Saturday, November 30, 2013

Can't Stop

"Jay Bouwmeester #19 of the St. Louis Blues crashes into the boards against the Washington Capitals in the third period during an NHL game at the Verizon Center on November 17, 2013 in Washington, DC."

Like anything new, it takes time to get into a good rhythm. After my first couple games, I am really getting into the groove of shooting ice hockey.

With limited places on ice level to shoot from, it makes it a challenging sport to photograph - and I always enjoy a challenge.

One of the best parts of the sport is knowing these big, fast and strong athletes cannot take me out if they lose control or are hit right in front of me.

Unlike field sports, the boards and glass create a thin barrier between the action and myself. And while it's difficult not to flinch when a puck or player comes at you full speed, it usually makes interesting images.

I'm just hoping the glass never breaks when they crash in front of my lens.


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