GROUP A - SCORE - 84.5 JUDGES: Tom Collins: 82 - Robert Suarez: 87
The Thunderbirds flight acrobatics team taking off to start their performance. Shot at the Wings over Homestead air show in November 2018.
GROUP A - SCORE - JUDGES: Tom Collins: 77 - Boris Gabay: 86
5 sec at F/4 ISO 800
THIRD PLACE GROUP B - SCORE - 88.5 JUDGES: Tom Collins: 88 - Boris Gabay: 93
GROUP A - SCORE 86.5 - JUDGES: Tom Collins: 88 - Boris Gabay: 85
This image was taken at the Homestead Rodeo. I selected this image because of the powerful feeling of the motion of the bucking bronco and rider. I am particularly astonished at the image of the horse's eye and mouth which make it looks like it is in a state of agony and distress. The rider is also grimacing from the torturous ride by trying to stay on the gyrating horse for 8 seconds. The contorted body position of the rider looks agonizing to me. When I look at this image I question the sanity of putting these poor animals through this torture. I also question the sanity of the riders who put their lives and limbs in jeopardy with each ride on the broncos and bulls. I used the burst mode on my camera to capture the peak action of this ride.
|Lens:||OLYMPUS M.12-40mm F2.8
Shot at 27 mm
|Exposure:||Auto exposure, Aperture-priority AE, 1/320 sec, f/8, ISO 200|
|Flash:||Auto, Did not fire|
| Third Place Group A - Score 94.5 | Walter Rojter |
Fuji XT4 | 65mm 2.8 Laowa Macro lens @ 5.6 | ISO 2500 | 1/100s | Flash at 1/16
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA