Sunday, September 27, 2009

See Copper run

Went for a hike with a friend around the Anthony Lake area. While we hiked 8 miles, her dog, Copper, must have ran two or three times that.
He provided great entertainment during the journey. Every time Copper disappeared in one direction, he reappeared in the other.
He also struck his "pointer" pose many times, but as soon as I'd get my camera out, he'd be running off again. We kept him within site or sound the whole time, as he'd quickly run back to us once my friend whistled.

Friday, September 25, 2009

So long, Round-Up

I can't believe it's already been a week since Round-Up. My how times passes when you're not completely stressed out.
I took this crossing the train tracks on our way downtown to take part in festivities last week. It seems an appropriate way to say goodbye to Round-Up 2009, and keep in mind 2010 will be rising on the other horizon sooner than we think.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Let 'Er Buck!

Working at the paper, we toil all week, but on Saturday, some of us get to go to the rodeo — for fun. Of course, I took my camera with me and despite sitting about halfway up in the west grandstands, was still able to get some decent shots. It also kept me occupied and happy, snapping photos all afternoon.
The following posts are the other photos I took. I mostly went for the fast-paced events, and even then some events were too fast. Most all my pictures of the bucking bulls turned out blurry. But these ones came out OK.

Thrill of victory, agony of defeat

These two barrel races show the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat on their faces.
In the top photo, Linzie Walker was making her 28.52-second winning run. If you zoom in on her face, it's pure exaltation.
In the photo to the left, another racer tipped the barrel. You can see on her face, she knows it's over.

Lil Buckaroo

Round-Up isn't without its "aww" moments. This guy went out on the field at one point, absolutely adorable standing next to who I assume was his dad.

Indian Relay Races

The finals of the Indian Relay Races ran on Saturday. The camouflage team at the front took the win.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Junior Beauties

I spent Thursday morning at the Junior Indian Beauty Pageant. While these girls didn't win, I admired their spirit — especially the little ones!