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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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Taken on January 1, 2010