Created 14-Mar-13
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Course Camarguaise is a French sport where the players pull tassels from between a bull's horns. Not only to the bulls survive the day, some can attain celebrity status. I was told that in some cases there are statues to particularly successful bulls. After the bull fights the bulls were run along the road to their transport, this is known as "bandido." This event was photographed in St Chaptes in Gard.

This was my first exposure to the sport. At the time I was quite interested in trying to get some slightly blurred photos using slow shutter speed in the fashion of Ernst Haas and spent less time trying to get sharp action shots. I would like to photograph this again and see what else I could get.

Categories & Keywords
Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:Europe
Subcategory Detail:France
Keywords:France, French sport, Gard, Languedoc-Roussillon, Peter Meade, St Chaptes, bandido, black bull, black bull of the camargue, bull fight, bull running, bullfight, camargue black bull, camargue bull, camargue bull, camargue horse, course camarguaise, equestrian, jumping, men jumping, toril

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