Wednesday, February 19, 2014


"Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals has a moment to himself during the Canadian national anthem before playing the Winnipeg Jets in an NHL game at the Verizon Center on February 6, 2014 in Washington, DC."

It's no surprise that I love finding quiet moments in sports.

A lot of the time, these can be found just before the game or match begins from all vantage points. Whether in the locker room or from high atop the arena.

Covering the Washington Capitals taking on the Winnipeg Jets for Getty Images there was a special puck dropping ceremony that had many photographers at the game. With the help of another teammate, photographer who was on ice, I decided to get away from the pack.

I marched up the shy of a few rows of the top of the arena and waited for the said pre-game puck drop. But shortly after, instead of venturing back to ice level to my marked position for the game, I stayed atop and worked the player introductions.

While this isn't a new view for fans that sit in the 500 level, it's a reminder that as a photographer, even though the seats may cost less up there, that doesn't make it a bad view.


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