As many of you know (or may have guessed by now) I’m posting a blog entry every single day of 2011. To help keep myself motivated I’m participating in WordPress’ Post A Day Challenge with bloggers from around the world. As part of the Post A Day Challenge, WordPress has just introduced a Weekly Photo Challenge for all of the photo bloggers out there. As photography plays such a crucial role in the life of any craft blogger, I’ve decided to take part in the Weekly Photo Challenge. Each week, a theme will be announced for the photo challenge that participants than produce photographs of.
This week’s theme is boundaries, which I have chosen to interpret as pushing boundaries. And today provided the perfect opportunity to photograph the pushing of boundaries. This morning was the start of the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race, arguably the hardest sled dog race in the world, covering the 1000 mile distance between Whitehorse, Yukon and Fairbanks, Alaska. Twenty-five intrepid mushers (six of who are women) and their energetic dog teams set off at 11 am this morning from downtown Whitehorse, and I was lucky enough to be there to capture images to share with all of you. If upwards of ten days racing by dog sled across some of the harshest terrain in North America doesn’t push boundaries, I don’t know what does. I wish them all good luck and good weather.