Calgary Stampede – running and riding at the rodeo

Calgary Stampede Day 1 Rodeo - © Christopher Martin-245-2

I started this year’s Calgary Stampede with an afternoon at the rodeo with two good friends.  We were part of a larger band of harmless troublemakers so the party started before and continued after the rodeo was over.  Photography wasn’t my focus on this visit to the grounds but I did have some good opportunities from the seats in the infield right above the chutes.

Calgary Stampede Day 1 Rodeo - © Christopher Martin-95

Calgary Stampede Day 1 Rodeo - © Christopher Martin-105

Calgary Stampede Day 1 Rodeo - © Christopher Martin-156

Calgary Stampede Day 1 Rodeo - © Christopher Martin-3

It was great to see the cowgirls, cowboys and all of the animals in action.  Judging by the capacity crowd and all of their happy faces, I wasn’t alone.  Happy Stampede!

7 responses

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  3. The first itme I went to the Stampede, I had only been to small rodeos in the east and missed a lot of the events they happened so fast. That is why I like the second-last shot so much. It is great to get a glimpse through your lens of the best doing their best. Happy Stampede week!

    July 10, 2016 at 3:32 pm

  4. Anonymous

    mooi actie beelden !

    July 10, 2016 at 11:28 am

  5. YES IT IS GREAT!!!!!!!

    July 10, 2016 at 7:08 am

  6. As an African, I only watched such in movies and thought it was something of long ago. I must say am so excited to know these events actually do take place. Wooow. Beautiful

    July 10, 2016 at 5:59 am

  7. I bet it was a great atmosphere. I love rodeos.

    July 10, 2016 at 5:03 am

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