Diane Brown  

Ride'em Cowboy by Diane Brown

January 2020 - Ride'em Cowboy

About the Image(s)

• Title: Ride'em Cowboy!
• Nikon D750, 200mm, 1/1600, ISO-100, f2.8, manual settings
• Colorado Pro Rodeo Association, Saddle Bronc Riding, Eads, CO September 14, 2019
• Striving to capture flavor of small town rodeo.
• Cropping and slight dodging on face

This round’s discussion is now closed!
5 comments posted

Brenda Monahan   Brenda Monahan
This is an incredible shot. You captured the boy's expression perfectly and I'd say you succeeded in capturing the flavor of the small town rodeo.   Posted: 01/09/2020 20:48:24

Gerald Emmerich Jr   Gerald Emmerich Jr
There's good, closeup action here, but the bright sunlight has caused a lack of detail in the sunlit portions of heads of the sheep and rider. Toning down these two areas would really help.

I cropped small areas from the left and top, and quickly used shadows-highlights to bring out the shadows and tone down the highlights. The result is a slightly darker overall image and a little more detail in the shadows. I think this small crop and use of shadow-highlights result in a dramatic improvement to your capture of great, closeup action.
  Posted: 01/09/2020 23:20:51
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Diane Brown   Diane Brown
Thank you, I like how you have corrected this   Posted: 01/26/2020 11:23:28

Karl Hokanson   Karl Hokanson
(Group 50)
I like Gerry's suggestions.   Posted: 01/26/2020 15:18:10

This is a wonderful action shot. I like the tight cropping and the fact that the action is coming directly towards the camera. This image should be successful in a PSA PJ exhibition on a regular basis. I agree with Gerry's corrections for the highlights on the faces of the animal and the rider. Great shot!   Posted: 01/30/2020 19:01:27