View 155: Tis the Season…Hockey Season!

The Baldwinsville Bees Boys Varsity Ice Hockey team opened up the season with two wins and winning the Robert T. Conklin Memorial Tournament.  I was there for the championship game against the Clarance Red Devils which B’ville won 6 to 1.

Click Here for all the photos from the B’ville/Clarance Hockey Game.

Baldwinsville Bees' Kevin Cullen (10) puts in the first goal against the Clarance Red Devils in the Robert T. Conklin Memorial Tournament finals at the Greater Baldwinsville Ice Arena on Saturday, December 11, 2010. Baldwinsville won 5 to 1.

Baldwinsville Bees' Kevin Cullen (10) puts in the first goal against the Clarance Red Devils in the Robert T. Conklin Memorial Tournament finals at the Greater Baldwinsville Ice Arena on Saturday, December 11, 2010. Baldwinsville won 5 to 1. Nikon D700/70-200VR, 1/500s, f/2.8, ISO 3600, EV +1.3, 125mm focal length.

This was the first time I photographed a game with the Nikon D700 SLR camera coupled with the Nikon MB-D10 battery grip and Nikon 70-200VR lens.  I was a little rusty but quickly got into the flow of the game which was dominated by the Bees.  The 9 frames per second (fps) the battery grip gives the camera was a big improvement over the 3 fps of the Nikon D70 I used last year.  The ability of the camera to use ISOs two to four times over the D70 gave better exposures and faster processing of the images.  What used to take 6 hours of processing only took an hour.

Baldwinsville Bees Parker Ferrigan (18) shoots on goal.

Baldwinsville Bees Parker Ferrigan (18) shoots on goal. Nikon D700/70-200VR, 1/500s, f/2.8, ISO 2800, EV +1.3, 120mm focal length.

Throughout the season, I will be getting sport portraits of each of the Baldwinsville players like this one of Parker Ferrigan.  Don’t worry, I will capture lots of action shots, too!  Look for photos in the Baldwinsville Messenger weekly newspaper.

Baldwinsville's Matt Zandri (22) checks a Clarance Red Devils player in the Robert T. Conklin Memorial Tournament finals at the Greater Baldwinsville Ice Arena.

Baldwinsville's Matt Zandri (22) checks a Clarance Red Devils player in the Robert T. Conklin Memorial Tournament finals at the Greater Baldwinsville Ice Arena. Nikon D700/70-200VR, 1/500s, f/2.8, ISO 7200, EV +1.3, 200mm focal length.

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14 Responses to View 155: Tis the Season…Hockey Season!

  1. Carsten says:

    It is really good action pictures Scott.
    You have probably shot many to get these.
    I have never been good at watching ice hockey on tv because it is hard to follow the puck.
    The f:2.8 and high ISO ‘freezes’ the action…

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    • I lot of people say that, Carsten. I suggest going to see a live game if you get the chance. Then the ones on TV are easier to watch. Not sure why that is.

      Yes, being able to use high ISO lets me shoot at a much faster shutter speed than I could before.

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  2. Gerry says:

    I always enjoy seeing Baldwinsville’s hockey season through your lens! Love the Eye on the Puck line in the second shot.

    Remember when the TV moguls decided to “enhance” hockey broadcasts with those blue and red trails so people could see where the puck was? Ecch!! Your live game suggestion is much better. And, um, Carsten? It wouldn’t hurt for the live game to feature a Swedish team . . . I’m just saying. 😉

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    • Carsten says:

      I might have told you that my Grandma was born in Canada and had Swedish parents. Her favorite sport was hockey. If we came to pay her a visit when there were hockey on tv we simply had to wait until the game finished. No conversation about anything but the game…
      Actually, I don’t know if her favorites were Canada or Sweden.

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  3. Great shots, really nice clear, crisp and sharp

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  4. montucky says:

    Those are really nice shots Scott! That camera is something else!

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  5. Nye says:

    Scott, I’m amazed how well the images look with high ISO, really like the composition of the last image, especially a person in the background.

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  6. chloe says:

    you did extremely well, when ever i’vve attempted to take action shots they aren’t this good 😉

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