Star-Spangled Horseman and Rodeo Austin

By: ralphbarrera

Mar 16 2009

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Category: Photojournalism

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Focal Length:115mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark II N

A horseman flies the American flag after the playing of the national anthem to start the Pro Rodeo Xtreme bull riding competition at the Rodeo Austin Saturday night. 


Pro Rodeo bull rider Austin Ambrose gets flipped over by “Shark Bait” as he competes in the Extreme bull riding long round at the Rodeo Austin Saturday night.


Bull rider D.J.Domangue got knocked unconscious by “Drop Zone” after his head butted the back of the bull’s head and is carted away by the medical staff ending his competition for the night. The extent of his injuries were unknown.


The bull riders, dressed to the nines, are introduced to the crowd before the competition begins.

Photos by Ralph Barrera/Austin American-Statesman



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