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Kerala Runway ! | by Anoop Negi
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Kerala Runway !

Adoor Bull Races held in August 2007 in Kerala. Held every year around the time of Onam it is a celebration of agrarian existence and is carried on without any grants or aid from the Government. This is a spectacular fiesta of rural Kerala. There are 2-3 other such events that are held in Kerala.


The two mighty bulls thunder straight at the camera while the jockey is careening at one side. These are runaways and not under the control of any of the bull runners, who should have had their guiding ropes on either side of the two bulls. I checked the shots just before this ----- there were none.


A bull runner in a red cloth is burning the water underneath in an attempt to run the bulls down before they come crashing into the proverbial Nikonian china.


This shot presented several challenges on choosing a suitable frame. Many a options later, this one is posted here.


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Model = NIKON D70

Exposure Time = 1/1000 sec [0.001]

F Number = 5

Focal Length = 220 mm

White Balance = Automatic white balance


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Taken on August 15, 2007