Monday, October 30, 2017

Halloween Barrel Racing

Barrel Racing is a fast paced sport where the rider is teamed with a horse averaging over 1,200 pounds.  The perfect team are as graceful as the ballet.

Tonight just like any other Monday night you can find me at The Diamond T arena in Denton Texas capturing this fast paced sport.  What made tonight different than any other Monday night was the night before Halloween, and all of the amazing costumes that the riders put on while they competed.

I have always loved team spirit and seeing everyone come out in full force was so much fun to watch.

Don't laugh too much this was a serious competition and the runs were amazing as always, but the crowd enjoyed it just a little bit more tonight due to the eagerness of seeing what the runner was wearing when she ran in.

Check out this amazing sport - it has so much to offer that a lot of people are not aware of.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Trying Something New

A Photographer recently sent me a photo by another photographer in the area I specialise in (Barrel Racing).  his photo was similar to this one.  The other photographer mentioned how playing with light can be appealing to the eye.

I've never tried this method but last night at a small local jackpot I thought "what the heck, I'll give it a try"

I set one of my strobes up high to the far side on a separate channel,  I played around with my settings and was able to switch my pocket wizards and setting while the barrel racer rounded the last barrel and headed home

The Biggest challenge was that I couldn't see what spot they were at to get the best shot so it was timing and trying to make sure i got them in the light.

Playing with light was fun and thats one of the best things about the local barrel races, you see them on a regular basis and their happy to see something different.