The Finals of the Lion’s Labour Day Rodeo in Cochrane

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On Monday, I went down to the Lion’s 44th Annual Labour Day Rodeo  for the finals of the weekend long event.  This was my third rodeo that I have attended this summer and I joined my parents, aunt and uncle, and my wife’s parents.  It was fun to enjoy a bit of time together down at the grounds.

© Chris Martin

I can’t say enough good things about this event.  A large portion of the townspeople of Cochrane were down on the grounds.  The banter between the announcer and the lead rodeo clown throughout the afternoon was fun and held the crowd’s interest between rides.  The cowgirls and cowboys were impressive as they competed in their specialties.  There were more than a few outstanding rides.  I am always impressed by the level of skill on display at all of the rodeos, big and small, throughout Alberta.

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I wasn’t at the rodeo on Sunday, so I missed seeing Darwin Wiggett and Wayne Simpson there.  They both posted images from their time on the grounds – great work by both.  The event drew a fair number of photographers but there was plenty of room to set up and move around the gates.

© Chris Martin

© Chris Martin

© Chris Martin

© Chris Martin

© Chris Martin

© Chris Martin

© Chris Martin

© Chris Martin

© Chris Martin

© Chris Martin

4 responses

  1. Great shots Chris! Sorry I missed you, we will have to connect one of these times!


    September 13, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    • Hi Wayne,
      Thanks for checking out the post.

      I just received my Outdoor Photography Canada magazine issue this afternoon – brilliant profile of your work there. A very enjoyable read to go along with the imagery.
      The recognition is hard won and well earned.

      I’m definitely looking forward to getting out for a session on the prairie or in the mountains with you.



      September 14, 2010 at 8:10 pm

  2. Chris – great images. Really like the top saddle bronc image – and the third image down is a great moment.

    September 9, 2010 at 10:33 am

  3. Mom & Dad

    Good work,like watching an instant replay-only closer up. Nice to share the day with you. Love Mom

    September 9, 2010 at 9:01 am

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