Cowboy Clown Tries to Protect the Rider – Russian River Rodeo, Duncan Mills, CA, U.S.A. June 24, 2017
Category: Action, Photography, rodeo, Uncategorized Tagged: Action, bull, California, clown, cowboy, dirt, distract, Duncan Mills, fall, gore, helmet, horns, Photography, protect, rage, rider, rodeo, rope, Russian River Rodeo and Parade, Timothy S. Allen
So much dynamic in here, what a great capture, Tim!
A rodeo is really something to watch. I’m not sure if Germany has rodeos. When you visit the U.S.A. you should consider trying to attend one. Many state and county fairs have rodeos.
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I haven’t heard of any German rodeos. A friend of mine does western style horse back riding, and the do catch cattle with lassos, but this is not the same. Will definitely visit one in the US when I have the chance!
Marcus, you really do need to go to rodeo, I think you would have some much fun photographing one.
This looks so ominous – the bull seems to have the hapless rider in its sights for butt out of the stadium!
It is true but another cowboy clown steps in and distracts the bull. The rider gets up and walks away. I may add a previous image taken seconds before and the one seconds after in the next couple days.
Great framing and action. Perfect shutter. Can’t see the local farmers organising this with Galloway Belties in the Harbour Square more’s the pity.
Thank you John.
I had my camera set to burst with the hope that one or two images would be usable. The down side was the limit of my buffer. It would take 8 shots and then pause to catch. I did miss some shots as a result.
I’m going back this year to photograph some more. Lots of fun.
Great action photo Tim, caught in the perfect, heart stopping moment. –Curt
Curt, thank you. Those bulls were rough. As I remember, not a single cowboy stayed on for the required 8 seconds to qualify. Definitely, not something I’d want to do.
Me neither! Not on my bucket list…
I think at this age we value our bodies too much to put them through that punishment.
What timing – the anticipation of the hit! Great shot Tim!
Ravi, thank you. It helped that I had my camera set to burst in the hope that one or two shots would be in focus and capture the right movement. Things moved very quickly.
Great action shots in this series.
Thank you, Anne. I really enjoy photographing rodeos. The enthusiasm may have something to do with the quality of the images. At least I’d like to think so.
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