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Snow Blower Racing
Lens: SMC Pentax-DA 15mm F4 ED AL Limited Camera: Pentax K-3 Photo Location: Kiruna, Sweden 
Posted By: Jens Lyn IV, 01-30-2018, 09:24 AM

This is apparently a thing up here in Kiruna. As a fake Viking pansy Dane, I was equally delighted, bemused, and apprehensive about this spectacle; the natives seemed to really enjoy it.


The track awaits.
K-3 with SMC DA 15 Ltd @ f/13, 1/250, ISO 100


Ready.
K-3 with SMC DA 15 Ltd @ f/13, 1/20, ISO 100


"Gentlemen, start your engines!"
K-3 with SMC DA 15 Ltd @ f/13, 1/20, ISO 100


I swear there's a race going on in there somewhere...
K-3 with SMC DA 15 Ltd @ f/13, 1/30, ISO 100


There they are.
K-3 with SMC DA 15 Ltd @ f/13, 1/20, ISO 100


We have a winner.
K-3 with SMC DA 15 Ltd @ f/13, 1/20, ISO 100


The younger natives seemed particularly excited about this celebratory post-race ritual.
K-3 with SMC DA 15 Ltd @ f/13, 1/20, ISO 100


I cannot claim to fully understand their culture, but I enjoyed this brief glimpse into the ways and customs of the north.
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01-30-2018, 10:25 AM   #2
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Ha ha, this is a winter event that Canadians would enjoy! We do strange things in the middle of winter!

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When you have lots of dry powdery snow, you find creative ways to use it.
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