onsdag 25 november 2015

Hockey HV71 - Skellefteå

 “Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.”

― Og Mandino

söndag 22 november 2015

Hockey HV71 - Modo

"your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change".

-- Jim Rohn

torsdag 12 november 2015

Hockey HV71 - Karlskrona

“If you live long enough, you'll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you'll be a better person. It's how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit.”

― William J. Clinton

onsdag 11 november 2015

The referee thought i made i good save.

When you are photographing sports. It´s important to attentive on what´s going on. And to not look away from the game.
That´s maybe even more important when you are photographing ice hockey.
When shooting hockey. I´ve been using a hockey helmet for several years. Since i also need to wear glasses. Last year i bought prescription glasses, where the "glass" are a special kind of plastic. The kind that are used in protective glasses.
So that, if the puck hits my glasses. They will not end up shattered into pieces. Getting shattered pieces of glass or plastic in the eyes i something i do not want to experience for sure.

About my helmet. It had a couple of pucks hitting it. And also a couple of hockey sticks. One of them with great power.
So far, so good.

Last hockey game. I had a colleague in the "photo both".
And due to him, i didn´t se that there was a puck that was shoot "out of bounce".
That puck first hit my lens hood. That was shattered to pieces.
Hard enough for the sound of it to be heard all over the arena.
And then went up to hit the helmet of my colleague.

In a few seconds, several players was gathered in front of me and my colleague, as well as the referees.
First of all to check that there was no injuries. (And to find the puck as well).
To insure the referees that i was just fine. I made the "thumb up".
After doing so, one of the reefs told me that i made a good save.
(Also, my lens, A Canon 70-200/2,8 IS II USM, is still working just fine).

I do hope that this story from real life. Gives you a little smile.
But most of all. To all of my fellow sport photographers around the world. Take care.

Well, i did also get on national TV. (More exactly this was only sent on a streaming service from the Swedish television company SVT).

måndag 2 november 2015

J-södra till Allsvenskan #2 (Soccer J-södra - Utsikten).

As i wrote about in my last "soccer post".
The local team. Jönköpings Södra, was promoted to the major soccer league in Sweden, called Allsvenskan.
Yesterday they played their last game for this season.
After the game there was a public celebration for the team.

“No matter how small and unimportant what we are doing may seem, if we do it well, it may soon become the step that will lead us to better things.”

― Channing Pollock