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.
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.
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.