Play in Progress

Play in progress

I spent last week end in Iqaluit (Nunavut) to attend my grand daughters 7th birthday party and take in the annual Sr. Mens Toonik Tyme Hockey Tournament. The goalie is my oldest son Randy, his team took the tournament cup and he received the “Best Goalie” award.

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Sports: Off The Blocker

off the blocker

I like hockey, and I like shooting the games, but getting decent shots is somewhat frustrating. It’s a fast game and arena lighting is generally poor unless you’ve got [at least] relatively fast glass – and I don’t. That means slow shutter speeds (1/160th in this shot) and high ISO (1600) to compensate for an f4-5.6 lens, and that means shots that are not crisp. It would be nice to have [at least] an f2.8 telephoto but ~100-300mm glass that quick goes for about $3,500.00 here and that’s just not in the budget so we work with what we’ve got 🙂

That aside, my son disappointed the shooter in this shot with quick reflexes and his blocker.

Sports: The Goalie

the goalie

A shot of my youngest son at his game tonight.

Hockey has been a part of our family for many years, and we are a family of goalies.

Black & White: A Hit Under The Lights

under the light

I didn’t notice this hit took place directly under a light until I started to process the image – maybe I should have titled it serendipity.

Shot at an Ottawa 67s OHL (part of the CHL) exhibition game in Brockville, Ont.

Black & White: Portrait of a Hockey Referee

through the glass

Further experimentation in the world of shadow and grain.

A lot of people are concerned with what they call the loss of hockey after Gary Bettman and the owners locked out NHL players…. being a CHL fan my season is still on and going strong.

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