When witnessing a “moment” through the viewfinder all you can do is keep shooting. Emotion and shock are for afterwards. Focus on the task at hand and you’ll get the shot(s). As I shot this series I couldn’t help but think about the photojournalists I look up to and how they photograph what they do.
Note: The rodeo clown ended up saving the rider from further injury by sitting on the bull’s head, as seen in the last photo. After the bull was corralled the rider got up seemingly unharmed.