Sunday, February 10, 2019

At Last Another Hockey Game

It has been awhile since I shot one of Jonathan's hockey games. We hadn't realized that the last home game was even scheduled, and then there were two week-night away games, which we don't usually attend. But this weekend, Jonathan's team had a tournament at Almonte, just a little more than 10 minutes up the road.

However, I learned, to my chagrin, how difficult it is to photograph in that arena, so much so that I refused to take my camera for the final game. No arena is terribly optimal for shooting because there's that plexiglass between the camera and the ice, but almost every photo seemed to come out hazy in this arena. Beyond that, the lighting was poor: a little dim and uneven too. But, I did our best to get a few photos as the various parents seem to like seeing their kids online.

Getting ready to shoot: #18 is one of their best scorers.

Those eyes: looking for space.

A clear path to the net for #2

The goalie lunges to stop a possible shot while 17 tries to clear the puck

Jonathan fighting to fighting to get to the puck first

One of the 2 goals against in a tie game

#12 is an intense player

#5 again. this time playing strong defence



William Kendall said...

Your second shot is my favourite of the set.

Shammickite said...

Great shots in spite of difficulty in that arena. I love going to the grandie's hockey games. I shout very loudly and embarrass myself, oh well, someone's gotta do it!

Tabor said...

That one with the eye shot is certainly the best. I can feel I am on the ice!

Marie Smith said...

Love #4 photo. Good job under not so great conditions.

Mara said...

I like number two. The way there are four burly big players around that one who is probably just as burly and big, but looks so small!

Tanza Erlambang said...

great shots..
have a wonderful day

Jenn Jilks said...

Isn't it fun to go out and support them? They must be happy to see their photos!

Mage said...

These are delightful. Even if you have trouble shooting here, it was certainly worth it.

MARY G said...

Good for you. These really tell the story. And I can relate, having had two competitive gymnasts in the family. Lighting in a gym is sometimes just as bad. The only thing better than hockey is that they do the same thing over and over, and so you can learn when a good opportunity is coming if you watch them often enough.
Love the shot with the eyes. Stellar!