After covering NFL Playoffs I got the opportunity to switch gears and shoot the NHL All Star game in Columbus. I don’t shoot much hockey so it made for an interesting weekend. My goal going into the event was to come out with some artsy images from the weekend.
I don’t shoot a lot of NHL throughout the year, but when I get the chance to I don’t turn it down. Hockey is starting to grow on me, I still don’t know any of the rules and I could only name about a handful of stars in the league. Some may ask, aren’t you the team photographer for the Toledo Walleye? Why, yes I am! But my job is to find creative images to be used for marketing purposes so action isn’t my primary focus.
The Chicago Blackhawks and the Detroit Red Wings are the original six NHL teams and anytime they get together to play it always ends up being a good game. The game went into overtime, then into a shootout. Detroit would end up winning the game 5-4.
After shooting the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas I jumped on a red eye to back to Detroit to cover the 2014 Winter Classic between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings. I landed at Detroit at 6am, and made the trek to snowy Ann Arbor. Once in Ann Arbor it was to start feature hunting. A few things a lot of people were talking about was snow and ice conditions and high priced parking.
The Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings is set to take place on January 1st. Leading up to such a big event like an outdoor hockey game it’s always good to get features lead up. So here are some features!
The Chicago Bears at Cleveland Browns is my 6th football game since December 5th. After below freezing temperatures in Chicago for the Dallas game, I was well prepared but the Browns were. With the return of Jay Cutler and the playoffs on the line the Bears to come away with a win and they did just that.
Hockey in the D, the Philadelphia Flyers came in town. Hockey isn’t my favorite sport to cover as your very limited in shooting and you have to sit on a bucket hunched over which after three periods my back is killing me! I made some images I liked so enjoy!
Congrats to the Chicago Blackhawks for winning the Stanley Cup twice in the last three years. I knew this parade would be a pretty big deal and it surely didn’t disappoint. Once Chicago officials released the parade route, which would travel from the United Center down Washington Street and onto Grant Park. I had to plan my attack to due the hundreds of thousands of people that would be downtown.