No Easy Way to Dismount a Bucking Bull...

toragstorags Major grinsPosts: 4,382Registered Users Major grins

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  • JonaBeth RussellJonaBeth Russell Major grins MauiPosts: 951Registered Users Major grins

    Fantastic set! I always prefer action imagery to contain signs of action, such as motion blur, or hair (in this case fringes) stopped in time. You did a marvelous job of combining both elements to convey emotion of what it's like to be there, seeing it with my own eyes. Thank you for sharing!

  • El GatoEl Gato Global Trekker Posts: 391Registered Users Major grins

    I love the action...I can feel the energy.

    The hallmark of a memorable photo...an ability to communicate feelings through an image.

    Well done!

  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLPosts: 6,649Registered Users Major grins

    Really nice work, Rags. Last year while in Cody, Wyoming, at a major rodeo, I was treated to a vantage point right on top of the chutes where action like this all starts. You could cut the tension and drama with a knife, starting when the rider first mounted the beast and tried to ready himself for the hell awaiting him. These shots do a great job of showing just what can happen when the chute opens.

    If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
  • toragstorags Major grins Posts: 4,382Registered Users Major grins

    Thanks for all your kind comments; they're really appreciated...

    These dudes are really courageous...

    Rags
  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLPosts: 6,649Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 27, 2019

    Rags,

    While he was waiting for his turn to come up, I got to talking to a young guy ( he was 24 ) about the dangers he faced when trying to ride these bulls. After he had detailed some of the injuries he has received, I felt an urge to change the subject. When asked what really motivated him to continue doing this, his answer was simple.....money. He said all he's ever done is cowboying.... doesn't know how to do anything else. Bull riding is the only way he can hope to earn some extra bucks. I wished him well....he was a nice young man. When his time came up, he lasted all of 4 seconds.

    If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
  • JuanoJuano Major grins Brasilia, BrazilPosts: 3,763Registered Users Major grins

    Great action set Rags! My favorite is 1

  • toragstorags Major grins Posts: 4,382Registered Users Major grins

    @black mamba said:
    Rags,

    While he was waiting for his turn to come up, I got to talking to a young guy ( he was 24 ) about the dangers he faced when trying to ride these bulls. After he had detailed some of the injuries he has received, I felt an urge to change the subject. When asked what really motivated him to continue doing this, his answer was simple.....money. He said all he's ever done is cowboying.... doesn't know how to do anything else. Bull riding is the only way he can hope to earn some extra bucks. I wished him well....he was a nice young man. When his time came up, he lasted all of 4 seconds.

    Sometimes a bull wants to gore the rider... this chap had a particularly bad day....

    Rags
  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLPosts: 6,649Registered Users Major grins

    That is an outstanding sequence of shots above. I can't begin to describe the tension you feel when you're sitting barely 20 feet from action like this. That #3 shot has as much drama as I've ever seen in a photo. The bravery shown by the guys trying to help the rider here....as well as other riders throughout the event....defies belief.

    If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
  • toragstorags Major grins Posts: 4,382Registered Users Major grins

    For me, the tension is heightened, because you know what CAN happen and when it does.. ugh...

    Rags
  • willard3willard3 Jefe Máximo Posts: 1,941Registered Users Major grins

    Great action series, Rags.

    It is better to die on you feet than to live on your knees.....Emiliano Zapata
  • ziggy53ziggy53 Still learnin'still lovin Posts: 21,407Super Moderators moderator

    Really excellent job catching the action and cropping in to show the full context of the moment plus the intimacy of bull and rider.

    ziggy53
    Moderator of the Cameras and Accessories forums
  • toragstorags Major grins Posts: 4,382Registered Users Major grins

    thanks for the kind comments...

    Rags
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