People of the Iditarod

Every photographer, no matter what their main passion is, has at least once tried street photography. March 2nd, was the day I actually first tried this approach. And I have to say, I absolutely LOVED it!! All the emotions, actions, bonds (etc) that you can capture through the lense is just amazing! You hardly think or notice anything else that is going on around you, while you became a real people watcher!

I was a bit hesitant at first, which is only natural. But then, there are cameras everywhere! We live in a time where phones are carried everywhere and the media is like a second world. People all over are constantly being captured on lenses. Besides, if you are at an event, people are going to be more focused on that than whoโ€™s videoing or snapping them!

Here are some cute moments I caught:

Some carry cameras, others hold phones; so long as we all get a shot at the dogs! ๐Ÿ˜€

Cheers from Japan! A lot of the mushers werenโ€™t actually from Alaska, or even the lower forty-eight; the Iditarod bonds us al from all over the world!

The red caps

My kind of person! I know we Photographers will do plenty of crazy things for the photo, but just be careful on the turns girl!

The free ears werenโ€™t the only thing causing smiles all around. ๐Ÿ™‚
One of the angles I really enjoyed shooting were the helpers who held the dogs, and their expressions on what they thought. A lot of the teams were families; so I think this is probably was the musherโ€™s daughter here, doing a good job.

The opening ceremony, the official start, and the entire race are covered by small news companies.

Gotta do anything to get that picture!


Daddy and son โ™ฅ๏ธ


The VIP Grandma taking advantage of her tag to get her little girl an up-close view of the doggies ๐Ÿ˜€
I believe we are supposed to be holding the dogs so they do not run away…



Much thanks to the CANADIAN military for coming out to keep the tracks well shoveled for us all!

Make sure you can see the whole race!


A most interesting view point.

Musher and daughter before the race

If you would like to know the history of the Iditarod, the routes, fun facts; how the dogs are treated, more pictures, and much more, be sure to check out my other blogs along with videos and links I inserted.

God Bless yaโ€™ll and thank you so much for reading!

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โ€œLifeโ€™s a journey and an adventure, make memories from it.โ€ ~Grace Tiberend Hey reader, welcome to my photography and writting spot! At sixteen years old, Iโ€™m a freelance photographer, writer, poet, novelist and dancer (including baton, figure skating and ballet.) Iโ€™m so in love with the outdoors, especially the mountains of Alaska, where I currently live when not traveling with a pencil, paper and camera. You can find me playing sports of all kinds; reading avidly in a tree or amongst pillows eating anything that contains PB and chocolate, and the camera forever around my neck. Jesus is my PASSION, more than Iโ€™m crazy about history, and Heโ€™s the true author of all my writings, as youโ€™ll soon find out! Sharing Christโ€™s light with the world EVERY SECOND is my life mission! I enjoy creating, so if you need someone to create: -business cards, t-shirts, logos (business merchandise) -edit your photos and videos -writing protects & reviews And other projects, you can visit my profile, or hire me on Upwork.com. @Grace T. Also find me on BoredPanda.com @Grace Tiberend I hope you enjoy my blogs of photography tips, photo shoots, stories, poems with a background, how to edit using photo apps โ€”and much more! I canโ€™t wait to share them all with you! Grace Tiberend ๐Ÿ’œ

58 thoughts on “People of the Iditarod”

    1. Haha, it was supposed to be, and we wore our snow suits; but then the sun decided to come out. Which was GREAT for the photos, buuttt not so great for us, lol. Sense itโ€™s March, I suppose things are warming up here ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. Well, thank you!! It sure was fun! ๐Ÿ™‚
      Yes, you can watch it live, as I think it is still being documented. A French was going to come in first, but his dogs were having a problem so he dropped out. You should come up here and see it yourself some year for sure!
      Thank you! Love blogging ๐Ÿ˜€

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  1. What fun the Iditarod looks! ๐Ÿ˜„ Your photos are wonderful, especially the one of the daddy and son, Grace! I started with street photography only last year and like you just love it! I even created a little photo challenge then, if you’re interested just search for street photography or blog challenge on my blog, I think that should lead you there. ๐Ÿ˜Š Happy Sunday!

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment! Yes, that one was one of my favs. as well. โ˜บ๏ธ
      That was my first really experience doing street photography, as you read, besides street-witnesssing-filming. Okay, that sounds cool! Do you mainly do street?
      Thank you, and may God bless you! โ™ฅ๏ธ

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      1. You’re very welcome! โ˜บ
        I pretty much point my camera at anything I like, mostly animals and architecture though. Street photography seemed like a good way to get out of my comfort zone and try something new. ๐Ÿ˜Š
        Have a lovely day! ๐Ÿ’•

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        1. Thatโ€™s really cool. ๐Ÿ™‚
          I mainly shoot people, portraits and a sort of art of my own; so street photography was DEF. a really good way to get out! ๐Ÿ˜€
          What kind of camera do you use?
          The same to you, and may God blesss you! ๐Ÿ˜โ™ฅ๏ธ

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          1. I use whichever camera happens to be nearest when seeing something worth shooting. ๐Ÿ˜‰ But apart from that I mainly use my Nikon D3400 which I just looove! ๐Ÿ˜„ And you?? ๐Ÿ’•

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              1. No, I didn’t do a lot of hiking. Denali was different than other national parks I have been to. I feel that most parks have dedicated hiking trails. Denali was mostly free hiking (no trails) within the park. The day I was there was pretty cold and rainy.

