Saturday, March 28, 2009

Caps vs Tampa Bay: Section 121, Row J

Every sports fan should sit as close to the ice as possible for one hockey game. I had an opportunity to sit ten rows behind the Caps bench so I brought my Nikon D40 camera and tested my new zoom lens out. Here are some of the 250 pictures I took.

I still need to really learn how my camera works. Perhaps I'll sign up for some classes and I'll keep my eyes open for some that are offered at local camera stores.

Hockey is a fast sport and it can be tough getting a great shot for amateur photographers such as myself. Throw in my being a fan of the Caps and often I was caught between taking pictures and watching the game. Taking pictures during the warm up was easier and I got some better shots. You can see more detail as players often skate without their helmets and they also work on various parts of their game.

Ten rows up behind the Caps bench is nice but there were a couple obstacles I dealt with. The glass being one of them and I really could only shoot half the rink. Also I was conscious of the person and his family behind me as I didn't want to get in their way of enjoying the game by standing up during the action. As usual, be sure to double click for a larger view of the picture I posted.

It was a very entertaining game in which the Caps won 5-3. Here is the Post recap titled Pothier Delivers for Capitals

First two pictures are Alex Ovechkin during warm ups.

Former Caps

Brooks Laich

Sergei Fedorov

Best player in hockey, period.

Alex Ovechkin faces off against Ryan Craig

Caps goal!

The pesky and quick Martin St. Louis

Keith Aucoin looking to pass or buy a vowel as Pat Sajak (middle) looks on.

Alex the Great 8

Jose Theodore with the save

Ovechkin's 52nd goal makes it 5-3 Caps!

Celebrating Caps!


Anonymous said...

If you took those pix you did an excellent job!

Bill-DC said...

Thank you. These are some of the better ones of the 250 I shot Friday night. I still have a lot to learn.

Appreciate the feedback.