull Rider Tightens Bull Rope on Leather Glove-3311

Rodeo Bull Fighter Being Chased-2839

Bull Rider Western Shirt and Vest-2851Bull Rider With Budweiser Belt Buckle-3045Bull Riders in Cowboy Hats Look On-3126Bull Riders Watch Bull Ride-3272

Bull Rider Tossed Upside Down with Chaps-2866

Gold Cross on Cowboy Hat-3264

Cowboy and Cowgirl Get Bull Rider Ready-2832

Bull Rider out of the Gate White Bull-2818

White Bull Throws Rider-2822Strong Posed Bull in Dusty Arena-2823

Cowboy Watching Over Bulls-2683Bull Riders Wife Cigarettes Mrs Sunshine-3025Bull Throws Rider Kicking in Air-2801 Bull Riders Arm Cut Through Ripped Shirt-3381

Cowboy on Horse Ropes Bull-3016 Cowboy Lassos Running Bull-3196 Cowboy Wearing Aviators Sunglasses-2927Cowboys Watch over Bull Riding in Arena-3137Dusty Bull Riding-2930

Aggressive Bull and Bullfighters-3122Jumping and Kicking Bull Attacks Dummy-3135

Cowboy on Horse Pulls in Roped Bull-3147

Kicking Bull in Dust-2803Mean Running Bull-2885Kicking Bull Out of Gate-2834

Rice Bull Riding Arena Action-315370-Injured Bull Rider Gets Help from Medics-334670-Medics Cut Off Bull Riders Leather Cowboy Boots-3372

70-Injured Bull Rider on Stretcher Holds Friends Hand-3386

Rice Bull Riding Co. Riding the Bull-286473-Miss Rice Bull Riding Circles Winners on Horse with Flag-336474-End of Day Bull Riding Vest Hangs on Fence Embroidered Sunshine-3388

Photos from Rice Bull Riding Co. at the Northern Wisconsin State Fair in Chippewa Falls.

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travis dewitz pines portrait suit thumb web PhotographTravis Dewitz is a remarkable photographer in the Chippewa Valley. He is well known for photographing local sceneries, landmarks, venues, buildings and people in various and ingenious ways. Though you may not know him personally, his work provides a unique foundation of our local community and his photographs are unmistakable. Dewitz’s pictures are an impressive feat and preserve a moment; long after our travels are over, and our memories faded, photos are what remind us of the adventures we had and the connections to the people we met. Learn More About Him Here | Buy His Book Here

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Travis Dewitz

My name is Travis Dewitz and I am from Eau Claire, Wisconsin. My specialty is commercial photography with a love for expressive portraits. My work is Conceptual, Emotive, Editorial, Surreal and Eclectic. I am passionate about fashioning new worlds through photographs as I extend my visions beyond the realm of the camera. I have incredible vision, which you can see in all of my photos.

Comments (2)

  1. Brenda Schmitt

    would like to buy a few photos from chippewa co fair bullriding, do you have a website?

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