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Uploaded: 06/16/15 7:09 PM GMT
Flying Bull
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Captured at a Rodeo in Homestead FL

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::Nikoneer
06/16/15 8:55 PM GMT
Very good action capture with only a little blur in the bull's legs and the kicked-up dirt. I remember rodeos as a kid, sneaking into the back of the rodeo grounds (we couldn't afford a ticket) and watching the action from about the same spot as the boy in the black shirt and cap. Everything went so fast and then you heard either the 8 second horn and cheering or the breaking ribs of the cowboy. Just a word of critique, not in your composition or capture, but post-shutter; I pulled a copy off and gave it a single small tweak in Photoshop's Auto Levels, another in Exposure, one more in Vibrance and then a 100%/1 Smart Sharpen. I was able to remove that blue cast (it may have been overcast that day?) and put some brightness into the faces, lighting and colors. As I said, a good capture of the intensity of the moment and most eyes upon this guy and his "fate."

-Nik
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::Jimbobedsel
06/17/15 12:31 AM GMT
Great looking action shot, Carlos.
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::tigger3
06/17/15 12:46 AM GMT
This is sure well timed, I think this is very good for the action, maybe you could try the tips Nik suggested, and repost it?
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.carlosf_m
06/17/15 2:14 PM GMT
Yes of course, I will follow the suggestions, and will repost it
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