Snow Dogs Sled Race Falls Creek
I love the Victorian alps especially in winter, though it can be harsh being out in the weather quite often provides some fantastic landscape photo opportunities. That is providing you don’t have to clean the snow of the camera lens every minute. Bad weather can be the best of times for alpine photographs as the clouds and raying daylight always create something new to see and hopefully to photograph.
A few years ago at Falls Creek I was betting ready for dinner when somebody suggested that I go for a small walk in the still night air to see a sled dog race, so I grabbed the camera and this is what I photographed. (This is an annual event featuring snow dogs such as Huskies and Malamutes racing around Falls Creek at night in teams of 2,3,4 and six pulling a sled with a driver) I can’t begin to tell you just how cold I was that night but it was so rewarding to see our furry friends hard at it in the night. The races which run through the Victorian Alpine Town of Falls Creek during the month of August.
This photos was taken in August of 2010 . Being a natural dog lover I could not miss the opportunity to photograph these two dogs on the snow. I have used no flash or special lighting, just the lighting from the sled and its driver illuminates these two gorges dogs.
Falls Creek is at an altitude of 1600 metres and is 31km from the local town of Mt Beauty and some five hours drive from Melbourne (Depending on how you drive) on of my favourite places in Victoria offering you skiing in winter, fishing bushwalking and cycling in summer.
Lloyd Howlett’s Australian landscape limited edition photographs are printed on archival quality canvas (designed to last well in to the next century and beyond) individually numbered and signed. Making each print completely individual.