Picture taken at the Calgary Stampede.
Since the arrival of the railway in 1883, ranchers and farmers have played a large role in the local western economy. Because summer is quiet for them, early July became the perfect time to hold an event, which would both entertain and create new business ventures for Calgary and the West. Back in 1912, an entrepreneurial cowboy named Guy Weadick decided he wanted to develop a Wild West Cowboy Show similar to ones he had seen produced in the United States. He arranged financing from the "Big 4" (Lane, McLean, Burns and Cross) to the tune of $100,000 and in September 1912, the first Calgary Stampede was held - a roaring success.
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exolon (407) 2005-10-28 23:48
It's interesting to have a back-to-back photos about cattle in the gallery. I like this picture, it is truly potraying the heat of the action. Nice cropping also to get the POI clear
deud (1920) 2005-10-29 6:55
great action shot! nice subject, colors, focus. tfs
alexbf (261) 2005-10-29 9:12
Superbe "action shot"! La netteté est impressionnante. Tu as très bien rendu l'action!
Le gars de gauche s'apprête à passer un mauvais quart d'heure ;)
pranab (5354) 2005-12-28 7:17
a great action shot!
you caught the moment just right.
- Copyright: Stephan Duchesne (iglootrek) (263)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-07-13
- Categories: Festivals
- Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel, CMOS ISO 400
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Canada Is [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-10-28 23:27