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July 18, 2008


Filed under: blog — Tags: , — nicoletung @ 7:01 pm

The Edit: The Spirit of Stampede

I had finally found what I’d wanted to shoot at the Stampede– after it was all over. For most of the week I was either a) dissatisfied with shooting the rodeo and the happenings at the Indian Village b) looking and searching for something else, only to have found it at the end. I’d managed to get access to the stables past the Grandstand where all the Chuckwagon racers and their families resided for the duration of the event. When I walked past the stables where all the chuckwagon horses were kept, and felt the utmost support of all the families around, I knew that was what I wanted to photograph and question. A cowboy had his shirt off and sat in front of one of the stables– his family surrounded him as he buried his face in his hands. Not a moment of happiness for him, but that was the struggle, and I should have clicked the shutter right then and there. Well– maybe next year. At least now I’m a little wiser about what it is that makes something quite so phenomenal as the Stampede and its events– the families and the grit hidden from the public. 

View of Calgary on my last night, somewhere close to midnight, 15.06.08

On a golf course with moonlight but happily no golf.



  1. THIS…..is a cool picture.

    Comment by Sam — July 21, 2008 @ 5:14 am

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