Don York  

Bronco Rider by Don York

April 2021 - Bronco Rider

About the Image(s)

My "Bronc Rider" image was taken at the Red Lodge Rodeo, in Montana on July 4th. It was captured with a SONY ICLE-7 at 180mm, 1/200 sec, f 5.0, ISO 160.

I know I should have used a faster shutter speed, and bumped the ISO, but it was raining and not ideal conditions, so I was glad to get the shot.

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

Jerry Funk   Jerry Funk
I like the effect of the slower shutter speed because it emphasizes the action for me while the main subjects are sharp enough. I like the composition too because most rodeo images I see have distracting backgrounds.   Posted: 04/04/2021 17:44:16

Stan Bormann   Stan Bormann
The horse and rider are set off very well from the plain dirt background and this works very well. The rider seems tack sharp regardless of the relatively low shutter speed and I like seeing the motion in the horses legs. It would be nice if the head of the horse was sharper, but frankly the way it is attention tends to be rivetted on the rider which is what you want. I would be proud of it.   Posted: 04/06/2021 13:41:51

Stuart Ord   Stuart Ord
I would agree. The composition and varying sharpness in all parts lends to a picture focussing on the rider, which is great.

Some might say more space is needed in front of the horse for it to "run into", but from what I've seen on TV, rodeos travel more vertically than horizontally!   Posted: 04/09/2021 01:21:25

Jerry Snyder   Jerry Snyder
The movement in the bronco adds to the sense of action. Nicely done.   Posted: 04/09/2021 11:51:35

John Roach   John Roach
Despite the blur, you image tells a great story, is dynamic and is very focused on the rider!   Posted: 04/18/2021 17:58:13

Helen Sweet   Helen Sweet
I agree that the movement of the bronco's legs and tail is good causing the viewer to focus on the rider. I wish it weren't cropped so tightly. Terrific action shot, especially considering the conditions.   Posted: 04/26/2021 19:08:05