Iditarod 2013 Ceremonial Start
March 2, 2013
The Iditarod started today in Anchorage. Well sort of.
Today is the day the mushers have the ceremonial start in downtown Anchorage. People bid to get to ride with the mushers to the ceremonial start finish line at Campbell airstrip, which is a short walk through the woods from our house.
The weather was gorgeous and warm today. I got lots of nice pictures of the dogs and mushers.
This is one of my favorites.
For the first time ever, I shot entirely in RAW mode. And I have to say, I LOVE it! It was so much fun to work with the images in Photoshop Elements. I don’t know what has taken me so long to make the switch. I will need a larger hard drive, I imagine.
The Iditarod is a 1,000 mile dog sled race from Anchorage to Nome. It takes the mushers about 10 days to get there from here. It’s quite a contest and quite impressive to see.
Below is a gallery with the images of the day.