Decided last minute to take my son to see Sweden vs Russia last night at the 2014 World Juniors Hockey tournament in Toronto at the Air Canada Center (home of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Raptors). As you may know, you cannot enter as a non-pro with anything looking like a pro setup - I tried and made it through with a non-gripped 7D2 and a 135L without a lens hood.
We got the seats last minute and they were very good - unfortunately they were too good (row 7 at center ice) and that meant that I was shooting almost always through the top edge of the glass right in the middle of the pictures with a glass divider often getting in the middle of a picture (note to self - row 12-15 would have been perfect).
What a difference good light makes versus my usual horrible arenas were my son plays.
- ISO 1000
- 1/1600 SS
- wide open @ F 2 (135L)
- WB = Kelvin 3750
It was a great game - but the special treat was the star player for Sweden (#21 Nylander) is the Toronto Maples Leafs' 1st round draft pick from last year and everyone in the filled to capacity stadium (17,000) knew who he was and he played a great game - pretty crazy to be 18yrs old, travel to a foreign country, and play in the city that drafted you and everyone is cheering for you - he set up the last two goals and went end to end for the game winner getting an assist.
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