Wednesday, July 24, 2013

TransAlta Show

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After the chuckwagon races, a great day at the Calgary Stampede ends with the TransAlta Grandstand Show. Carolyn and I have never witnessed anything like it. The 90 minute extravaganza far surpasses anything we've seen in Las Vegas.

A large, complex stage on wheels is towed into the rodeo area. Then there is one brilliant act after another, accompanied by blazing lights, lasers and explosions of fire. This pair of acrobats was jaw dropping. I must be candid with my readers, though, and confess that my abdominal muscles don't look anything like this.

I'll do some posts on individual acts, but there are local events in the wings.                             

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Olivier said...

superbe prouesse de ces deux artistes et belles photos, avec un final digne d'un 14 juillet

Birdman said...

Love that last shot at night. Seems like you had a quite amazing evening w/ and w/o camera.

William Kendall said...

A whole lot different from the rodeo side of things!

Jack said...

Your two live shots of the acrobats are impressive. Great clarity, great lighting and great composition.

Hilda said...

Great photos of the acrobats! Those fireballs look fierce.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

To be fair Bob, I can't imagine many have abdominal muscles such as these :) what a fantastic show, shown perfectly here.

Stefan Jansson said...

Sounds and looks like a very cool act.