A summery of Jallikattu scenes, this one on request a more sensational one in PaalaMedu.
Taming the bull, to stay on you must follow the the high jumping up of the bull.
Two young man died in Alanganallur as they were picked up by the horns of the bull.
Overview of the crowd.(you have to be logged in TL to see this large version)
Taming the bull.
Proces:target as a normal Raw edition on a light Raw edition for the surroundings.
Taking a day off shooting as I got a slight sunstroke and a terrible headache.
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CrissX (1093) 2005-01-17 4:39
Excelent capture, excelent colour.I like how you catch the bull in moving.Good DOF.You blured in photoshop the background, or direct from camera ?
maciekda (19891) 2005-01-17 4:39
excellent moment and a very good composition, I don't like this post-processing much - the contrast between the bull and everything around is too high to my taste, but the scene is great
naxius (16685) 2005-01-17 4:42
Your photo is very impressive and dynamic. We can feel the crowd running and shouting everywhere.
You did a great photo, very sharp, with superb light and colors.
arnabchat (7233) 2005-01-17 4:43
great DOF, and you have captured the action perfectly. the background blurred, dusty and the fleeing crowd ...looks awesome! I remember another post you did few months back on this theme.
thanks for sharing!
sohrab (7439) 2005-01-17 4:43
oooh excellent capture henk
your shutter speed here has worked really well
i however agree with maciej
i dont like the post processing much. it makes the subject stand out a little too much and doesn't look very natural.. sometimes dusty shots can be very nice too
i hope you can post the original as a workshop sometime
elihesamian (26149) 2005-01-17 4:46
Congratulation for this admirable result,skilfully captured and indeed very well freezed,a greet dynamic shot,I like it very much,EXCELLENT,Henk!
ChrisJ (93372) 2005-01-17 4:47
Un projectile animé et dynamique, avec un moment décisif choisi par bien. Bons DOF et acuité. Puits fait !
A lively, dynamic shot, with a well chosen decisive moment. Good dof & sharpness. Well done!
KevRyan (22952) 2005-01-17 4:53
Henk - this is just fantastic - great positioning for the moment - to catch everything off the ground - perhaps the background/foreground colour seperation is a little too contrasted for my liking but otherwise excellent! I really like the inclusion of the foreground figure too but again perhaps a little too 'faded' out.
bantonbuju (51763) 2005-01-17 5:01
wow, wow, wow, one of the best i have seen on te - capture, exposure, sharpness, theme, action, colours - everything in place
RGatward (20052) 2005-01-17 5:08
!!! Just a great action shot, what more can I say, lost for words, but I'll have to make way in my favourites list.
jmdaoudal (82) 2005-01-17 5:26
Again, cette fête est vivante, colorée, bougeante.
Grands mouvements avec couleurs et qualité.
Merci pour les photos de cet évènement
igorb (758) 2005-01-17 5:32
nothing to add then excellent.Everithing else is added previously.
supereira (9576) 2005-01-17 5:48
Great moment.I like the colors and the contrast between them.Good textures,light and sharpness.I like the composition and framing.Well done!
centurion (0) 2005-01-17 5:59
Great capture, almost unique Henk.
sn00zie (2384) 2005-01-17 6:12
whoa! this is quite a capture Henk... its brilliant.. very well done.. nice expressions in the background eh?
jp80 (8443) 2005-01-17 6:22
Waho ! What action. Incredible sharpness in action. Really a great pic. Just a regret with the head of the man in lower right... Nice one anyway.
carper (96) 2005-01-17 6:51
Fantastische actie foto, geweldig in beeld gebracht, prachtig pof and dof, mooie kleuren, geweldig goede foto, erg goed werk
Leonie (8809) 2005-01-17 7:25
Fantastic action shot here! Wow, it looks so dangerous...the hoofs of the bull and the bare feet of the man...ouch not a good combination...! But pic is excellent, so sharp! Well done! Léonie
Maru (0) 2005-01-17 8:50
Wowww! excellent shot.. you've captured The moment perfectly..
is amazing the sharpnes of the subject here and I particulary love the high contrast of the blur background, with those panic faces..
