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mbrager
07-07-2013, 07:11 PM
A parade is a photographer's dream for the sheer number of opportunities it presents, and a nightmare for the exposure problems presented by backgrounds, lighting and motion. Viveza 2 performs miracles with over and under exposed areas in most of these. They were all shot with my 70-200 between 10 and 11:30 in the morning under a partially cloudy sky. There are always lots of horses in the parade, and street sweepers are a regular part of the parade. This year the biggest applause was for a large group of first responders who dealt with the problems created by the flood. This year's theme for Stampede 101 (hundred and first year) is Hell or High Water.

1. Horse acting like a human
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7442/9230533181_075bbd665b_c.jpg

2. Human acting like a horse
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7353/9230318139_162ca953fe_c.jpg

3. Hard workers
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5535/9233190386_bbb353f193_c.jpg

4.
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3726/9230746343_2198738276_c.jpg

5. Iron Horse
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3817/9230391267_ff8f530d11_c.jpg

6. Small and determined
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3827/9233262934_65ba9bfa3a_c.jpg

Mad Aussie
07-07-2013, 07:18 PM
Gotta love the character a horse can show when it wants!

mbrager
07-07-2013, 07:20 PM
1.
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2830/9234739352_26fd0f1ea4_c.jpg

2. What Bull
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5447/9230604463_ef09209e1e_c.jpg

3. American Friends
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2839/9230459389_d96c5aff46_c.jpg

4. Pipes and Drums
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7412/9230366609_cf9b935733_c.jpg

5. Chris Hadfield, retired astronaut and parade marshall
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3781/9233113614_8e25427cc1_c.jpg

mbrager
07-07-2013, 07:29 PM
1. Tattoo on Horse
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5481/9230300693_03532cd613_c.jpg

2. Tattoo on Human
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7330/9233216644_8cb408a732_c.jpg

3. Tattoo (military entertainment)
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5507/9230509139_2626907808_c.jpg

4. Chinese band
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7447/9233454174_1acf130d38_c.jpg

5. Mariachi band
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3833/9230721327_415062e132_c.jpg

6. Gratuitous pretty girl
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3757/9233365200_c8fe9ae302_c.jpg

mbrager
07-07-2013, 07:38 PM
1. Nikon and Canon
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2839/9230641545_24c4932ab9_c.jpg

2. Real Canon shooter
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2833/9230564951_deddd46b5a_c.jpg

3. Canon 6D
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3699/9233475052_c78d602265_c.jpg

4. Not everyone loves the parade
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2868/9230622575_0a6fa7e22d_c.jpg

5. Silver
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5541/9231928067_ec26e6229d_c.jpg

6. And finally, a big Stampede Ya....
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2837/9234758436_d69f1d0d56_c.jpg

Thanks for taking a look.

Runmonty
07-08-2013, 06:41 AM
Great set with heaps of variety and it is obvious a great deal of thought went into the shots (eg the relection of the boy).

Most of us at the bottom half of the world would immediately associate Calgary with the stampede, and I would venture to say many would not know anything beyond that. So thanks for sharing this iconic event.

Marko
07-08-2013, 08:29 AM
nice variety in the set! - American friends is my fave.

Realist
07-14-2013, 12:50 PM
Lots of good shots, and I agree with everyone else that you've got a nice variety.

Jim Scrimger
07-14-2013, 03:54 PM
A really great series - love the horses, especially the gray one.

asnow
07-23-2013, 11:24 PM
Great variety of shots showing off the parade. Makes me feel like I was there.

Hillbillygirl
08-15-2013, 08:39 PM
Awesome shots MBrager. Excellent variety, and love the thought you have put into the comps, which is very hard at a moving event such as this. Very well done on all.