Sunday, February 15, 2009

Go Rats!

Arriving early, I was happy to take a picture of the arena before it filled with fans. I wish I had brought my fish-eye lens; however, I was happy with the lighting above.

I used this River Rat game as an opportunity to practice my camera's settings. The lighting is always tricky in places like the Times Union Center and so I was able to use different aperture and shutter speed settings. My inspiration below was to blur the image to show action as the two teams faced off.

Below is my niece Jenna's favorite player, number 11. He scored shortly after her expressing that number 11 was the player to follow! Sadly, the Rats lost the game but it was a thriller. Both teams scored within seconds of one another. At one point the Rats scored twice in 19 seconds!

What is a hockey game without Sponge Bob! Jamie has watched the show, drawn pictures and colored Sponge Bob for years, so she was happy to have her picture taken with him. Was he what she thought he would be in person? "No", she replied, but her smile said it was fun regardless. Thanks to my sister Sharon, and my nieces Jamie and Jenna, for joining me on Valentine's Day for a fun evening!


robinthebruce said...

thanks for comments i usually get inspired by other people,its nice to know that i,m one of those other people.thanks paul..

J.L.Velez said...

I like your close up of number 11! Sounds like a very intense game and I'm glad you had a great time. Also, thanks for that blog address. He takes beautiful shots and he is way better at adding color in the right spots. Certainly some amazing photographers out there:)

Bridget said...

i love the last one.
i am not sure whose smile is bigger jamie's or spongebob's.
looks like you had a lot of fun!

Linda said...

Love the middle three. Of course, the last one with your niece is the real keeper. Looks like you had a good time. I've never been to a pro game, should probably do that sometime, especially now, after seeing your images.