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Barrel Races Part 1

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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    • # Penny Hoelting

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

      2007.09.13 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Lisa

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

      2007.09.11 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Carley

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

      2007.09.11 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Jack

      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!

      2007.09.11 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Lynda

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

      2007.09.10 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Sherij

      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!!

      2007.09.10 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # David

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

      2007.09.10 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Elke

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

      2007.09.10 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Lisa

      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.

      2007.09.10 Edited Reply Cancel

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