Great Northern Rodeo 2013 wimpy people need not apply


Had an awesome time at the Great Northern Rodeo at the fair in Havre Montana:

Opening Ceremony:

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Bareback Bronc Riding: tough sport tough men rough rides.

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Barrel Racing: the speed power and grace of the horses and riders is amazing:

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Juniors Barrel Racing: the skill of these young riders is awesome

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Calf Roping: the horses ability to go from run to stop and to back up to keep the rope taunt was very cool to watch.

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Steer Wrestling: To dive off a horse going flat out to tackle that steer impressive.

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Team Roping: a lot of coordination and teamwork to make this successful

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Shots from around the rodeo:

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Day at the Park


Fun day at the park with family and friends. Ladies High School Fastpitch Softball game going on so I took some sports shots.
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First up the batters I love the look of determination in the face of the athletes.

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I love the stop motion effect to show the mechanics of a pitch that are missed in the seconds between windup and delivery:

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And to finish some pics of my niece running around and eating watermelon. She was much more interested in finding ladybugs in the grass than the game but she is only two and 1/2 lol

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