Archives For Alberta

BLUR.

August 24, 2014 — Leave a comment
IMG_9238

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:)

Advertisements

We once bought a house with this exact description, and yes, we giggled, but it turns out, it worked for us! Are you interested in relocating to a rural setting, yet still live close to major centres and all the amenities that they offer? Then we have the home for you.

      Building Style: Bungalow Built in: 2006 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3 Main Floor Space: 1739 sq ft Land Size: 9.52 acres Baths: 2 – 4 piece; 1 – 3 piece Garage: Triple, Heated, Insulated


Building Style: Bungalow
Built in: 2006
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 3
Main Floor Space: 1739 sq ft
Land Size: 9.52 acres
Baths: 2 – 4 piece; 1 – 3 piece
Garage: Triple, Heated, Insulated

A fully developed bungalow on 9.52 acres in Strathcona County with over 3000 square feet of developed living space. House features a fully finished walkout basement, huge kitchen and dining area and an open floor plan with laminate flooring and vaulted ceilings. 3 bedrooms up and 2 down. Lower level has in-floor heat and features a large family and recreation area, gas fireplace, bathroom, den and storage room. Large 3 piece ensuite with sit down shower. Main bath features jetted tub. Triple car garage features in-floor heat, floor drain, hot and cold running water and 220 wiring. The home has central air conditioning, exposed aggregate concrete outside and a large 16 X 29 deck. Property provides great privacy on the end of a cul-de-sac and has been recently set up for horses, including new corral, horse shelter with tack room and automatic waterer. It also includes a 30 X 60 shop.

Seriously interested? A full spec sheet with many photos available! email bobbicullum@gmail.com

Cream puff optional.