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Hillbillygirl
09-18-2013, 06:25 AM
We went to a local rodeo and caught a little of the action. Was a lot of fun and we were able to get clear shooting right at the fence.


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http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7308/9660550252_5e7710ffa3_b.jpg



.....and how "NOT" to dismount a bucking bronc. This poor bugger got hung up for twenty looooong seconds . Right arm probably a little longer now.


http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7458/9657326933_cda14ca7e2_b.jpg

missyinmuskoka
09-18-2013, 08:26 AM
Amazing and so sharp! Love #1 the best because it has no distractions and love the dirt flying behind the horses hooves! Great job!

Runmonty
09-18-2013, 08:56 AM
These are super HBG. All are great but I really love the 2nd one. (so much I had to nominate it)

JAS_Photo
09-18-2013, 10:29 AM
I agree with the guy above me. Great choice Runmonty. :)

Marko
09-18-2013, 10:43 AM
what a FAB set! awesome clarity.
Can I ask about the PP in shots 1 and 2 here HBG?
Thx!

Bambi
09-18-2013, 08:26 PM
great shots--all 3. I too love #2

ewaizel
09-19-2013, 12:00 AM
Lots of movement. Nice

Yisehaq
09-19-2013, 03:19 AM
Fantastic shot and clarity! Second one for me too.
I am eager to hear the answer for Marko's question? Did you use flash for these shots?

Can I ask about the PP in shots 1 and 2 here HBG?Thx!

Hillbillygirl
09-19-2013, 06:08 AM
Thank you all very much for the kind compliments.:o It was def a lot of fun shooting this.

As for the PP, I don't really know what to say. No real recipe per se', as I usually just wing it in LR is all, until I see what I like. I will jump back and forth on adjustments until I see the balance I like is all. I do like to keep the sharpening tight and the contrast and clarity high to make the subject pop. On this particular shot the clarity is only at +18, sharpening +48, and contrast +40, along with a lightening of the shadows.
There was no flash used in any shots as I would not dare try that with these performance animals, which could endanger someones life.

asnow
09-19-2013, 08:16 PM
What an awesome set of pictures. Like the others my favourite is the second one.

Jim Scrimger
09-20-2013, 12:34 PM
Wow - what great shots

Yisehaq
09-20-2013, 03:41 PM
There was no flash used in any shots as I would not dare try that with these performance animals, which could endanger someones life.

Thanks you for this invaluable lesson, HBG!

Rinkdaddy
09-22-2013, 07:46 PM
The 2nd one for me also. Great job on all these shots!

Jim Scrimger
09-24-2013, 11:49 AM
All awesome, but no 1 has got to be one of the best rodeo/cowboy shots I've ever seen

aubintbay
09-26-2013, 08:22 PM
Awesome set Hbg! Count me in on the second one also.

Hillbillygirl
09-27-2013, 12:02 PM
Thanks again to all that viewed/commented. Just glad you enjoyed these as much as I did taking/sharing them.

JednaChwila
09-29-2013, 06:25 AM
WOW! great photos! this is real 'Rodeo Action'! nice!

beatles2
10-04-2013, 05:53 PM
Yup, thats some outstanding shots !!

Hillbillygirl
10-20-2013, 07:16 AM
Thanks very much Jedna, and Beatles. Glad you enjoyed them.