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Pure Excitement
Pure Excitement

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Challenge: Pure... (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II
Location: Waterloo, Ontario
Date: Jun 7, 2007
Aperture: F8.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/800 sec
Galleries: Animals, Action
Date Uploaded: Jun 9, 2007

Nothing beats the expression on the cowboy in this picture.
Picture was taken at the Piller's 50th rodeo from about 4' from the horse. I believe this was bareback bronc riding.

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06/20/2007 06:33:41 AM
I thought long and hard about the title. Since he does this for a living and I have several shots with the exact same expression I figured it wasn't actually terror. As for distance this was taken about 7ft from the rider. I actually had the camera between the fence. Thanks for all the comments. Also he didn't actually fall from this one.

Message edited by author 2007-06-20 06:34:26.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/19/2007 01:19:21 AM
The first thing that grabs the attention is the distant mounted cowboy, but then I see the close one being bucked. It would have worked much better if you could get the closer one much more in frame.
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06/18/2007 03:10:29 PM
love that expression ... hope he didn't get hurt ... wish you'd straightened your horizon and boosted your contrast slightly
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06/16/2007 02:29:08 AM
Nice shot but he doesn't look very excited.
06/15/2007 08:28:15 PM
Perhaps the title should have been Pure Terror! I think a tighter crop would have made a better photo - like at the right fore leg of the canopy and just above the mountain tops. The problem with a tighter crop is that your main focus - the rider & his expression - has shadow on his face and may be a tad blurry - hard to tell. What a great capture of the moment.
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06/14/2007 09:40:25 PM
Great Candid, made me laugh.
06/14/2007 08:47:56 PM
I don' know if the rider looks all that excited about his imminent fall ;)

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