The Calgary Stampede officially kicked off today with a parade through the heart of the city. An estimated 350,000 people lined the downtown streets to take in the spectacle. Wow! Lucky for me it travels right past my place so a quick trip down the elevator is all it takes to get in on the action and make some photographs.
Here are some of my favourites from today's parade.
I used my 70-200mm lens for the majority of the shots. My location meant nearly all of the subjects were backlit with bright sunlight. Using a 580EX II in the hot shoe provided some nice fill on a bunch of the pictures.
I grabbed lots of good shots but the one below is my favourite.