Purdue Will Play For the ICHC Title Tomorrow
Yesterday I made my way to Fishers, Indiana to watch the first round of the ICHC Tournament. Anytime that you put Purdue and Indiana University on the same playing field I will try and make it to the event. This one was in the season closing ICHC Tournament though so it had a little extra something to it. Purdue had won all three regular season meetings including the only other hockey game that I saw them play this season. They won this game 5-3 to advance to the title game of the ICHC Tournament against IPFW. It should be a great game between the top two seeds in the tournament.
I don’t get to shoot much hockey. In fact this is the fourth hockey game that I have shot. I have attended quite a few, but I have only shot a handful. This was the first time that I have shot multiple games in the same season. By the end of tomorrow I hope to shoot back to back Boiler wins. Hockey is a fast sport that requires a lot of anticipation. When you don’t see much hockey it is much harder to anticipate where the action will be. I thought that by the 3rd period my timing was already much improved over the first period when I was very rusty. Tomorrow I have some ideas for a remote, and I hope to have some more photos to share with you.
Using Some Different Combinations
Last night I used a few different combinations of gear to get my shots. I started the night off with my new 50mm f/1.4 on my Canon 5D Mark III. When the action really started though I switched to the 24-70mm lens on the 5D Mark III. With that combination I made the photo that is at the top of this blog post. In the first period I used my Canon 7D Mark II with the 70-200mm lens on it with the Canon 1.4x extender on it to give me a little more reach. That was a bit too much though so for the remainder of the night I used the camera and lens with the extender taken off of it. I put the Canon 60D to use during the second period as a glass camera. I had my Rokinon 8mm fisheye on it to give the cool looking shots of the hits on the glass. The photo just above was made with that combination. It is a great idea, but the light is not so great on the glass. I may just blow out the background to get the shot tonight. I like the different looks that I was able to get with a few different combinations. I may try some variations on this tonight.
Below I have included a few extra shots from the game last night. You can see the full gallery of around 230 photos here on my website. Maybe I will have some photos with some hardware tomorrow.