Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Big A$$ Bull

At the beginning of the rodeo, they trotted out this big-ass bull!  And from the looks of him, he probably doesn't take too kindly to those special crazies riding on his back.  Unfortunately we didn't get to see any bull riding at this show, but that means I'll have something more to look forward to at the next one!

I took this shot with ISO 6400 and on aperture priority wide open to let the camera handle the shutter and also used Fuji's classic chrome preset for the jpg conversion from the raw format in LR.  One other thing... I'm not gonna lie; this shot is actually a compilation of two shots taken in succession.  In the first shot, the bull was just starting to kick up his front left hoof and most of him was in focus, however not too interesting.  The second shot had him kicking the dirt up more as you see here, but his head was out of focus just a tad, yet the shot was a bit more interesting.  So I masked in the kicking hoof and little more of his body from the second shot into the first and wa-la!  Now he's all in focus kicking up the dirt!  Overall it could still be slightly better due to a little more noise than I would like, but that's the limitation of the camera and lens setup I was using here.

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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifim X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XC50-230mmF4.5-6.7 OIS
Focal Length - 75 mm
Aperture - f5
Exposure - 1/80
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 6400
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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