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Great Pumpkin Weigh-In
by Kathy Shogren (shogy) 
Camera:
Canon EOS 30-D
Location:
Assaria, Kansas
 
United States of America

Photographer Notes:
A great pumpkin contest was held at the Smoky Hill Bison Company near my hometown of Assaria KS. This was my first time to view this type of contest. I didn't stay long enough to view the official winner, but the Journal reported that it was from Liberal, weighing in at 880#. They were expecting another entry from Newton that was near 1000#. However it was reported that vandals destroyed that entry, which would have been the winner at 976#. They were able to salvage some seeds from it, so maybe next year.


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Evy Johansen commented on October 08, 2007 00:33:
Thats a big one.... :) Wonderful capture, Kathy!
Joy Cobb commented on October 08, 2007 08:03:
Beautiful place to hold the contest, too...love the wide open windy spaces, Kathy! That's one heavy pumpkin! I've tried to purchase those seeds before for giant pumpkins and you get three in a pack...never had any luck with them. Wonderful capture of an autumn tradition!
Joy Cobb commented on October 08, 2007 08:04:
Beautiful place to hold the contest, too...love the wide open windy spaces, Kathy! That's one heavy pumpkin! I've tried to purchase those seeds before for giant pumpkins and you get three in a pack...never had any luck with them. Wonderful capture of an autumn tradition!
Cheryl Tessens commented on October 08, 2007 12:07:
Wow! Now that is what you call a pumpkin! It is huge!An awesome capture of a wonderul autumn tradition.This is one pic belongs in the newspaper :)
Helen McHugh commented on October 08, 2007 14:58:
What a huge pumpkin, Kathy! Great capture!
Linn Smith commented on October 08, 2007 19:30:
Sad that vandals destroyed the leading entry. It is a shame! Thanks for the writeup - I saw a documentary on the work that goes into growing the big pumpkins and you have to appreciate their efforts!
Diane Blackford commented on October 09, 2007 06:56:
WOW, that will make a few pies. Too bad about the other pumpkin, some people just have no respect for others. Great capture of a home town event.
Juanita commented on October 09, 2007 08:21:
Love the people action here...Nicely shot!
Patrice Cigallio Wesa commented on October 09, 2007 12:17:
Great idea to capture this home town event, Kathy! I cannot even image a pumpkin weighing 880#. Wonder how many pies it would make? Thanks for the narrative and so sorry to hear of the vandalism. Love the candid shot and the flowers in the foreground.
Mark Westlake commented on October 10, 2007 13:51:
Excellent capture of this local event Kathy! Definitely won't get into the macro section!!!!!!!!!!!
Galaktionov Oleg commented on June 09, 2009 06:35:
Trudovoi Lager


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