Kerry McFarlane  

Tee Time & Cody Tyrrel by Kerry McFarlane

May 2022 - Tee Time & Cody Tyrrel

May 2022 - Kerry McFarlane


About the Image(s)

Title: Tee Time & Cody Tyrrel

Camera and Lens: Nikon D500, Nikon 70 - 200 lens at 135mm
Settings: ISO 400, F5.0, 1/1600sec

I have changed the framing to portrait in an effort to eliminate the untidy background and lightened the image considerably.

Looking forward to the group’s comments

5 comments posted

Dr. Isaac Vaisman   Dr. Isaac Vaisman
Kerry, good rodeo action shot, but I am sure the judges want all four in the air. Your PP and crop really improved the image. It is sharp. It is good that you can see the whole face of the rider   Posted: 05/05/2022 17:41:08

Ronald Davis   Ronald Davis
Hi Kerry. This is a great photo of rodeo action. My first impression is that it is clockwork, 11 o'clock and 5 o'clock orientation, perhaps an idea for a new product range in your country, "Rodeo clocks for the ultimate in riding action".
I can't find any faults in the photo background faint and blurred, rider horse all sharp. The tail of the horse is perfectly aligned behind the rider giving the photo an expansive look larger than what it really is.
If a downside does exist this type of rodeo action is often photographed and presented in competition photography.   Posted: 05/05/2022 17:42:32

Hans-Werner Griepentrog   Hans-Werner Griepentrog
Hi Kerry, I can only agree with Isaac and Ronald, this is a class rodeo photo and in portrait format it is much better than in landscape format.   Posted: 05/06/2022 04:59:39

Bruce Benson   Bruce Benson
A fine rodeo image with peak action from both horse and rider. Things that add to impact of rodeo images might be hat in the air or cowboy being thrown off . Well done. Bruce   Posted: 05/20/2022 14:06:17

Gerald Emmerich Jr   Gerald Emmerich Jr
Hi Kerry, You have captured the action very well. I have made a minor crop to eliminate the out-of-focus dirt in the foreground and cropped a little from the top for better balance. I also rotated counterclockwise just a bit because I personally liked it better.
Now for my observations. It looks like you altered the background color a little. I looked carefully at the bright green under the horse on your original, but I didn't see it on your final image. According PSA rules for PJ you can burn an area of a photo, but you are not supposed clone a new color. Also, it looks like you selected the horse and rider and brightened, which is OK. But it looks over-brightened to me and not natural, especially the front legs of the horse. I tried to tone down the legs a bit by using shadows-highlights, but it didn't help very much.   Posted: 05/22/2022 19:49:22
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