Philappy (157) 2005-01-17 10:43
Spectacular shot, the scene is very impressive. I like the contrast between the man and the bull very sharpen, and the people in the background.
alainh (35579) 2005-01-17 12:02
a fantastic one. very impresioning shot with movment, sharpness, colours, all is good. the public is well captured and what about this jump.
great art. Congrats.
kikvel (4784) 2005-01-17 12:10
very nice shot Henk!!!
pure action frozen!
very nice to see, sorry to hear the two youngsters died
it is a tradition here in Py too, I promise I will post someday
tongapup (0) 2005-01-17 15:45
holy moley, this picture is soooo incredible. you must have felt so excited after you took it -- "i just got a good one, tee hee..." i can't believe the clarity of the image! also the people's expressions in the background are so great. and i love the fact that he and the bull are floating above the ground, yet look so muscley and heavy and dynamic.
agree w/ comments about post-processing... it's too evident esp in the bottom right corner.
wicked good. you deserve a day off.
alimo3 (6854) 2005-01-17 18:06
i just say wow wow wow !
this is really the action picture of the day.
a frozen action but it stays beautiful ,
scared people on the back are very funny.
avis2avis (4264) 2005-01-18 1:02
Superb timing! Of all the action shots I have seen on TE, this one is right on top. Congrats Henk!
Karthik (306) 2005-01-18 3:01
wow! Jallikattu Expert! No Doubt, you have captured a great moment here Henk!! I also like the shadows of the Bull.
About the Post processing technique.. the contrast difference is pretty large, may be a little more contrast to the background would be my choice.
Did you notice that this guy in the blueT got the maximum number of Prizes? Gold Chains, Rings, Dhoties, Shirts, T-Shirts, Cookers... what not!
ash_parikh (2266) 2005-01-18 4:28
Wonderful shot, great capture. Love the timing. The photo looks bit unreal with all the work done, should not have done a lot of PS work, though great one.
kaud (1840) 2005-01-18 6:46
Again a dynamic shot just freezed what you are performing these days.
I started looking at your photographs regularly with a shot of this event, Jallikattu, last year. This is a much more interesting one.
jhm (131736) 2005-01-18 11:00
Henk het wordt met dag moeilijker om iemand te vinden, nu zijn er al 14 a 15 bladen dagelijks om te zoeken, ik zie er hier een paar tussen van zeer hoog kwaliteit, iedereen wil het zien en iedereen heeft zeer grote schrik, dit zijn beelden die bijdragen aan het actuele leven om te tonen aan de wereld. Schitterend genomen.
Groeten uit Vlaanderen,
arth (1454) 2005-01-18 11:45
Spectaculaire foto Henk ,ja dit is echte actie .Prachtig genomen op het juiste moment en bovendien nog scherp ook ,mooi contrast met de omstaanders ,Knap gedaan
bebel (7572) 2005-01-18 17:37
spectaculaire Henk, l'action est superbe. Peut-être que le fond est un peu trop différent en luminosité du sujet (le taureau). Ce n'est pas trop dérangeant, mais j'aimerai voir l'original.
A bientôt Henk.
envoie des nouvelles de tes amis.
Michael_Gan (2776) 2005-01-20 5:38
Henk, amazing shot. Full of action, thrill and adrenaline. Enough has been written about the contrast between the main subject and the rest. But what I like is the frozen action of the bull and man in the air and people in the back that are backing off because they are afraid to get hit by the bull. Great!
Jeppe (18654) 2005-01-21 3:35
Wow what a shot - I missed a lot of photos in January here on TE - Too much work.
Amazing action in this image - I like the dusty background and the faces of the spectators as well - thanks Henk for this one and the fine extra shots here and on TL - a favorite.
santosh (304) 2005-01-21 11:57
One of the best action shots I have seen on TE till date. You have captured the essence of the whole situation. The people huddling in fear in the background, the raging bull and the brave man trying to tame the bull. Very well seen and thanks for sharing this picture.
loupiot (3909) 2005-01-23 10:21
Superbe image Henk!
La façon dont vous avez réussi à figer cette scène est remarquable! Une image très expressive avec de superbes couleurs. Félicitation!
Jaku (6812) 2005-01-23 17:11
It's very expressive picture.
