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© Mark Gilliland
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Photo Info
UploadedSeptember 7, 2010
TakenSeptember 6, 2010
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D300
Exposure1/320 sec at f/2.8
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length155 mm
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Q: My sister in-law recently gave me a Canon EOS 10D digital camera body. Having only used point and shoot cameras, what would be a good beginners lens to get for this camera? Should I get kit lens to start with?

A: Do you know?

Photo license: © All rights reserved

The cowboy was jumping through the rope from the back of the horse.

This image is part of my ongoing project Shadow Riders that I started in August 2001. The rest of the images from the project can be seen at:

32 responses

  • Torontosaurus

    Torontosaurus said (6 Sep 2010):


  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (6 Sep 2010):

    Well done, Mark! Great action shot

  • Jim Myers

    Jim Myers gave props (6 Sep 2010):


  • Mark Gilliland

    Mark Gilliland gave props (6 Sep 2010):

    Thank you VERY MUCH Donald for the spotlight!!!! Also, thank you Craig & Jim!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (7 Sep 2010):

    I loved your earlier series on this...killer capture.

  • Marcus Hammerschmitt

    Marcus Hammerschmitt   gave props (9 Sep 2010):

    A total winner, this shot.

  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr gave props (10 Sep 2010):

    Wow, an awesome addition to a great series

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (13 Sep 2010):

    fabulous shot

  • Leanna Lomanski

    Leanna Lomanski gave props (13 Sep 2010):

    Unreal capture!! I hope you will publish a book when you think you have enough......

  • Lk Murphy

    Lk Murphy said (16 Sep 2010):

    The clarity on this is incredible. Amazing shot, Mark.

  • Vidyavati Chandan

    Vidyavati Chandan (Deleted) gave props (20 Sep 2010):


  • Denis Beauchamp

    Denis Beauchamp gave props (21 Sep 2010):

    Love the action shot and the beautiful B&W rendering. Great capture.

  • Michael Asaro

    Michael Asaro gave props (21 Sep 2010):

    Excellent shot! I could go on for hours but I know that this is a prop! I love it!

  • Mark Gilliland

    Mark Gilliland gave props (21 Sep 2010):

    Thank you Michael and everyone!!!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (22 Sep 2010):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (26 Sep 2010):

    BTV ,,great

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (27 Sep 2010):

    incredible scene. Wonderful shot. voted

  • Woj

    Woj (Deleted) gave props (28 Sep 2010):

    fantastic catch, voted!

  • Leanna Lomanski

    Leanna Lomanski gave props (2 Oct 2010):

    You KNOW you've got my vote!

  • david ong

    david ong gave props (2 Oct 2010):

    wow!!!! a perfect shot Mark!

  • Vidyavati Chandan

    Vidyavati Chandan (Deleted) gave props (4 Oct 2010):


  • Natalie S

    Natalie S gave props (17 Oct 2010):

    AMAZING shot Mark!

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (18 Oct 2010):

    Awesome shot for sure! Outstanding for the theme too!

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever gave props (9 Nov 2010):

    Excellent! voted!

  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr gave props (16 Nov 2010):

    Yes, back to vote on this beauty

  • Mark Gilliland

    Mark Gilliland gave props (16 Nov 2010):

    Thank you to everybody for your votes and comments!!

  • Robin Perkins

    Robin Perkins gave props (17 Nov 2010):

    Super incredible!!!!! got my vote.

  • Tony Badwy

    Tony Badwy said (6 Jan 2011):

    Master Work very sharp to cut my Vision !!!!! got my vote.

  • Spectre Photo

    Spectre Photo gave props (13 Jan 2011):

    What a shot! Voted

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (14 Jan 2011):

    crazy cool! voted.

  • Morlin Schubert

    Morlin Schubert said (23 Jan 2011):

    great photo, but that can't be healthy for a horse!
    a grown man jumping on its back?!
    i like the picture though, because the horse seems to not like what is done to it, the look in its face and the tail say 'don't do that, please!'

  • Chris Jennings

    Chris Jennings said (27 Mar 2011):

    You seem to be a master of perfect timing, also of good composition. Your compositions seem to be so unforced and always give a compelling context. I have looked at the website and I think the Shadow Riders is a great series with many very good images. I recommend that others look at it. Congratulations.

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