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These images were taken during the 2011 Fur Rendezvous in Anchorage, Alaska. Rondy is held in February and March each year. The winter event helps people deal with the snow, cold and darkness. You have to dress warm for the activities.

It was very bright day which produced harsh shadows. I used my Nikon 55-200mm f/4.0-5.6 kit zoom lens with my Nikon D7000, my first DSLR camera. This zoom is a good telephoto lens to learn with. When you start out you have make do with what you have and this can be a good thing. I upgraded later to professional lenses, but the 55-200mm zoom allowed me to experiment with long lens. I shot JPEGs with an in-camera vivid color setting. Vivid produces too harsh of colors for skin tones. All of my images of people had an unforgiving red tint to them. I now use a neutral color setting. It is hard to see the live view screen in bright day light so I use a Hoodman loupe. One of my best camera accessories. The Hoodman give you a shaded and magnified view of the LCD screen. I tried other viewers and the Hoodman is the best loupe, but a little expensive. I will remove any photograph upon request by contacting me at bartz@englishoephotography.com.