Gearin' Up - A Hockey Still Life

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.

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  • The_Catcher_Photography 6y

    Great picture!

    Hummm ! Great feel of story here

  • 6y

    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.
  • Andrew Kufahl PRO 6y

    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.
  • Gary 6y

    What they said!
  • Andrew Kufahl PRO 6y

    Thanks didymus2!

    I got the skates sharpened today... and this weekend there's a sheet of ice out there with my name on it!!!
  • Lauren M 1y

    Hi Andrew,
  • Lauren M 1y

    I'm a graduate student in Calgary, Alberta, Canada doing research on Canadian major junior hockey. I'm wondering if there's any way that you would be willing to negotiate on the use of this photo for research promotional material. I would be happy to include your name as the photographer. Thanks so much!
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Taken on January 1, 2010
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