Out of the gate

Posted by Harry (Apex, NC, United States) on 5 July 2015 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

It got dark quick;y as the bull riding started, and the arena lights were massively inadequate for photography. I wanted to keep the shutter at about 1/300 to freeze the action, so I just kept bumping up the ISO. Incredibly, this shot is at ISO 5000, and while it is way too noisy to print, I do like the action it captures.

Welcome to all. I began blogging Retained-Images in 2004 at My-Expressions.com. It is gone now.

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Vibrant time ! (and difficult shot)

5 Jul 2015 8:18am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb ! Great capture of the action and ambiance !

5 Jul 2015 8:19am

martine Libouton from bousval, Belgium

Très belle prise! bravo!!

5 Jul 2015 9:29am

Sathya from Chennai, India

Wonderful action shot. A spotlight one for me.

5 Jul 2015 12:51pm

Don - Slackwater from Spokane, United States

I agree that its a fine action shot. I think you did a good job of capturing the mood of the rodeo areas.

5 Jul 2015 2:13pm

Toscana from Baden, France

Très bel instantané !
Bon dimanche.

5 Jul 2015 2:23pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

WOW! This is an exciting action capture!

5 Jul 2015 5:33pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

A M A Z I N G !

5 Jul 2015 5:49pm

kerrfoa from Rennes, France

Incroyable prestation avec cet animal coriace !

5 Jul 2015 7:22pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Fabulous action image! He is still holding on!

5 Jul 2015 11:07pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

The high ISO gives it a nice gritty look.

6 Jul 2015 4:01am


Sony SLT-A77V
1/320 second
ISO 5000
105 mm (35mm equiv.)