Small Explosions

We've posed dogs in front of the ice at Westwoods before, but this dramatic spot is right where the trail makes a sharp left, so it's easy to get the dogs up there to pose. The active quarry is less than a half mile to the photographer's left, so I snapped a quick exposure when the dogs turned their head to look toward the sound of a small boom coming from the quarry.

 

Sometimes, deep snow brings out the puppy in the dogs as they leap over snow dunes and explode through drifts.

 

They absolutely exhaust themselves over the course of an hour or two. In some kinds of snow, the footing is difficult for me, so on days like this, I'm much slower than normal. Fortunately, the dogs more than make up for lack of speed and distance with their enthusiastic zooming.

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