The reward of a thing well done

A SPORTING LIFE

is to have done it .
Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882
A Game of Croquet

Photographing action is lots of fun. You need to keep one eye to the viewfinder, and one eye on the action, not the easiest proposition! You also have to distance yourself from the competition, or you find yourself cheering for your favourite instead of taking pictures. While living in Western Canada I discovered the excitement of rodeo, and many of these images were taken at various rodeos in Calgary and in small town Alberta.

fishing from a small boat watched by pelicans
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surfing at Porthleven, Cornwall HOME
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Polo Polo Match
Bigwin Island Golf Course Families riding bicycles on a winter weekend in Texas
Sand Sailing on Omaha Beach, Normandy Sailing on the Norfolk Broads
English Longbow Knight throwing javelin
cheerleaders at a football game wind surfer making a jump
Red sails of a Cornish Crabber on the Norfolk Broads beginner kayakers
knight in armour jousting Parasailing
Steer Wrestling at the rodeo Saddle Bronc riding at the rodeo saddle bronc riding at the rodeo
Wild Pony Race at the Rodeo Wild Pony Race in the Mud Rodeo competition, bareback riding
Bull riding at the rodeo Rodeo competition, calf roping Calf Roping at the Rodeo
Ladies Barrel Racing Barrel racing at the Calgary Stampede steer wrestling
a chuckwagon takes the first turn round the barrels chariot racing
boys compete in the wild pony race three cowboys compete in the wild horse race