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Swikar Patel/The Journal Gazette
Ross Scully ropes a calf Tuesday night at the Allen County Fair Grounds rodeo competition.

Rodeo at the Allen County Fair

Camera: NIKON D3s

Shutter: 1/1600 s

Aperture: f/5,6

Exposure Setting: Manual (Pattern Metering)

ISO: 3200

Strobe Flash: Did Not Fire

Lens Focal Length: 220 mm

White Balance: auto


It isn't often that photographers at The Journal Gazette have the opportunity to shoot a rodeo. Swikar put his skills in shooting sports to cover this one.

First off, Swikar chose a long lens that put the viewer right in with the action yet kept him safe from hoofs. Second, he used a fast shutter speed to catch all the action, along with dust and dirt flying through the air.

Cathie Rowand, photojournalist