Gearin' Up - A Hockey Still Life

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    About four years ago, roughly this time of the year, my amateur (very amateur) hockey playing came to an end. Squashed into the boards from behind, I suffered a collar bone break that resulted in: excruciating pain, a screw in my collar bone, and about 8 months of painful healing. I loved playing hockey. I met a lot of really nice people/friends. I still miss it a lot, but think I'm getting to old to go through that type of pain again. So, I don't play in leagues anymore. I'm hoping to go down to the local outdoor ice rink and just shoot-around by myself soon... maybe this weekend. This photo is dedicated to a love that I had to let go, but still miss very much.

    Lighting Info
    - SB600 at 50mm zoom and 1/4 power level in a 15-inch Lastolite Ezybox. Positioned directly above and slightly in front of the subject (pointing pretty much straight down at the floor).

    - SB600 at 24mm zoom and 1/4 +0.7 power level in a 43-inch Westcott [reflective] umbrella. Positioned camera-right about 5 feet from subject and angled slighly downward toward the floor.

    - Cybersyncs.

    The_Catcher_Photography, Gary Lanigan, and 4 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. PHOTONICS Hamilton 52 months ago | reply

      Hummm ! Great feel of story here


    2. 52 months ago | reply

      Love the subject and the light. Nice work! I hope you at least get to lace up the blades again for some shinny some time soon.

    3. Andrew Kufahl 52 months ago | reply

      Thanks everybody. I did not get out skating this past weekend, as I opted to go out and take more photos. This up-coming weekend is looking like a definite possibility though.

    4. Gary Lanigan 52 months ago | reply

      What they said!

    5. Andrew Kufahl 52 months ago | reply

      Thanks didymus2!

      I got the skates sharpened today... and this weekend there's a sheet of ice out there with my name on it!!!

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