I’ve photographed barrel racing for four years.  It will be five in February.  I’ve photographed from various different spots around the ring, but I’ve always preferred standing right by the ally so I can get good shots of the first and second barrel as well as some candids of what’s happening outside the pen.  I can usually also get decent shots of the third barrel, depending on the size of the pattern.  One thing I’ve never done though is to change my perspective physically.  I always have shot barrels from standing upright.  Yesterday while I was photographing the EZ Run Barrels, it occurred to me that it was something I should try out.  It took some fine tuning to get the shot how I wanted (usually I shoot the second barrel vertical and the first horizontal, needed to change that up), but I really like how the change of perspective changed my images!

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