This blog is not entirely about birds, but also general photography. I was going through some old photos that I thought you might like to see.
This is an image that I shot a few years ago at a Professional Bull Riders event. I was sitting in the stands. I had a Canon EOS 20D at the time, and I was using a 100-400 zoom lens. I was too far away for my flash to do any good. To get the shot in available light, I set the ISO to 1600, opened up to f5 and let the camera do the work. I knew the shutter speed would be low, actually it was 1/160, and I tried to time the action so I would get the cowboy and bull at the top of the jump, that brief instant when the action almost comes to a stop. The result was a bit grainy, but otherwise I thought it was acceptable. Click the image to see an enlargement.
I done the post processing in Photoshop Elements. I couldn’t afford Photoshop at the time. I also was shooting in JPEG, as I hadn’t got into shooting RAW yet.
Date of photo: May 6, 2006
Canon EOS 20D – hand-held
Canon L series 100-400mm zoom lens
Tele setting for shot: 120mm