The Ride: Fifteen Seconds, Three Barrels

P1030639At the rodeo, the women compete in the Barrel Race.  They guide their horses through a clover leaf pattern around three barrels.  Sprinting and tight turn make the difference between 14, 15, and 16 second runs.  Toppling a barrel gives a five second penalty.  These photo follow the course of one rider.  The final photo is a different rider.  I experimented with one of my camera settings for panning.  I liked the sense of movement of the horse and the concentration of the rider.  Don’t look around the crowd.  You might miss the whole run.

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Up here in the mountains, we have a saying, "You can't get there from here", which really means "We wouldn't go the trouble to do that". Another concept is that "If you don't know, we ain't telling." For the rest, you'll have to read between the lines.
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