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Bull chasing the bull rider after he throws him

Bull chasing the bull rider after he throws him
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nandicmb
 
nandicmb September 11, 2015
Congratulations on your Contest Finalist win in At The Rodeo Photo Contest!!
donaldbmiller PRO
 
donaldbmiller October 01, 2015
Many years ago I was watching rodeo on TV and a bull rider being interviewed after his crash said what was on his mind just before he went down: "This is fixin' to hurt". I see the same thing here; that is fixin' to hurt!
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hkdoctor January 31, 2016
Bravo! Absolute masterpiece! Congratulations!

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sharonwebley
 
sharonwebley July 29, 2016
Rodeo is a barbaric cruel sport. As cruel as bullfighting. Should be banned.
ovosphotography
 
ovosphotography April 08, 2017
like it!
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labels_30 April 08, 2017
Thak you
patrickgoodwin
 
patrickgoodwin September 29, 2017
Wow :) what a story in this photo Total cliffhanger
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Jdmccranie February 25, 2018
Wow! Congratulations.
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ricrog Mar 11
Whoa !!!!! What a great capture !Congratulations !

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Behind The Lens

Location
This was taken at the Caroline Alberta Big Horn Stampede 2013 at the outdoor rodeo arena.
Time
As bulling riding is normally the feature event a rodeos it is the last event of the day so this was taken in the late afternoon on a day in late May.
Lighting
It was shot outdoors with natural sunlight, no other lighting required.
Equipment
This was shot with a Nikon D600 camera and AF-S Nikkor 70-200 mm f2.8 handheld with VR off.
Inspiration
I grew up riding horses and attending rodeos with my family. It was one of the few activities my father took time off work to attend and therefore a favorite memory from my childhood. My love for rodeos has continued into my adult life and when I became interested in photography a few years ago the two seemed to naturally fit together. Rodeo action was the real inspiration for this.
Editing
I use Capture NX2 for my processing my RAW(NEF) files to JPEG and with this one I also applied clarity Topaz filter in Photoshop Elements 12.
In my camera bag
In my bag you will find a Nikon D600 and D90 as backup. A Nikkor 70-200 f2.8 and Nikkor 24-70 f2.8 - these are my main go to lenses and one of them is on my camera 95% of the time. I also use Nikkor 50 mm f1.4, Tokina 11-16 f 2.8. I also have a Nikon 70-300 f4.5 and Nikon 28-105mm f3.5 which are my least used lenses. You will also find 2 SB-800 flash units along with a Nikon Wireless Speedlight commander SU-800, manfroto tripod and monopod and my latest aquisition of a Sekonic L358 light meter.
Feedback
For this and all of rodeo action shot is shoot at ground level through the fence on me knees. Position at the fence is also important depending on the event. For riding events you can be parallel to the action as most bulls and broncs do not go to far down the arena in the 8 seconds that rider is suppose to be on the animal. For the timed events you want to be at the opposite end of the arena to capture the action coming toward you. Positioning and perspective are most important in capturing rodeo action. You will get a complete different shot when standing on you feet, in the stands or on your knees at the fence. Always shoot in burst mode and do not stop shooting when the rider is down as you never know what will happen as in this case. The rider was thrown off and before the bullfighters distracted the bull he started toward the rider. One other important note of rodeo shooting is to respect the riders if they are injured. As soon as you realize a cowboy is injured the camera goes down and shooting stops.

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