|Action under lights, Kyogle 2017|
Photography can get a bit tough, the lighting is against you, positioning is hard and the damn dust (as you will see in a couple of the shots) makes life interesting; in both good and bad ways.
Positioning is probably the hardest to contend with, it is difficult to get positioned so that you can see the action and not get too messed up by the bars around the arena.
The bulls can be tough too, the winning ride in the open section came late in the night. After no winning rides in the competition, a pot luck ride off was held. The riders pulled a bull's name from the hat and rode in a winner take all ride.
|The winning ride, Open Bull Ride, Kyogle 2017|
|Out for revenge, Kyogle Bull Ride Spectacular, 2017|
|Small size, big heart, Kyogle Bull Ride Spectacular 2017|
|Sunset Barrel Race, Kyogle Bull Ride Spectacular, 2017|
Barrel racing started out the evening and the event leaves you breathless. The speed and the agility of both rider and horse is amazing. From full gallop to dead stop before the collide with the fencing after the ride, the event is definitely one to be watched.
Some colourful abstracts from the night by my wife. I am sure that she is much more creative than I am!
Kyogle is a very pretty little town and is only a couple of hours from Brisbane so is an easy day trip on the weekend.
Stop in and see some of the craft galleries there, especially interesting is Mudwood Studio, a place that specialises in the local artists.