This is another picture taken at a Team Roping event. Two skilled riders have to catch the steer by looping one lasso around the horns and the other around the hind fee. We were came across this while on our Route 66 trip.
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yquem46 (38142) 2013-12-11 2:59
An excellent action shot perfectly crisp
The kind of situation where I'd throw the lasso around the legs of my own horse, oooops !
Bravo, have a nice day
tyro (17324) 2013-12-11 3:27
Another fine photograph from your travela along Route 66. You really must set up a "Travelogue" for that trip - as well as your Yellowstone winter one too!
This is a fabulous action shot which you have taken exceedingly well. Considering that this must have been taken very quickly ("on the hoof", no less!), it is well composed and also amazingly sharp in view of your long focal length and the rapidity of the movements. You were not ideally placed at the arena from the point of view of the light as the subjects are back lit by the strong sunlight, but you have coped with that situation admirably and we can still see lots of detail in all the subjects and even in the shaded faces of the riders.
A brilliant action shot!
mrichat (1615) 2013-12-11 3:28
stunning moment captured of the game.very lively photo.great light and sharpness,i like the soil buffering from the earth,that is very well catched.
thanks for sharing.
Subhogen (4049) 2013-12-11 3:38
This is a remarkably well made action photo.
Fabulous timing as you seem to have stopped the cowboys at the most right time.
Kudos for excellent detailing which must be very difficult at such a high speed sports.
Excellent photo and thanks for sharing.
krzychu30 (14996) 2013-12-11 4:05
this one is superb and conveys so well feeling and characteristic of the South of the U.S.
Like a scene from some western movie!
Dynamic,interesting and really eye-catching!
Really like the way you composed and timed the scene.
Have a nice day
snunney (76556) 2013-12-11 4:22
A well presented action shot captured at just the right moment with lassos swirling in the air. The two main protagonists are nicely lifted from the background and yet still seen in context. Good light, colours and sharpness.
Noel_Byrne (17397) 2013-12-11 4:48
Excellent action scene, you have frozen a perfect moment in time here, and captured such brilliant detail. The lassoo in mid air, the horses hoofs at these angles, the rising dust. Brilliant sense of the moment, and with really fine lighting too!
Thanks as always
Sergiom (50794) 2013-12-11 5:08
Quelle belle scène d'action , croquée sur le vif. On dirait bien que le veau n'a aucune chance de s'en tirer sans un lasso autour du cou. La poussière soulevée est du plus bel effet.
timecapturer (41969) 2013-12-11 5:46
super action shot this. A real sense of the effort and enthusiasm of this event captured perfectly. On all my trips to the US I have never been to anything like this, really would love to experience it first hand. Just a big kid really - stems from playing cowboys as a kid.
switch2ayan (136) 2013-12-11 5:56
Hi Ann, the movement is perfect, its just a right time you choose. Perfect cowboys shot. Very good color management.
serp2000 (35914) 2013-12-11 9:32
Great timing shot! Well done, expressive moment. I have never seen the real cowboy's show. Just a Marlboro advertising ;) Thanks!
holmertz (34775) 2013-12-11 9:47
This is a very well timed photo with a strong sense of speed and action. The light is perfect and I am impressed that you could catch these rapidly moving "objects" with such fine sharpness. A great atmosphere with great colours.
rbassin (15104) 2013-12-11 9:56
une magnifique photo d'action.
Les mouvements sont bien rendus, et bel effet de la poussière et de la lumière.
cornejo (25613) 2013-12-11 10:04
Hi Ann, very good photograph of this beautiful and interesting scene pov rodeo Very well, very well framed and captured in this interesting image with good sharpness, depth, light and color. Excellent and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy rest of the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
Romano46 (15808) 2013-12-11 11:00
in questa foto c'è tutto il dinamismo dell'azione che hai saputo fermare al punto giusto.
Sembra di essere presenti sul posto e la scena è anche composta in maniera perfettasenza lasciare nulla all'improvvisazione.
Bravissima, come sempre.
Ciao e buona serata
batalay (34147) 2013-12-11 15:13
Excellent action shot of the Team Roping event (I never knew such an event existed). Your trip to the US hinterland last spring must have been eye opening.
carlo62 (23866) 2013-12-11 16:24
quanta dinamicità in questo scatto, tre soggetti in movimento, tra l'altro, un movimento poco comune per me, sono cose che ho visto solo in fotografia o in televisione.
Deve essere stato interessante poterlo fotografare.
dkmurphys (44761) 2013-12-11 23:21
Genuine American scene. I like the dynamic of this detail and the atmosphere of race event. Well taken, enjoy a good day ahead.
emka (68834) 2013-12-11 23:47
hello ann, One can feel there like in western movie times. beautiful dynamical photo, already in thumbnail paint-like. I like this dust and small pebbles in the air. excellent action photo. Your Route 66 trip was original and fantastic.
I am back home and have no plans for next trips
Warm regards MAlgo
CLODO (27714) 2013-12-12 0:05
perfect capture, well frozen at 1/1000 of second, full of life and movement by the horses legs position and the dust.
fotka (2931) 2013-12-13 5:05
Well, it is an excellent action photo. I like how you composed this shot with two riders and a bull between. Great depth of field, colors, light and sharpness.
Wish you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
cebe (1473) 2013-12-13 18:48
Hello Ann. Excellent action shot, with high coefficient of difficulty! So sharp, and everybody, animals included, contribute well to the scene. A bit disappointed that cow-boys have apparently traded their typical hats for baseball caps! Great shot! Claude.
p.s. I noticed a return to a smaller size; as a stubborn user of the beta version on a laptop, it's always appreciated when the image can be wholly seen. :)
jhm (132000) 2013-12-15 5:01
A well presented action shot captured at just the right moment with lassos swirling in the air.
Clouds of dust make your picture very interesting and lively.
Excellent composition, nice presentation and lovely colours.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
macjake (49438) 2013-12-15 9:24
well, here we have another reason to go on that cool route 66 trip!
the best part of the photo in my opinion are the 2 lasso's which are wide open in the air, thats so perfect!
the dust and action really make it happen visually too.
subhendu_bagchi (24449) 2013-12-16 0:54
hello, here is a terrific catch. Your composition is admirable here, clicked just at the right moment. Clarity and depth are superb. Gr8 shot. Tfs.
Cricri (97215) 2013-12-16 11:27
Belle scène d'action, la poussière est du plus bel effet sous une très belle lumière
fabbs99 (14521) 2013-12-19 23:12
Excellent action shot of the cowboys going for the hunt.Nice colors and sharpness.Very well done.TFS.
adidas5nb (4099) 2013-12-30 6:37
great action packed shot this one.love the timing and the pov.great one.
sevy (15011) 2014-01-17 2:25
The movement and the speed are well frozen. We are in the action. For that, the dust behind the animals are also giving a good contribution.
InasiaJones (30738) 2014-01-21 16:23
Full of action and velocity! I like it a lot!
The dust creates such drama, from which the right horse detached himself with impact, amplifying the impression of sharpness and dimension. This dusty effect plus the pieces of mud, static in the air, bring a professional quality to your image.
You have pressed the shutter at the right moment, with both lassos in the air, but also away from the neck of the guy in the background; a fraction of a second later and we would have had the impression that the cowboy had captured his competitor with a burgundy shirt... :-p)
Great "americana" shot.