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Winter wonderland and working dogs

In addition to guiding during the last four weekends I’ve also work during the weekdays as well. Unfortunately this means very little time for blogging but here’s (again) a set of photos to make up the lack of words. The photos are from overnight and one-day husky tours at Taivalkoski region in North-East Finland. All dogs are hard-working (well, except a few lazy ones) huskies from Kolmiloukko.

For those interested in (camera) gear the photos are taken with Canon EOS 550D with Canon EF 24-105 4 L IS or Samyang 14 2,8 lens. Mostly it’s just fast’n’dirty point’n’shoot, often from moving snowscooter but when you shoot enough, you also get some hits. Especially the Samyang 14mm wide-angle has proven to be a very nice piece of glass and it’s also cheap for the quality. Downside is that it’s all manual lens and the markings on the focus ring are far from reality but when you learn that the infinity is around 0,7m focus it works like a charm.
















I have to say that even though I love my job, I’m really looking forward to having a day off on Sunday as I’ve now worked for 33 straight days! I need some time to wash clothing, repair gear and do some more preparations for the one-week ski tour to Sarek in early March. And maybe I also have time to write some more words for the blog as well…


6 responses to “Winter wonderland and working dogs

  1. surfnslide 16/02/2013 at 13:58

    Stunning photographs!

  2. korpijaakko 16/02/2013 at 18:29

    Thanks! I try to keep ’em coming. Unfortunately it’s been mostly cloudy here so not really good for nice photos.

  3. Khap Parka° (@khapparka) 18/02/2013 at 05:28

    Cuddly dogs and cute looking girls. Now we know why you do it! 🙂

  4. korpijaakko 18/02/2013 at 18:55

    The girls were a bit on the ypung side or had boyfriends with them… But on the other hand, I was guiding with my girlfriend so I’d say it was even. 😉 At the best, this the best job I’ve ever done. And at worst, it’s not so bad either.

  5. Väinö Vähäsarja (@vvsrj) 21/02/2013 at 08:41

    Very inspiring to read about one living his dream! But man, 33 straight days… Work is work, even if it’s fun to do. Get a day off and go camping 😀

  6. korpijaakko 21/02/2013 at 13:19

    Thanks, Väinö!

    True. I did actually sign up for two days off every week but then used them for guiding skiing stuff… I got the day off and I’m actually now enjoying another one! No camping though, as I have to do paper work for the upcoming expeditions but that’s not too bad either, mean more time outdoors quite snoonish.

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