So I managed to get an invite to shoot a rodeo for a large venue. I was anxious to try out my 80-200mm f/2.8 on something other than concerts, and this seemed to be the perfect place. As I was to discover later, this was the only lens I would use that night. So much for hauling around all my gear.
But that's okay, as you can see from this shot to the left, the bokeh was superbly rendered and the cowboy really stands out from the busy background.
Unfortunately the rodeo didn't start until 7pm so the fading twilight allowed me only a handful of really good shots before I had to crank up the ISO.