Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Hockey


Goal! You can see the puck above the goalie's head.


Wait for it, wait for it.....now!



I had so much fun at the first hockey game I had to go again! I took less pictures this time and watched more of the game. Experience teaches you how to do somethings better the second time around. I increased my ISO (400 to 640) for these shots and felt I was able to stop action better. One of my friends sat up higher in the stands to take some pictures. He did well, but could use a greater focal length lens. The 70-200mm f/2.8 lens didn't have the reach he needed. Here is the excuse I have needed to buy a Nikon 200-400mm f/4 lens. I could use it for wildlife and other sports as well. I wonder if my wife will go for it! Cross your fingers, toes, and eyes while I talk with her about it!
D200, 70-200mm f/2.8 lens, manual setting, f/2.8, 1/320 sec., ISO 640, spot metering.

3 comments:

holdingmoments said...

Love that second shot David, right in the action.

200-400mm f/4 lens is exactly what you need, without a doubt. Good luck convincing the wife lol

Jeff Farabee said...

Glad to see you're becoming a hockey fan David! I really love taking sports action photos unfortunately I'm not usually close enough to get the really good shots. I too need to talk to my wife about a better lens! Good luck!

Rebecca said...

Good luck with your wife...maybe you could talk to my husband too.

I like the action in the 2nd shot too.