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FCI AWC 2016 blog

Posted by on Sep 22, 2016 in Blogi | 0 comments

FCI AWC 2016 blog

This opening post in the AWC blog is in fact already the second post, but only the first one to be published. The earlier text didn’t have anything interesting anyway. Except for one thing. Packing only non-essential gear into the checked in luggage. An unpleasant surprise After having finally arrived at Barcelona airport with a slightly delayed flight, and queued for a far too good while at one car rental desk, our group of four got under way towards Zaragoza on the dark, nearly deserted, but particularly expensive Spanish highways. As if finding the hotel parking was not frustrating...

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FCI Agility World Championships 2016

Posted by on Sep 20, 2016 in Blogi | 0 comments

FCI Agility World Championships 2016

General information Koirakuvat.fi is an accredited photographer in the 2016 FCI Agility World Championships organized in Zaragoza, Spain, in September 22-25. Koirakuvat.fi works with the Finnish Agility Association and Team Finland to provide up-to-date photos of the latest events. If there are not unsurmountable technical issues, photos from different classes and courses will be updated continuously in FCI Agility World Championships 2016 live gallery throughout the Championships. Also, you can check out the photos from last years AWC: AWC 2015 gallery, AWC 2014 gallery or other events....

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Travel blog part iv

Posted by on Aug 14, 2016 in Blogi | 0 comments

Travel blog part iv

The morning for the NAC opened in wonderful sunshine… a bit too wonderful for shooting, bringing the usual issues of harsh shadows and glowing faded green of the surface. Great news from the previous evening meant that after all it was possible to get some quick breakfast before driving to the competition with the early bird team members. Small and medium teams fought back from the fourth places from the jumping course, and the clear runs lifted the squads to silver and bronze, respectively. The small team nearly got to number one by a one fault and some time difference. In the...

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Nordic Championships travel blog III

Posted by on Aug 13, 2016 in Blogi | 0 comments

Nordic Championships travel blog III

The first day of competition in Nordic Championships was longer than scheduled, and in the afternoon the schedule was around 45 minutes late. This of course is nothing spectacular. Otherwise the practical organization seemed to work well, and the results were published right away for everybody’s interest. The breaks due to course building were quite short, which meant less breaks from active shooting – although the breaks can often provide different and refreshing images of the teams having a bit of fun or relaxing. The first course of the day (individual agility 1) provided a...

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Nordic Championships travel blog II

Posted by on Aug 12, 2016 in Blogi | 0 comments

Nordic Championships travel blog II

The first full day at the Nordic Championships is pretty much behind. Since a significant part of the photography work with any sports always awaits after the shoot, the place for the time outside the competition has a huge impact on the chances to work properly. I don’t have any clue how the hotel ranks among other alternatives in the location, but at least the room is quiet with proper sound insulation, there’s a desk to work on, the internet has been invented, and the breakfast is ample (with actually the time to have some). Pretty much perfect then. And there’s an empty...

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Nordic Championships travel blog I

Posted by on Aug 12, 2016 in Blogi | 0 comments

Nordic Championships travel blog I

And here we go again. A week and a half after returning from the European Open, it’s time to pack all the gear and head to the Nordic Agility Championships, held this year in Norway near the 1994 winter olympic scenes of Lillehammer. Work from EO is still much in progress, and one delivery of photos was finished just minutes before heading off to the airport. The Nordic Championships is an annual event organized between four nordic countries – Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland. The competition has already a respectably long history, but since last year, the format was extended...

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