Bruce Benson  

Cow Wrestling by Bruce Benson

July 2024 - Cow Wrestling

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Title: Cow Wrestling

Taken at the Roy Rodeo last year. I like the way the dust framed the action in this image. The cowboy seems to be a little robust to participate in this event, but he did well in the scoring. I cropped out some of the cowboys standing in the background and the hot temperatures created plenty of dust.

Canon 1DX MK II/ Canon 100-400 4.5
F 5.6/ 1/1000/ ISO 250

4 comments posted

Ronald Davis   Ronald Davis
Hi Bruce. Another fine rodeo shot about as close as you can get including both wrestler and cow. All the environmental conditions are working in your favour, the dust is blocking out the background figures, often a problem with rodeos. Sharp focus and strong lighting. Aperture at F 4.5 not completely closed but as closed as this lens will give. Facial expression on the wrestler shows his power in trying to bring the cow down. This guy proves the point, overweight does not mean weak, in fact fat may produce power, Olympic super heavy weight lifters were often overweight and this enabled them to lift huge pounds. I new of one guy who would eat a loaf of bread a day, have 6 meals a day and he won gold medal at Commonwealth games in weightlifting. If interested:
This guy when younger was also a fine Aussie Rules Footballer.   Posted: 07/04/2024 20:14:44
Dr Isaac Vaisman   Dr Isaac Vaisman
Ronald, this is incredible. This guy lifted 500 kilos   Posted: 07/15/2024 22:26:10

Don James   Don James
Bruce - love the perspective on the "ground level" with the cow wrestler. I agree with you on the dust in the background. It adds a nice layer of simplicity to the picture while communicating how difficult and trying something like this is. I like the crop as it stands now.   Posted: 07/07/2024 18:29:14

Dr Isaac Vaisman   Dr Isaac Vaisman
Bruce, peak of action, low vantage point, non distracting background, sharp.   Posted: 07/15/2024 22:27:33


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