Monday, November 9, 2009

Bull Riding Is A Dangerous Sport




Bull riding is a dangerous sport. I always thought who stays on the longest wins. Not so. You have to stay on for 8 seconds, then you disembark. Points are awarded for how beautifully you ride.

I borrowed a Nikon P90 Coolpix for this series - still a point & shoot, more control, better sensor, but lens not nearly as good as the little Lumix.

13 comments:

  1. It is indeed dangerous! And it does take skill! Had a cousin who was a bull rider -- years ago, but it hasn't changed much. Terrific photos!

    Have a great week! Be careful what you ride!

    Sylvia

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  2. Great action shots, W - if I could only capture my Grandkids like this while jumping and twisting! Did you use a speed setting on the camera? Wonder if those cowpokes get a massage afterward?

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  3. i find this sport very, very scary. Your camera did well in capturing the action. Cool shots!

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  4. So did the guy in the last picture get a bulls head to his ass or what? At least all the cowboys seem to wait for that very eagerly!!:-)

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  5. Wow - those are fantastic action shots! Love the blurred bull in the first photo.

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  6. I simlpy find this impossible. But I know they do it and sometimes riding beautifully. These photos are pure action, great!

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  7. It's a shame we don't have anything so extreme here in England. Saying that, every Saturday night in every city centre is a bull-ride into terror.

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  8. First photo I like most!
    I always wondered how someone dares to do such a ride!

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  9. Great shots. That would terrify me.

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  10. Great 'bull riding in action' shots. I think this hobby is just insane.

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  11. wow, great action shots! This looks a little dangerous!

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