A young rider navigates her horse around a barrel during the Barrel Racing Series held at Rio Cibolo Ranch in Marion, Texas. It takes a bond between a horse and rider to be successful in barrel racing. For this image, I used a Nikon D3s camera and a Nikon 200mm lens. I like to shoot at f/2.0 because of the shallow depth of field (DOF) separates the subject from the background. Exposure was 1/1500 sec @ f/2.0, ISO 4000. Click here to order images from the event.