First of all, I would love to welcome all of you new visitors coming via the BBC Travel site, wanting to learn more about travel photography. Since you might be new to the site, one of the most appreciated features of my blog is the fact that by rolling over the images I post you can get to see the original, straight out of the camera shot. So go ahead… try it out!
As I’ve mentioned in this post, while I was in Norway a month ago, I tried for the first time riding in a dog sled, a very cool experience that I would thoroughly recommend. As I’ve said before, the dogs are really cool and always ready to go for one more round.
Before starting the actual trip, the sleds with their dogs are aligned in parallel, while all the ropes are checked. This is when you first start to notice each dog’s personality. Some of them are really relaxed, waiting quietly, while others keep jumping and barking, literally tearing up the ropes. Our sled driver (are they called drivers?!) had to replace two ropes by the time we got moving.
In terms of post-processing, the idea behind this one was to use the curves in Photoshop to push the white quite a lot to really get this feeling of snow and cold across. As always I would love to hear what you think.