You’ve no doubt heard of the ‘running of the bulls’. Well this is Boorowa’s version. At the Irish Woolfest, (October long weekend) sheep are droved through the streets just as in the 19th century – not quite like the running of the bulls in Pamplona, but just as exciting.
You can check it out here

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  • Maximus
    Maximusabout 6 years ago

    Doesn’t look as dangerous as the running of the bulls. :)

  • Perhaps not Max. Still wouldn’t like to be underfoot though. Thanks.

    – GailD

  • Loreto Bautista Jr.
    Loreto Bautist...about 6 years ago

    Very interesting photo…wonder how it looks like in colour?

  • I liked the colour version too bot. Needed to be mono for the comp it is in at the moment. Thanks.

    – GailD

  • brendanscully
    brendanscullyabout 6 years ago

    Fabulous shot…..very Australian…

  • Thank you Brendan.

    – GailD

  • Lesley  Hill
    Lesley Hillabout 6 years ago

    Gail, love this…not as fast as the bulls but I think just as dangerous…..if you are allergic ….to wool!

  • Aah yes Lesley. Trampled by bulls…Trampled by sheep. All the same to me. Thanks.

    – GailD

  • InPort
    InPortabout 6 years ago

    G’day Gail,

    Aussie! Aussie! Aussie! Oy! Oy! Oy!
    The Aussie flag, the Boorowa Hotel sign, the TV antenna and the stars of the show, the flock Merino Sheep. How more Aussie can you get?

    Seen, timed and photographed well and the decision to convert to B&W was very wise as it removes so much distraction from the background.
    A nice perspective, plenty of room for the sheep to stampede through, great depth of field and a good focus.
    You have handled the very bright conditions very well with your exposure and processing, rendering a good contrast and a very good tonal range.
    I am left wondering just what that sheep in our front left is saying to his mate!
    Good work from The Coota Kid!


  • Thanks so much Dennis. This was taken at last years event. This years is not too far away. I’ll be there again. Thanks for the great comments.

    – GailD

  • bouche
    boucheabout 6 years ago

    really good shot, captured the action and ‘excitement’ of the sheep drove!

  • Thanks bouche. Appreciate that.

    – GailD

  • Davies
    Daviesabout 6 years ago

    Fantastic capture Gail.

  • Thanks Noelene. Have you been to this?

    – GailD

  • InPort
    InPortabout 6 years ago


  • Davies
    Daviesabout 6 years ago

    No Gail I haven’t. Have never heard of

  • Sally Omar
    Sally Omarabout 6 years ago

    Gail, Never heard of this…very interesting…I’m still trying to figure out why there is a running
    of the bulls…Hugs, Sally xxxxoooo

  • I’m not sure why the running of the bulls started. This is as I said, the Irish woolfest, which puts Boorowa on the map & creates some good income for the town. Thanks Sally.

    – GailD

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