Barrel Races Part 1

  • Posted Sept. 10, 2007 by Lisa in Sports. Viewed 5805 times
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These are from the Barrel Races at the Los Angeles County Fair. Although they were only out there for 16/17 seconds at a time, it was easier to catch them because the arena was smaller and they raced in a set pattern. It got so that I was anticipating them at the barrels. Gotta love my 70-300 VR lens, it performed like a trooper! This is where I took the most photos during the day. I could have easily blown thru my memory card here but I tried to hold back. Still, I'm sure I have a few more days worth! :)

These were taken at ISO 400 and all were F10-F13 and 1/350s thru 1/640s.

P.S. Yesterday's shots were about the same as far as aperture and shutter speed, only the ISO was 800.

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      2007.09.13 Edited

      I used to compete & wished that someone had captured shots like you did & given me one.........GREAT JOB!!

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      2007.09.11 Edited

      Powerful set ! great horses and great drivers too !! fantastic !!! love it !

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      2007.09.11 Edited

      Thanks everyone! I'm glad you enjoyed them because there are more to follow :)

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      2007.09.11 Edited

      I agree....these are magnificent action shots! You have really captured the speed and agility of these racers! Bravo!!

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      2007.09.11 Edited

      Belle série en action.
      Les chevaux sont vraiment de jolies bêtes.

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      2007.09.11 Edited

      after looking at nine and twelve, i'm not sure who to admire more: the rider or the horse. there's nothing lite about that rodeoing.

      i like the pink socks in seven. cowgirl up!

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      2007.09.10 Edited

      Bravo. I love the way you've captured the action?? dust flying, horses straining, body motions of the riders. Great.

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      2007.09.10 Edited

      Hey... Lisa .. which horse did you ride on that day??

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      2007.09.10 Edited

      WOW you did great you can see the muscles in the horses bodies and how hard they are pushing to get going to the next barrel!! Great post!!

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      2007.09.10 Edited

      A thrilling sport for rider and horse .... and also for the spectator. :-)
      Great set !!!

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      2007.09.10 Edited

      Thanks Richard! I think you are right about the horses. That first horse was definitely showing off! :) I was amazed at the power that they could burst out.