helmut-dietz-musher-photo: Roar Kvilvang
placed 10th at F600. He is from Tufsingdalen. Seen while driving from the start to Femund Lake.
Femundlopet is also a mind game for photographers. At least for those who do not want to stay only at checkpoints. Where are good places, where are you able to walk towards the teams? When will you be there, when will the mushers you want to see be there too?
Sometimes everything comes different than you thought, sometimes it's just your own miscalculation ...
When the dogteams start minute by minute in Røros and you are there to take pictures from the start and if you want to be out at Femund Lake to take pictures there too, the calculation is simple:
This year, we had about 70 dogteams, but 83 were on the participants list, means about 1:30 hours for the start. The best place at Femund Lake is about 40 km away from Røros. In about two and a half hours the first teams will be there.
You need with the car about 40 minutes to drive to the Femund Lake shore and about 30 minutes to walk on the lake to the trail. In total you need a little more than the first dogteam to be at the trail at Femund Lake.
So you may miss some. You could do it. Odd did it. He didn't talk to much to others and didn't buy something to eat and drink and didn't take pictures while driving to the lake ...
The longer your biggest lens, the earlier you are able to shoot pictures from the dog teams at the frozen lake. And the calculation has some reserves ... therefore it's a race too. We missed the very first teams ... puh ...
But we even got pictures from Sigrid Ekran (number 16) and Claes Arvidsson (number 3) ...
helmut-dietz-musher-photos: Claes Arvidsson
at Femund Lake
helmut-dietz-femundlopet-photo: Sigrid Ekran
, Femund Lake