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                1. Awe, too bad it was bad weather!
                  Iโ€™ve ever hiked or anything in Denali yet, but I hope to do one of the snowboarding recs. There ๐Ÿ™‚ Do you do any major sports like that…?
                  Thatโ€™s weird that they wouldnโ€™t have hiking trails, maybe they want to protect the wildlife more?

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    1. Thank you!
      Well, we did wear our full snow gear, but it ended up getting last 20f, so it wasnโ€™t really needed. Though my snow pants did come in handy for lower shots of the dogs. ๐Ÿคช Yes! The sun was so perfect for shooting!!
      The coldest Iโ€™ve ever taken a camera out in was -14f, and it didnโ€™t seem to have any effect. The camera did get really cold on the outside and that was hard on my hands; when you come into a warmer place, the lenses and screen fog up quite bad and you have to make sure you donโ€™t leave any wet marks on the glass. So,slimes when itโ€™s really cold, Iโ€™ll get white marks on the lense, and Iโ€™ll have to put the camera battery in my mitten just in case. However, I suppose Iโ€™m being a little much there, as a photographer was shooting this waterfall and it was so cold that he had to keep chipping ice off of the camera and lense! So, in long, I think cameras generally are fine. Unlsess youโ€™re planning to be in arctic temps.! ๐Ÿ˜€

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      1. Thanks so much for answering my question!๐Ÿ˜€ I do have to keep cleaning the lense alright. I have used my camera outside in -25F but I wasn’t out long, only 20 minutes. I have never had to chip ice off of it though! There would be a lot of moisture in the air by a waterfall. Have a great weekend!โ˜บ

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          1. I was trying for a hoary redpoll but they just wouldn’t cooperate but I did get some nice pics of the common redpolls and pine siskins, plus a couple others. It’s a little hard staying outside too long at that temp, my fingers get kind of cold!

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                  1. No, still trying to get a pic and time is running out! I haven’t seen the male for 2 days now but the female is still here today but she flew off when I went outside.๐Ÿ˜ž. I am hoping to get a better camera this year, I need something with a telephoto lens and a close up lens. I would like to start getting pics of our wildflowers and some are small. Do you like auto focus or manual better?

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                    1. I shall be praying that that birdie satay around long enough for you to shoot it! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคช
                      Youโ€™re using an iPhone right? Or was that another…? Lol
                      I have a really great close-zoom lense, and Iโ€™m able to capture wildlife up extreamly close-even through my window and you litterlat cant tell! They are expensive, but DEF. worth the money! ๐Ÿ˜
                      Wildflowers, small insects etc are extreamly fun to shoot close up! I hope youโ€™ll be able to do that soon!
                      Well, Iโ€™ve heard that manual focus is a while lot more fun, but personally, with everything going on, I find that automatic focus is just the best and easiest. And it kinds has its own brain, if you will, so it does it pretty well. ๐Ÿ™‚ HBU?

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                    2. No phone for me but I am thinking about that, have seen some nice pics with a phone. I use a beginner type camera, Canon SX 420 IS. It has a bit of a zoom, certainly not as good as it sounds in the description of the camera but still nice. It is auto focus which I like most of the time but sometimes it wants to focus on something other than the subject! Usually going for the background, easy to correct but it takes a few seconds sometimes and by then the bird has flown. Oh well, I guess that’s part of the fun, can’t have everything easy, but…it would be nice when there isn’t that many chances!

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                    3. Sweet! I use canon as well ๐Ÿ™‚ The 2017 model I believe it is. I always used Niko for their wonderful setttings and simplicity, but spontaneously decided to give Canon a try and their pretty good. ๐Ÿ™‚
                      Ugh, I used to have that SUPER awful problem with my zoom, not focusing on anything; now, I donโ€™t shoot birds, and i know thatโ€™s an art on all its own; but if you do have a larger zoom lense, the windlife ive shot is sooo much easier to get and the lense seems to focus exactly on what you want. ๐Ÿ™‚
                      Haha! Ttly agree with your last statement! ๐Ÿ‘Œ

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                    4. Agh! I get it! This is my first year actually having a real camera at all! Thankfully, after much prayer, my grandparents all lichee in and got it for me back in September! Iโ€™m so so grateful and it means the world to me to finally be able to get pro. Looking pictures…. itโ€™s very frustrating when you know what the production is supposed to look like, yet you cannot make it turn out so!
                      Okay, so can I pray for you to get a good camera and lense now? ๐Ÿ˜

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