Joseph Kubala, APSA, PPSA  

By The Horns by Joseph Kubala, APSA, PPSA

October 2019 - By The Horns

About the Image(s)

This particular rider didn't last very long! I like how the rider has grabbed the end of the horns ... to either soften the blow of hitting the ground or trying to prevent from being gored.

Nikon D300
Nikon 80-200mm f2.8
1/800 sec at f 4/5
ISO 800

2 comments posted

Karl Hokanson   Karl Hokanson
Thanks for all your effort for PSA PJ and this group in the past. Glad you are sticking around to comment on my future pics.
Good lesson for us here. The action starts early in the ride in the chute. This is a great shot of action and conflict just before the rider went flying. (My son and I pasted thru Duluth in mid-Sept last year and saw a rodeo for that weekend. That where you caught this action?   Posted: 10/06/2019 13:16:18

Diane Brown
I think this is a unique shot, I haven't seen a bullriding photo where the rider grabs the bull by the horn, prudence of doing this aside. Even if he wasn't grabbing, the photo tells a story. I can't think of anything to improve it other than to shoot at f2.8 if you can. I notice that the horizon line is tilted. I am intrigued to know if there is enough room full frame to straighten it, then I think maybe it would appear to be static. Then my mind wonders what if it was tilted even more to the right, exaggeratedly so, to really tilt the bull head and rider over. But I am just thinking out loud about this   Posted: 10/17/2019 22:13:27


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