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.
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