On 1 February 2020 the Jumper Schutrups Dogwalk 2020 in Exloo was organized. There is a modest walking tour of 5 or 10 kilometers mapped out. The start is at Schutrups Shoes. In addition, a CaniCross and CaniTrail are organized. In this post you can read more about that.
Jumper Schutrups Dogwalk 2020
It's actually an event in an event. Jumper and Schutrups organize a Dogwalk together. KS Canisports the event for the canicrossers. The Dogwalk will go past me on the same path as the canicross competition and with a statement of a few hundred participants, that will yield a lot of pictures. However, my main goal was with the canicrossers, because I was invited by them as a photographer to take the pictures for this.
That's what it turns out to be when behind me the first participant of the DogWalk passes me. The routes of both events overlap, but the direction is against each other. In this way, dog lovers can see each other arriving well in advance and make space where necessary.
The first participants
With the telephoto lens I make the pictures from afar. Once closer, I can't get the couple in the picture together, so I switch to the camera for the close-ups. In order to give the participants space, Sandra (the S in the name KS Canisports) asks the hikers to stay on the right. Fortunately, many take into account the running couples.
When the canicrossers are over, Sandra steps on the mountain bike and rides back to Kim to complete their event. I'm left to take several more pictures of the DogWalk as long as it stays dry. And experience the necessary encounters with dogs.
Sitting squatting to photograph the four-legged friend from a lower point of view is sometimes interpreted differently. For the dogs it feels like an invitation to greet me. It yielded some black legs on my clothes, a few splashes on the equipment and even a real tongue kiss. Pretty enthusiastic dogs used to be in the middle of it.
Result of the day, photos
Those moments aren't on the sensitive plate, but others are. It was a fun day for me as a photographer to be able to capture everything. I left almost 400 photos to the event. I will choose a few photos and post online (website, Facebook, Instagram) as a short impression of the day.
The photos of the Jumper Schutrups Dogwalk 2020 can be viewed below. The further financial settlement runs through Oypo, so that possible combination with other events / photographers can be combined. Read my short explanation about Oypo and the possibilities for ordering a print, digital file, garment or other gift with the photo taken. Enjoy this day, have fun and watch until next time.