Dogsled coming!

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May M. B. (Swissmay) on February 5, 2008

That must be fun! There is a person here, who owns some huskies. In winter he races across the hills, I usually see the traces. Only once that I saw the "race" passing through the fresh snow in a little distance - I was really amazed and of course, I didn't have my camera ready. ;-) You were luckier - lovely photo!

My best greetings, May

Marilyn Whiteley on February 5, 2008

I was very lucky, May! Friday's storm made it a strenuous day, hard on my knees, so when it was still snowing Saturday morning, I decided to stay in. By afternoon, skies had partly cleared, so I went out to photograph an interesting building nearby--and discovered that the course for the dog sled races went right in front of the hotel! I watched and photographed until the race ended, and I had a fine time!

Best wishes, Marilyn

MaryAlice on February 6, 2008

Wow! Look at this! I've never seen a real alive dog sled with dogs in action! Fantastic! It's wonderful. I would have been so excited to see this! You did a great job of capturing the moment.

Marilyn Whiteley on February 6, 2008

I'd never seen it either, MaryAlice, and I was excited. With the shutter lag of a digital camera (though not as bad as that of my first digital), it took quite a few attempts to get any usable shots. But the advantage of digital photography is, of course, that I didn't waste any film!

Richard Ryer on February 6, 2008

Greetings Marilyn, What a wonderful opportunity to do some action photography - dog sled races. It looks like the dogs are having fun running in the snow.



Marilyn Whiteley on February 6, 2008

As you probably read, Rich, I got a lot of "misses" along with a few "hits," but it was a wonderful opportunity to try. At least with dog sled races, you knew where they'd be coming and going, not like whales or dolphins out in the ocean, for instance!

Cheers, Marilyn

Nawitka on February 7, 2008

How exciting Marilyn! I've never seen dogs racing either, but I'd love to. Lucky you, and nice shot here as well; not easy I know. I knew knew a guy who had St Bernards -- he thought they'd make better sled dogs than the small huskies. He trained them for years before admitting defeat, but I never did get to see them run.

Marilyn Whiteley on February 7, 2008

It was great fun, Nawitka! A sled pulled by St. Bernards would have been quite a thing to see! But I wouldn't place my money on them in a race (if I placed money on any races)!

© Alan Knox on February 14, 2008

A fantastic capture Marilyn!


Marilyn Whiteley on February 14, 2008

Thanks, Alan. It was such fun to watch!


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Photo taken in Vieux-Québec-Cap-Blanc-colline Parlementaire, Québec City, QC, Canada

Photo details

  • Uploaded on February 5, 2008
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    by Marilyn Whiteley
    • Taken on 2008/02/02 13:46:59
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/640)
    • Focal Length: 7.44mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash