I enjoyed the day off yesterday because of the Veterans Day Holiday. The weather wasn’t all that nice so I didn’t venture out to do any photography.
But having the day off did afford me the opportunity to finally go watch Josh play hockey. So Jeanne and I went to the beautiful Mystic Arena (which is an amazing facility) and it was filled with pint-sized hockey players whose uniforms, helmets, and padding almost doubled their size. 🙂
Camera Info: Nikon D750 | Nikon 80 – 400 mm 4.5 lens | Nikon SB 910 speed light | ISO 800 shutter 1/60 sec @ f5.6
I got this shot because it was photo night and they had a professional photographer there taking portraits of all the kids. His wife was helping keep things organized so when it came time for Josh’s image I asked her if I could go out onto the ice and make an image and she was gracious enough to say sure but if you fall I’m not coming to help you. 🙂
They never really play a game. It is just more practice and learning how to skate and use the stick to hit the puck. I got as high in the arena as possible but even so they were skating in the lower part of the ice so that part of the safety glass got into the frame. I did my best to minimize it but it is still visible. 😦
Josh did very well and has really taken to skating and the whole hockey thing. Ben said that while watching football over the weekend Josh asked if they could find a hockey game on TV.
Gabby decided that she was going to carry Josh’s gear bag to the car. It was bigger then her and weighed more as well. She managed to get it several feet and was upset when Dad told her he would get it.
The proud parents watch Josh learning a new skill. I found out last night that Ben played hockey in school. He enjoyed it very much and I suspect he was pretty good at it.
Just as we were getting ready to leave the arena a terrible storm passed through with torrential rain and strong winds. So we had to wait several minutes for the storm to pass. It was fun watching all of us looking at our cell phones trying to determine when the storm would let up. Armature weather men. 🙂
That’s it for today. Thanks for stopping by the blog. Enjoy your day and be careful.