I captured my favorite image of the week on Feb. 4.
The atmosphere and rowdiness inside the John Justin Arena was indescribable — like something out of a movie. Gaps of relative quietness were abruptly interrupted by an auctioneer yelling bids.
On Feb. 4, Sadie Wampler cried after she sold her Grand Champion Steer Snoop Dog for $440,000.
In this image, you clearly see Wampler get emotional as she listens to an auctioneer yell higher and higher sell prices. The atmosphere and experience overwhelmed her.
The image shows how meaningful selling her steer was. The day before, Wampler won first place at the 2023 Junior Grand Champion.
I shot this image through a fence inside the John Justin Arena — behind me, bidders raised their prices while the auctioneer rapidly called them. Nothing special technically happened with this photo, but the emotion makes up for it.
From the Fort Worth Stock Show’s Sale of Champions to the H-E-B groundbreaking ceremony, our photojournalist at the Fort Worth Report captures the diversity of events through images of the week. If you have events or photo opportunities, contact community engagement journalist Cristian ArguetaSoto at email@example.com or on Twitter.