For the entire month of June I’m planning on writing a series of blog-a-day posts based on a set series of open-ended questions to myself. This is one of those posts.
June 4th // Something You Have Seen
The beauty of timing makes this an easy question to answer.
About a week ago, Chris emailed me and queried into whether I would be interested or not in a photo expedition. His plan was to drag the family out to Tofield, a small town about fifty clicks East of Edmonton, to have a day at their annual rodeo. I agreed of course. Any reason to go out with friends and shoot pictures is good enough for me.
That said, we woke up this morning to a bitter cold (for June, at least) with temperatures hovering around the freezing mark. There was even some snow in neighboring regions (though thankfully — for my little tomatoes — not here.) Despite that, we bundled up, packed some extra blankets, and hit the road, arriving just in the nick of time to — literally — not sit for the national anthem.
Chris and company were right behind us.
We hunkered down for ninety minutes of watching bareback riding, calf roping, steer riding, and some other cowboys sports for which I don’t exactly recall names. And, fancy lens a flutter, captured a little more than three hundred (mixed quality) photos, before the cold got too much to bear and we retreated back to the car for warmth and the forty-five minute ride home.
I’ve seen a rodeo before, of course, but as of today it is Something I Have Seen lately.