You're Goin' Down!

Posted by B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 13 February 2010 in Lifestyle & Culture.

The Ft. Worth Stock Show and Rodeo just finished it's run. In bronc riding the rider attempts to stay on the horse for eight seconds without touching the horse with his free hand. This rider is on his way off.

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Rodeo,s are cool..there is always someone betting the odds...and theres fun to have with the folks too..lovely capture..do they still have a clown around for all sorts of situations.

13 Feb 2010 5:51am

@StarCosmosBleu: Oh, yes, they had the clowns. I have a clown shot coming up in this series in a few days. ;-)

Monique from Netherlands

Oops, there he goes:)) Great action shot!

13 Feb 2010 9:08am

@Monique: Thanks, Monique.

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

Ha! Great shot. We went to Cody Rodeo when we were in WY; all my pictures were so bad (they all move so fast...often in opposite directions of course!) so I appreciate this one!

13 Feb 2010 10:20am

@MrsAmber: We loved the Cody Rodeo because it was small and we were up close. That was back in film days, so I didn't get much either, except some good video. The Ft. Worth Rodeo is inside, and we were pretty far from the action, so I didn't expect to get much at all. I was not too happy with the quality of the shots, but the action was fun.

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Oh yes he will !!! Nice B&W shot, taken right in time ! Have a great weekend Barbara :)

13 Feb 2010 10:26am

@Tamara: Thanks Tamara!

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Its always hard to shoot at indoor sporting events, so i really admire ur effort on this one. great action too

13 Feb 2010 2:04pm

@MK: Thanks, MK. I was not happy with the quality, but distance, low light, and fast action took it's toll. Still, the action was fun.

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Nicely captured Barbara! Edmonton is the site of the professional rodeo finals every year in November. Always a fun event to take in.... ;-)

13 Feb 2010 2:31pm

@Eric Cousineau: I have heard of the Edmonton rodeo. It would be fun to see it too.

The Big Guy from Regina, Canada

That's going to leave a mark!!! Nicely captured...

13 Feb 2010 3:00pm

@The Big Guy: Yep, a face plant in the dirt. ;-))

Maria i Sennan from Sennan, Sweden

Boys and girls and horses..this is a tuff sport..love it in black and white..Maria

13 Feb 2010 5:41pm

@Maria i Sennan: Thanks, Maria.

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Super capture!

13 Feb 2010 10:37pm

@john4jack: Thank you, Jack.

Sandy Weston from Madison, Maine, United States

Nice action shot Barbara.....love the choice of B & W!

14 Feb 2010 2:03am

@Sandy Weston: Thanks, Sandy.

NIKON D5000
1/250 second
F/4.5
ISO 3200
135 mm (35mm equiv.)