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Well, if I've learned one thing about shooting rodeo, it's tough. Those animals move a whole lot faster than I figured. Consequently, not too many of my images are real sharp.

Still, though, I found a few to post:


A barrel racer:

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I almost sent this one to the trash, but something about it conveyed "speed" to me:

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For the life of me, I'll never figure out what could compel someone to want to do this:

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A bull, just waitin' around for his turn:

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This bull rider looks like he's beginning to have second thoughts:

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Two shots of the all-important "Rodeo Clown":

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An "earlier-in-the-day" shot of one of the guys who'd pick up a rider after 8 seconds. Assuming, of course, that the rider actually lasted 8 seconds:

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This shot just makes me laugh:


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This first picture is a technical trainwreck, but I think it illustrates just how dangerous this type of life can be. This rider fell victim to a rather angry bull. Note the rope that is still around his hand. That probably kept him alongside that bull a whole lot longer than he wanted:


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He was subsequently helped from the arena. He ended up with a broken lower leg, and a severely bruised ego:


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These were all taken with either the 400mm f/2.8L IS or the 70-200mm f/2.8L. I was doing the "ISO Tap Dance" between 800 and 3200...

Post #1, Apr 23, 2006 13:57:00


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I really enjoyed looking i cannot wait till i can shoot some rodeo around here... we have a lot of outdoor rodeos still ... love the action...
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just a quick side note the clown with the mic is for entertainment, the two in the later picture are bull fighters ... they really don't like the titles confused..

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mmm interesting shots, like them a lot. Dont think i would give that a go...

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Well, you have saved me the embarrassment of trying this myself! :-) I thought a 400mm f/2.8 would have solved all the problems of the universe but those damn animals are just too fast! Was this outdoors? Oh, and I LOVE the one of the girl on her cellphone!!!

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Personally speaking, the last two are my favourites, love to see the animals getting their own back! :)

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Rodeo like all sports has its prefered shots. I beleive any sports photography is a craft that is practiced, not just picked up on the first try. I think you have made a good first effort. I hope I dont come off as smug or arrogant with these comments as that is not my intent, but I have been shooting rodeos for thirty years now and always think I can do better.

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Dale Miller wrote:
Rodeo like all sports has its prefered shots. I beleive any sports photography is a craft that is practiced, not just picked up on the first try. I think you have made a good first effort. I hope I dont come off as smug or arrogant with these comments as that is not my intent, but I have been shooting rodeos for thirty years now and always think I can do better.

Not at all!

I went back out to the rodeo today, and shot during daylight hours. The ones posted above were outdoors, but shot at night.

Anyway, as soon as I get done going through them, I'll pst some more. I'm much happier with the way todays' shots came out...

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Good!

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I have not yet tried to shoot anything that moves that fast. I must have been very difficult. Thanks for sharing.

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