Today we went to watch our team’s IPO-trial before doing some obedience with our own dogs.
The day was very hot, and unfortunately there wasn’t much titles given this day. Maybe it was the hot day, or just the dogs weren’t as ready as they should be – or both. I wish good luck for all of them in future trials :).
Most mishaps in part C was in blind search – many of the dogs just didn’t want to do the search properly and they had a huge hurry to the 6th blind. After doing this, some of them got straight next to their handler when he/she approached the blind. There was also some problems in giving out, not so uncommon in these temperatures for some reason.
|M Tero||Thiarco Carro||IPO1||67||66||97||a5||–||–|
|M-L Ronkainen||Bacteroides Aqua Vitae||IPO2||0||0||0||–||–||–|
|S Honkanen||Fluss-Strand Hektor||IPO2||68||66||87||a4||–||–|
|K Latvala||Ruskamäen Nika||IPO2||68||72||73||a3||–||–|
|H-M Rajapuro||Aachen Brevi||IPO3||72||86||77||a3||235||IPO3|
|S Lindroos||Sientje’s Julie||IPO3||87||94||90||a4||271||IPO3|
|V Skuras||Sissinheimon Glenn||IPO3||73||84||0||–||–||–|
Congratulations Hetta-Mari and Suska for IPO3-titles, I hope we’ll see you in GSD championships in September!
After taking photos of the new champion, I noticed that the light was beautiful at old Porvoo railway and told my photographer friend Timo about it. After visiting my brother’s worksite, we decided to go to Porvoo, eat some food and go to the station.
It was the end station of Kerava-Porvoo railway, and this old station isn’t in use anymore for public transport. Still, in summertime the Porvoo Museum Railway Society does train trips from Kerava on Saturdays. On the rail yard there’s lots of old train cars waiting for reestablishing, many of them are made of wood.
In the old Railway station is nowadays situated Old Time Hardware store, with lots of interesting stuff from the past. I really recommend visiting the place – during the daytime or in the evening, when there’s nobody around and the lightning is beautiful.
Back to the trip.. First, we had to find someplace to eat. Fortunately many of the restaurants were already closed, so we stumbled upon Restaurant Timbaali. The restaurant was nice, and the decoration inside was pretty typical old Porvoo’s style – I felt very under-dressed there because my plans for that day didn’t really include eating in a beautiful restaurant. The service was friendly and the food was really awesome.
And some photos from the railroad – I also took some HDR photos, but I’m too inpatient to really work with them
Rest of the shots are located here.
At some point, this place has to be used in some of our photo shoots. Truly inspiring :). Also I left a geocoin (used in geocaching) here, which I picked up from a cache near a cemetery in Reykjavik. Yesterday someone took the coin from the cache, looking forward to see where it will go next. It has traveled for 8235.6km now :).
My dear friend Kaisa and her lovely dog Bria (which I had the pleasure to meet the first time when she was like day or two old) finally did it!
They got their final CAC on Saturday at Hyvinkää, and now with the title IP1, Bria is finally Finnish and Norwegian champion. Of course we had to go and take few pictures of this rare and fine occasion – and there’s no better place for that than old Porvoo.
Last time I visited there, I took a mental note of this place – and calculated the right time when the lightning would be beautiful. So off we went and started shooting around 8 pm.
More at the Dogs-gallery
And again – congratulations Kaisa & Bria! (and thanks for watching Onni while I was in Iceland :))
My car decided to give in after the car crash, and my newly found motivation and visions to take new pictures were running low while walking back home.
Fortunately my friend had nothing to do, so he picked me up and we visited one lake and decided to go to Porvoo. I forgot my tripod to my car, so it was kinda tricky to take pictures with long exposure times. We have to make a new visit during daytime sometime soon, and eat in the great restaurants which are located there while we’re at it.
On our way back home, we had to stop because of this mist: