August 24, 2014 — Leave a comment

Ode to bulldoggin

It has been a HUGE week in Lethbridge, from the city’s bid event for the Canada Winter Games (#Lethbridge2019) to Whoop Up Days, there has been plenty of excitement! Last night I had the privilege of attending the Whoop Up Days CPRA Rodeo in Lethbridge. I love the rodeo. When I first married my husband we had no idea that in a few short months I’d be spending countless weekends in every rural community in Alberta watching him bulldog. This became our ‘norm’ over the next few years and even our babies went from being discharged from the hospital to attending rodeos. It’s been many years since those days and yet my appreciation for rodeo hasn’t waned. Whether it represents the best competitors in “the business” at the Canadian Finals Rodeo and The Calgary Stampede, or the up-and-coming competitors of the Foothills Cowboys Association,  or the Canadian Intercollegiate Rodeo Association

IMG_9242I try to attend.  Despite the weather, I decided to take my ‘big’ camera but it became clear early in the evening that my settings were off. It was dark and rainy, making IMG_9261action shots a lot more challenging, but also, interesting. The rodeo was very entertaining, the contestants had a great sense of humour, ahem Jessie Heggie, it’s not every day that you see a steer wrestler make a mud angel! Kudos to the Exhibition Park team for making the best of less than ideal conditions.

There is nothing wrong with your screens, do not attempt to adjust the picture… 

What’s your favourite rodeo event? Do you have tips for shooting challenging action shots? Leave me a comment:)


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