I think it's not the best photo of mine because on that day unluckily a nasty mist came and... ruined a few of photos' quality of details. And SLT camera is very sensetive for details, if something goes wrong, like any motion blur or mist- it ruins the quality of details, unlike DSLR cameras. I tried my best to not play too much with ISO settings for misty weather. Oh well.
There are just too many pros and cos with SLT and DSLR cameras. Next time I'll go with DSLR, despite that I'll mist amazing, perfect AF and it's speed.
It's that legendary Iditarod 1000 mile sled dog race which I've witnessed for couple days.
As I've been in many mushing events mostly in Europe and significant ones.... I will say that the experience of Iditarod is so unique... the best mushing even I've ever seen. Honestly, obviously I was fascinated to see that race but not at cost of my more important priors. Like it wasn't "oh a must to see" for me. But I got a blessing opportunity to go... with all my hard work, smart planning and organizing and all of it is because of my photography job. I'm doing a photographic coverage for Europe. I thought that woud be very worthy experience for me with my travel reports career which I'm dreaming to do since my art pathway does not seems to work well for me. Anymore.
That was the first day of race, known as Ceremonial Start. Lucky people (who can afford 500$+ to seven thousands of dollars) to win auction and get a place on ride on Iditarod mushers sled dogs.... no, I wouldn't call them lucky but peopl who worked hard (edit: at the first I used wrong wording, I meant: worked hard, not hardly working) for that money to realize their little or big dream to be on a ride on Iditarod race. I hate calling that people are lucky to do something. I respect every person's work and it's part of some kind of work. No matter what is that kind of work but they did something to achieve for sure. Maybe we can use the term of "lucky" because they were born at rich family or got wealthy partner but I am not really sure about that anyway...
Also I'd like to mention that Iditarod race was the hardest mushing event that I've ever photographed. It was so crowded that I don't even. Gladly I had media ID, it helped a lot... but there were situations where it didn't help *stares at mad and crazy media photographers* and as well that "fun" with checkpoints which gives a hell headache.
Anyway, I'm saying - really, it's really worthy to visit the Iditarod race. Go for it if you have a chance to do. Especially if you are a big fan of mushing or are musher, to experience it from 6 am how whole Alaska is waking up for that dreamy race- it feels like a dream.
PS: I feel like deviantART is dropping down quality of art/photograph submitter there...? Or it's just me..?