People have a strange pleasure in torture animals.
I like sharp first plan and misty second.
patcras (14) 2005-01-25 11:02
Een mutske tegen de zon dragen, heeft uw moeder u dat niet geleerd? Zeer goed stof-effect.
eleparc (24063) 2005-01-28 5:15
excellent shutter speed and i like the scared looks of the viewers around as opposed to the sharpness of the bull and its rider... nice shot! do they kill it afterwards like in the corridas? or nothing as such? is this blood or paint on its back?
faubry (35373) 2005-01-29 13:30
très belle prise de vue en action, le jeune veut à tout prix rester dessu, mais.... pourvu que depuis il ne soit pas aussi, mort, comme les deux autres! the backgound is splendid
Seastro (176) 2005-02-03 21:18
Your composition is pretty good, but your skills with photoshop aren't. You desaturated all the background, but you forgot behind the horns and also between the feet of the guy and the bull. Your original picture is probably better than this one.
Hanso2 (633) 2005-02-23 17:14
No words, just stunning
rbcy1974 (20758) 2005-03-16 6:24
Wow! Amazing shot,t he man's expression, the Bull's jump and all the people running on the oposite direction. Brilliant!
DAM (153) 2005-03-22 20:48
A small bull, but his aggression can still be seen. This man is brave to run along with the beast. I find it amazing that he would venture to run along with the animal, but in bare feet?.... If he gets stepped over, say bye bye to his toes.
I really like the people behind the main subject. They really look in fear and kind of amazed that this man would take on such actions.
Those little horns...deceiving but very pointy and sharp. Not my game....!! Great picture... this is a money shot for sure.
greghume1 (447) 2005-03-23 20:30
The sheer violence of this action shot is incredible. Great capture and pp. Wish I could give 3 stars for this one.
rowanb (864) 2005-03-26 1:20
excellent action capture, i dont like the lightened surroundings though
nygus (8178) 2005-05-07 12:26
you really catched the moment, but i dont like the title
danielswalsh (13593) 2005-06-01 0:38
Nice action shot Henk!
No, I don't think you'd find me riding or chasing a bull...
Interesting choice in post production but it seems to work well here. The action is very well captured and the look of fear is well realised on the faces in the backdrop.
coco (30437) 2005-06-22 11:10
Incredible. Really incredible. Seems be flying.
rutti (249) 2005-06-23 4:35
hah, wooow. This picture is really powerful. I don't know if it would be better without the head in the bottom right corner but maybe.
jkos (981) 2005-08-31 15:34
Great shot! The moment in the air, the focus on the bull and the person. The bull seams to be lying off the picture. And the one expectator at the bottom right just helps!
andreineamtu (466) 2005-09-07 5:33
incredible moment, great timing, good focus. my appreciation..
Albrecht (11279) 2005-09-07 5:55
Absolute wereldklasse foto; scherp, mooie DOF en kleuren en actie.
keribar (43841) 2005-10-02 15:35
I know this is not a new picture, but for me it's new.. This is why I wanted to tell you how much I like it, and useless to say that it goes to my favorites again. I am sure that you could work out an exhibit of these bull festivals, or a book on Tamil Nadu. Perhaps it is already done. If yes I wish to have one. Many thanks - Izzet
Hoos (134) 2005-10-02 15:57
Wow, that’s an excellent shot, good photo, very expressive and dynamic, the expressions are great! Nice job! Congratulations!
Juan Jose, Costa Rica
milosz (194) 2005-10-02 16:05
wow, amazing, excellent shot.
Valentia (1522) 2005-10-06 17:48
Everybody has said what I wanted to say already. This is an amaxing photograph. Well done.
alekpet (4663) 2005-10-07 5:57
I will not add anything to this, but just one thing: I wish this photo had 300 and more points, it really deserves it.
ewag (94) 2005-10-10 5:57
wow, it's impressive! you got me with it. great moment caught. I don't like the guy in the bottom right corner so dimmed and the central figure with a bull so sharp. seems unnatural. but that was on second thought only when I made myself look at it critically. composition is very good though.
gelor (3229) 2005-11-21 12:13
Spectaculaire et magnifique. Félicitations. Gérard
cengiz (3591) 2006-02-01 7:27
nothing to say
dada (1135) 2006-02-06 7:49
wow this is amaizing! great work, Henk! unbealievable sharpeness in those hard conditions!
aralda (1240) 2006-02-07 7:40
Fabulous picture, Henk. The facial expressions of the men in the back and the body postures of the man to the left and the one to the right are memorable. Compositionally I also like the way these men in the background move in a direction opposite to that of the bull and the man trying to climb on the bull.
