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Again, such a creative title :XD: After Helix we headed up to Dayton WA where they were having a Pro-West rodeo :D It just so happened that the photographer covering the event was Al Berger (prorodeopix.com) who I know from the Association of Professional Rodeo Photographers, but hadn't had the chance to meet in person. He ended up talking my ear off until 12 o clock at night, showed me a couple photography tricks and invited my to come shoot the slack the next morning to try them out. This was actually my first time in the arena dirt (I'm such a newb!!) but Al was great about putting up with me.

Al encouraged me to shoot at 2.8 (I had been shooting at about 5.6 or more since I was worried about softness due to depth of field) and also showed me a custom function that moves the focus off of the shutter release to the Option (*) button. Wow it was a totally different way of shooting but I could really see the difference in focus speed.

This is actually one of the few shots that came out (I just said it was a totally different way of shooting for me! ^^;) but you can really see what the 2.8 does for it. :D


EDIT 6/29: Oh wow! My first DD!! Thank you so much for all of your comments and :+fav:s! I appreciate every one of them ;D

To reply to several (snarky) comments, NO ONE, man or animal was hurt. At all. The cowboy ended up getting a decent time (I believe). The steer hopped up and trotted back to the pen where his food and herd mates were waiting...business as usual.

PS: Angelina Jolie wrestles a steer? :confused: :lmao:

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I just watched "Wanted" seeing Angelina Jolie doing the exact same stunt here... but Dayton: Bulldog by =sorrelstang is IN REAL LIFE i tell ya!! Yee-HAW!! ( Suggested by EllenEinkauf and Featured by evanhwong )
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painted-cowgirl Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gotta love a good bulldoggin horse :love: Has to be one of my favorite rodeo events...anytime I'm at a rodeo, I try to head down to the end of the arena so I can see straight on just because it has got to be one of my favorite views. :giggle:
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lusterrox Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice. I would die a happy woman if I could ride a horse with that tremendous run. :)
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Yul-Yul Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010
Remarkably!
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painted-cowgirl Featured By Owner May 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the horse to the left looks like the one we sold a while back, he was a cow horse, but i dont think thats him...
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Emotionless-animal Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008
Ah! Run for your lives there going to trample you! :lmao: Awesome shot! Man i love that guys expression xD
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sorrelstang Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008  Professional Photographer
lol I think the one right before him came close! ;P
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mushaka Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008   Writer
The horses look so into it. =D

Great shot.
Must be a great sport to witness live.
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evanhwong Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008  Professional Photographer
:w00t: Hi there.. Just to clarify (:giggle:) that the Angelina Jolie stunt was when she was dangling out of a sportscar with her head out the window sandwiched between the car and an incoming bus in the movie Wanted... and this was liek an homage to that scene.

:evillaugh: :thumbsup: :hug: :heart: ;p
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sorrelstang Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008  Professional Photographer
haha ok thanks, I figured it wasn't exactly like this photo but I havent seen the movie yet :D
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Greatalmightyqueen Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats on the DD! Always knew you were a great photographer, this proves it. :)
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sorrelstang Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008  Professional Photographer
Thanks :hug:
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EllenEinkauf Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008  Professional Photographer
congrats on the DD! :) glad my suggestion went through, this is such a deserving picture! :clap:
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sorrelstang Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008  Professional Photographer
You know with all the fluster of getting home and all the comments for the DD I forgot to thank YOU!

:hug: thanks so much hon, it really means a lot :aww:
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EllenEinkauf Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008  Professional Photographer
you are most welcome, and you are VERY DESERVING. :)
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Chelsmee Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008
The falling cowboy's expression is like "HOFUCK" like he just crapped his pants.
This is really funny XD
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youssef87 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008
ops
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youssef87 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008
=o
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Calebrhodes Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008
haha this is funny
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youssef87 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008
wow
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kaitoupirate Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
WHOA! That's not good. But it's funny.
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sorrelstang Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008  Professional Photographer
Hehe, well it was his idea!
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FOOLY-COOLY Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008  Student
Wow, cool shot. Interesting sport, must be thrilling for whoever likes it.
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EquusInfinity Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008
What a great shot! Perfect timing.
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sorrelstang Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008  Professional Photographer
Thanks!
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The-Coke-Bear Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008
Impressive action shot indeed, I hope the guy broke something though :)
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sorrelstang Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008  Professional Photographer
Nope just fine :D
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vitvit Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i want to see who get owned xD
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sorrelstang Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008  Professional Photographer
Cattle ownage I believe ;P
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S-Mikola93 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008   Photographer
you captured it, but i honestly hate this event.
i've seen it once, and it didnt sit too well.
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Mahado07 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008
hate this as well.
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Puritanikal Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008
you captured the moment!
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sorrelstang Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008  Professional Photographer
Thanks :hug:
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femketje Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008  Professional Photographer
amazing
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eszteer Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008
wow...:omfg: great photo!!!!!:omfg:
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sorrelstang Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
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Turn--to-Paige Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008
that is a tiny bull.
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sorrelstang Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008  Professional Photographer
Hes a steer, they're usually about that size :D Bull wrestling doesn't usually go very well for the people involved (stompy stompy) ;)
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Turn--to-Paige Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008
thank you.. i was looking it up online before.. trying to find some kind of small bull... haha

and yeah.. obviously the whole.. bull thing.. ouch..
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Excalibur908 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008
Haha hillarious.
Very well deserved
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sorrelstang Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008  Professional Photographer
^^; Thanks!
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StonedNori Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow ! great shot and movement ! :)
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sorrelstang Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008  Professional Photographer
Thanks!
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the3plesix Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008
Woah, thats something there!

Great job!
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sorrelstang Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008  Professional Photographer
Thanks! :D
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Buckpasser Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008
Wonderful shot! The horse on the right looks so badass :XD:
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sorrelstang Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008  Professional Photographer
Hehe I know! I love the horses faces, they're so into it!
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Aspoire Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008
Nice shot :D
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el-lozah Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008
this is amazing
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sorrelstang Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008  Professional Photographer
THanks! :D
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raineyone Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008  Student General Artist
The expression on his face is all-too-familiar :)
Mega awesome shot!
I'm a bit worried about the man's foot in that stirrup, though ^_^
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