Barrel Races Part 1

by Lisa September. 10, 2007 5855 views

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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Danett 9 years, 1 month ago

Your pictures are very good!

9 years, 1 month ago Edited
Penny Hoelting 9 years, 8 months ago

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

9 years, 8 months ago Edited
Emmeline Tan 9 years, 8 months ago

both sets are very very nice.... I have to get improved with action shots!

9 years, 8 months ago Edited
Dennis 9 years, 8 months ago

Great set. I love #5.

9 years, 8 months ago Edited
Magpy 9 years, 8 months ago

fantastic set! You've captured the motion so perfectly

9 years, 8 months ago Edited
Jendayee 9 years, 8 months ago

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

9 years, 8 months ago Edited
Lisa 9 years, 8 months ago

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

9 years, 8 months ago Edited
Carley 9 years, 8 months ago

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

9 years, 8 months ago Edited
Lisette 9 years, 8 months ago

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

9 years, 8 months ago Edited
Jack 9 years, 8 months ago

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!

9 years, 8 months ago Edited
Chris 9 years, 8 months ago

wow!! nice work !! Amazing !!

9 years, 8 months ago Edited
Storytaylor 9 years, 8 months ago

you have always great photos. I love this set. fantastic technique

9 years, 8 months ago Edited
Lynda 9 years, 8 months ago

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

9 years, 8 months ago Edited
K C Ng 9 years, 8 months ago

Wow powerful set:))

9 years, 8 months ago Edited
K 9 years, 8 months ago

Awesome shot actions!!!!!!!!!

9 years, 8 months ago Edited
Gary 9 years, 8 months ago

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

9 years, 8 months ago Edited
Sherij 9 years, 8 months ago

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!!

9 years, 8 months ago Edited
David 9 years, 8 months ago

Really great action shots! My personal favorites are #4, #7, #14 and#15. Well done!

9 years, 8 months ago Edited
Elke 9 years, 8 months ago

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

9 years, 8 months ago Edited
Mikkal Noptek 9 years, 8 months ago

I saw some barrel races in France. It's very impressive.
Great set

9 years, 8 months ago Edited
Lisa 9 years, 8 months ago

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.

9 years, 8 months ago Edited
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