The National Western Stock show and Rodeo

Every year around mid-January, excitement stirs when I start to see the stock show parking signs on I-25.  I don’t know what it is about this annual event,  but I love it!    The National Western Stock show is a smorgasbord of “Americana”.  There is everything to be found at here, from  cowboy boots to funnel cakes. And of course there are all the adorable animals.   But for me it’s the people watching that I love the most, and this year I brought my camera.   So if you’re like Jesse, and have an allergy attack just nearing the stables, or  if you just can’t handle the skirt-chasing, Coors drinking cowboy culture, then  hopefully you can live vicariously through these images and take a trip down a genre of true Americana….


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January 25, 2009 at 1:28 PM

Love the look the boy is giving you in the last photo!! Great photos, thanks for sharing, we didn’t get a chance to go this year, 🙁

January 25, 2009 at 7:52 PM

What amazing facial expressions you captured! I want to know what some of them are looking at 🙂

Gino Siller
January 25, 2009 at 9:25 PM

I never thought in a million years you would be caught alive in a stock show. Didn’t think you were the type. I took some pictures there last week, but was too embarrassed to post the. Maybe now I’ll have to reconsider. You’ve got guts I wish I had to photograph such interesting people in such unique situations.

Lauren (PB&G)
August 14, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Your work is amazing and beautiful! I’m learning more and more about photography and love studying professionals’ blogs for inspiration. Thank you for sharing!

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