Thanks for sharing,
MLINES (12516) 2006-02-28 17:45
Good action capture here. This is one of the exciting, but also dangerous looking photos i have seen on TE to date. It looks like the spectators should be further away behind a barrier. Anyway, you composition is very good with all four feet off the ground. Well done.
Mistral (15402) 2006-02-28 17:56
sayan (2617) 2006-04-21 6:44
An excellent composition henk! Great DOF and perfect capturing of the motion! Congrats.
capella (182) 2006-05-16 18:17
i like dynamic photos... thanks for share this hard shot...
Jacobp (798) 2006-06-29 20:53
it photo is very absorbing,because this time for photograf is best time.
vandana2923 (479) 2006-07-26 19:38
AMAZING....that is a very great shot you captured here! Perfect Henk.TFS. Vandana
erdna (5707) 2006-08-09 11:25
Super action shot! Beautiful!
Salma (1276) 2006-10-15 21:54
Wow ! you stopped the action perfectly in the right moment :D
partha (14020) 2006-10-16 5:16
I have probably missed this one. What an excellent shot. The perfect timing, the wonderful mood, the vigor and dynamism in it make it a materpiece.
Hearty congratulation my dear Henk.
rui_seabra (205) 2006-11-07 8:46
The timming is perfect... what a great action photo!
I love the details... they're evrywhere! :-D
Robpulp (1043) 2007-01-16 7:59
absolutely fantastic! wow. This is going into my favourates for sure. Brilliant shot well done Henk!
yoyostribe (172) 2007-02-01 0:15
excellent photo manipulation.... and i love the facial reaction of the bull rider
spotlight (28) 2007-05-28 15:10
come on Henk.how great shot it is.They are flying..The man is so brave..And there is fear in the eyes of the others..Here there is an interesting struggle..One of the most interesting pics ive ever seen..good job..;)
kvananthnaag (483) 2007-05-28 15:12
Wow!! Excellent shot of action!! Just amazing!! Superb shot timing and capture ..tfs :)
janink (1010) 2007-06-04 16:41
geweldige foto; geweldige timing!
abulafia (4900) 2007-10-27 6:25
Wonderful action packed shot!
I love the panic in the faces of the background people.
Really a good shot
lestans (16904) 2007-10-30 5:51
This one is perhaps your best one ... and I see that I didn't write anything!
It is a masterpiece, that's simply all.
Now I see it in the TE main page and I don't miss to visit it!
marcinc (0) 2008-04-03 15:51
arturski (4465) 2008-06-22 22:49
One of the best I've ever seen dynamic photos on TE!
totoamoto (2519) 2008-10-06 13:44
Une photo hallucinante..
slasib (2) 2009-03-15 6:28
You put great work to promotion of India, my great recognition
trewheeler (1967) 2009-04-01 6:21
Yes, it's all been said. But, great moment you have captured and your pp does it justice. Shame for the poor bull though. Regards, TW
maximage (15535) 2009-06-29 14:25
Tout a été dit!
fritzi007 (802) 2009-09-18 12:17
Incredibly this Trama, one of the best action photos I saw, congratulations!
Leconte (5795) 2009-11-23 15:22
incredible capture, details and expressions on the faces as foreground to background, gorgeous colors,
gillou01 (487) 2010-03-10 3:22
un seul mot :
- Copyright: oochappan as (oochappan) (22043)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-01-15
- Categories: Festivals
- Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark II
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): A pair of photos with contrast, Photos with a twist on a title (film/book/song), Beautiful cows..., Your Favorites I, Jallikattu, Film music: John Barry, Gul791's Favourit, More than 100, Most voted photographs, mon hommage à l'Inde, CLODO's SELECTION XIV [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-01-17 4:36
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