Q. How did you freeze the action?
A. I shot it with the Canon EOS-1D, which has a very fast burst rate, so all these pictures happened in less than 1 second -- the actual exposure was 1/1000 sec at f/4, ISO 200. The lens is a 300mm f/2.8, again Canon. When I first started shooting rodeos, I worked with the rodeo writer Duane Erickson. He showed me how to do it properly. He told me that when the cowboys have the spurs on the shoulders of the horses, that's the moment. And now I kind of know when people are gonna get dumped before they get dumped. I don't look for the good rodeo rides anymore -- I'll sit waiting for the wreck to happen. It's more dramatic, but the rodeo riders don't like it as much.