Homeward Leg

Homeward Leg

Barrel racing offers a great opportunity to slow that shutter speed down and capture some serious motion blur. This is one of my favourites from Dripping Springs rodeo but I must admit that I had a bit of help here (not that I planned it).

During my 1/20 second (or thereabouts) exposure, the PRCA photographer also took a shot and her stadium flash fired, giving this picture a nice, sharp core underneath the blur. Most of the other occasions where this happened resulted in white frames because I was shooting at f/2.8 but here I had the lens stopped down so the flash had a smaller effect on the exposed image.

You can find the rest of my Dripping Springs Rodeo pictures here.

Exif Information

  • ApertureValue: f/13
  • ShutterSpeedValue: 1/19 sec
  • ISOSpeedRatings: 3200
  • ExposureProgram: Aperture Priority
  • ExposureBiasValue: 0 EV
  • Flash: No Flash
  • FocalLength: 170 mm
  • Model: NIKON D700
  • Make: Nikon Corporation
  • MaxApertureValue: f/2.8
  • Copyright: Copyright (c) Dave Wilson, 2013
  • MeteringMode: Multi-Segment

Comments (2)

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  • Jim Denham

    Great action!

  • Michael Criswell

    Awesome shot Dave, the motion works well, have a great weekend
    Michael Criswell´s last post ..Convergence

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