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Robert L. Roux

Free Member, Whitehorse, Yukon

at race's end

just a couple hundred metres to the finish
of the annual yukon quest
1000 mile dog sled race ...

( a different kind of dog walking ... ;-))

Comments 14

  • Eva Mondkind 04/30/2012 8:36

    Awesome Shot!
  • Inez Correia Marques 03/09/2012 23:32

    hehe.. you are funny, ahaha
    i prefer yours, more manly! kissss
  • Maria João Arcanjo 03/03/2012 20:25

    Indeed they look happy!
  • Dragomir Vukovic 03/03/2012 2:03

  • Adele Oliver 02/21/2012 2:41

    A wonderful scene from your "Great White North" - except with these beautiful team of dogs and the lovely young woman musher it turns into a very colourful and lively North. A great image and mood indeed !!!
    warm greetings,
  • Lawson McCulloch 02/20/2012 20:41

    A great winter scene with these working dogs almost smiling, and the red coat that the dog handler is wearing a real bonus in this very fine shot.
    best wishes from Lawson.
  • Northbound 02/20/2012 17:29

    I like the muted watercolour effect in the background. Makes the main subject even more prominent.

    That team is apparently ready for more. Nothing in the look of either the musher or the jolly dogs betrays the fact they have had a tough time on the trail.
  • Holger Findling 02/19/2012 18:28

    Great portrait and story.
  • Canan Oner 02/19/2012 15:25

    Have seen it only in the movies :-)))
    Superb shot full of spirit Robert...
  • Klacky 02/18/2012 19:49

    She seems to be quite happy.
  • Robert L. Roux 02/18/2012 15:07

    thanks all -
    and . yes ,
    under all that winter wear
    yuka honda is a lovely young woman ...
  • Leo_nid 02/18/2012 14:54

    superb winter team spirit and look!
  • s. sabine krause 02/18/2012 14:40

    end of race? really?? ; ) i agree with mira: my first thought was: "wow, the musher* is actually still peppy enough to pose for the photographer! her cheeks are a little flushed – from the cold rather than exhaustion i'd suspect! ; )) – but otherwise she seems ready for the next 1000 miles! great capture of a beautiful musher and her (his?) team! i like how you gave the snowy background a certain vagueness – in a way it seems to mirror what all participants must feel at the end of the race: "we made it! all the exertions of the race are behind us!" it's them and the dogs – nothing else matters… greetings, sabine.

    *i'm using the neuter term here because i'm not sure whether it's a boy or girl – girl would be great, wouldn't it? GO GIRL!! yes, i've just decided to call the musher a "she"! ; )))
  • miraculix.xx 02/18/2012 14:07

    They don´t look as tired as you might expect.
    I´d love to see one of those famous races.
    Stay warm! :-)



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Camera NIKON D300
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Aperture 5.6
Exposure time 1/320
Focus length 400.0 mm
ISO 200