You gotta love the wild west and only there can you experience a shoot out during the 4th of July Parade in Aspen, Colorado. It began to hail but the parade still went on for a short while longer. After this scene one of the cowboys lassoed some children who were sitting along the parade route. Quite alot of fun.
Aspen is a great place to visit any time of the year.
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photoray (13981) 2012-11-08 15:36
Interesting action scene and demonstration how much we westerners will go to see a parade or event, etc...
The lineup of parade viewers in multiple colors and umbrellas is a good contrast to the cowboy action.
I suspect their next parade will be even more exciting and interesting with Colorados's legalization of Cannabis Sativa?
eldancer1 (36343) 2012-11-12 9:18
That's a lot of dead cowboys littering the streets. At Bonnie Spring Ranch, about 15 miles west of Las Vegas, they have mock gunfights for the tourists. I like the mood, good lighting and dof with nice details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
Sonata11 (34007) 2012-11-13 8:11
Striking beautiful the scene of wild west . Wonderfully and flawlessly executed and presented. Colos, sharpness, perfect clarity, POV and DOF are magnificent. I enjoy this scene. Perfectly well done. Congratulation and thank you.
bukitgolfb301 (45131) 2012-11-15 19:31
Hi dear Karen
Wow this is a surprising shot indeed! I do not understand what happens at a glance, but understood after reading your intersting note. Nice snap shot, specailyy along with TE policy. Sharp and clear image as ususal. Thanks for your sharing and have a good last working day!
Takero from Tokyo
Bluejeans (64251) 2012-11-22 5:50
Ola Karen ,
Interessante esta tua foto com esta parada de Wild Weste ,gostei da movimentação das personagens no chão , boas cores, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Oceania (5202) 2012-11-27 7:30
It's truly wild wild west. Thanks for sharing.
It must be fun on site to watch the actions unfold.
bertolucci (13366) 2012-12-03 7:40
A colourful and engaging take on this fascinating cowboy event you show us. You captured the action and dynamics very neatly. Lov' that gun smoke and the motion blur of the hind part of that horse. Very fine documentary photography! And thanxalot for the very kind and encouraging words you wrote yesterday ! Oh, I'll create a public ‘evocation in black whie’ theme.
Have a great start of the week,
Best regards from Rotterdam,
- Copyright: Karen Abel (kabel) (1930)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 1996-07-04
- Categories: Event
- Camera: Nikon F3
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Parade, Colorado, U.S.A. [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-11-08 8:02