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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Last "summer" hike of the year? and Buffalo Stars and Stirrups October 8th show

Didn't do a lot of shooting this past weekend and the kids had a horse event which I was quite content just to observe. The Buffalo Stars and Stirrups Saddle Club had a new photographer at this event, Al Braunworth. I have seen Al at some other horse events and had seen some of his work before. Good stuff. He is a super nice guy and very approachable. One thing I like about Al's style is he shoots a more candid / journalistic style than the stuffy one location only like the previous photog did. Be sure to check out Al's site HERE!

Anyhow, here are a few of mine from a half-assed attempt:

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Jessica Beckers on Penny

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Maddie Day on Brandi

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Bridget Anderson on Atti

Tuesday looked to be the last of the really warm days and was also the Hunters Moon. I wanted a telephoto shot of one of the eagle's nests with the moon behind it for an upcoming contest and thought I had it all figured out....maybe not.

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Whoops! Slight miscalculation. By the time I realized my error it was too late to adjust. Needless to say I will not be entering that particular contest.

One the way out to the location, I snapped off this shot of one of Sherburne county's finest:

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Bad cop. No donut. I also award you no points for what is quite possibly the worst hiding job ever. Had he been driving a smart car, maybe.

Anyhow, after the moon fail, here are some other shots since I had time while hiking out and getting chased by swarms of biting gnats.

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...and a couple of orphan shots from Sunday when Melinda, Cailyn, and myself went on a short hike to gather some leaves and birch bark to share with her class.

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Nothing huge on the schedule coming up. This weekend looks to be quiet but the following weekend of the 21st may make a trip up to the International Wolf Center in Ely for some fish in a barrel shooting. Will also take a stab at some of their wild brothers and sisters roaming Itasca county.

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