Sunday, September 16, 2007

Avalanche Burgundy VS White Game

It was a great day indeed. The start of the 2007-2008 NHL season is only days away and this game was a great taste of what we have to look forward to for the upcoming season as well as the future. The tiny Air Force Cadet arena has a maximum capacity of only 2800 and lets hockey fans get up close and personal with their favorite players. As a rabid Avs fan, I spent most of the game taking pictures and evaluating our new players. Several rookie prospects took part in the game including Chris Stewart, T.J. Hensick, and J.D. Corbin(DU). Chris Stewart and T.J. Hensick clearly are the top rookie prospects. Stewart was surprisingly quiet during the game but T.J. Hensick lit it up with 2 goals and 2 assists as well as a shootout goal. Current high scoring players included Milan Hejduk, with two goals and Ian Laperriere, with a goal and two assists. Overall, the team is looking amazing. With good goaltending and a healthy defence, this team can go deep into the playoffs and compete for the Stanley Cup. The Avs play at Phoenix Monday and will be at home to take on the L.A. Kings on Wednesday. I will be attending the L.A. game and will offer updates shortly thereafter.

Mark Rycroft had several scoring chances but couldnt finish. Injured, Jose Theodore, Brad Richardson, and Cody McCormick can be seen behind the glass in this shot.
Goaltender Tyler Weiman, shuts down one of Hensick's many scoring attempts.

Ian Laperriere threads a puck by the glove of goaltender Michael Wall.

T.J. Hensick leads the rush out of the defensive zone.

Defensemen Jeff Finger and Scott Hannan prevent crafty Tyler Arnason from getting a shot on the net.

Michael Wall stops defenseman Johnny Boychuk on a shorthanded breakaway.

Your 2007-2008 #1 scoring line- Joe Sakic, Andrew Brunette, and Ryan Smyth.
GO AVS!!!!

Friday, September 14, 2007

9/14/07 Avalanche training camp day 1

Got up early to go see this. The shots were pretty good but noisy ass hell at 1600 ISO. Regardless, Im stoked for Avalanche hockey and you all should be as well. GO AVS!!!
Marek Svatos

Ryan Smyth and Joe Sakic

Paul Stastny and Kurt Saur

Peter Budaj makes a save


And again....

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Avalanche training camp tommorow!!!

I will be shooting the Colorado Avalanche training camp tommorow at 9:00 am. I dont know If I will be allowed to shoot next to the glass. If I do manage to get next to the glass, expect some great shots of your 07-08 Colorado Avalanche.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Random Waterfall Gellery (HDR)

I figured since I havent posted in awhile, I would add some shots. This is also to take my mind off the fact that I cant chase tommorow while there are tornadoes going down in Nebraska. I will be keeping my eyes on a possible storm chase early next week.

This is on Old Fall River road in Rocky Mountain National Park. RMNP


Mt. Evans, below Echo Lake

Somewhere east of Breckenridge

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

8/14 Kinda crappy lightning

Storm just north of Castle Rock. I was soo happy just shooting away getting all kinds of crazy lightning shots. I checked the lcd screen to see if the shots were in focus and they appeared to be. I got home and cursed the gods when I saw that only 2 out of 85 shots were in focus. Even these shots are kinda soft and have been only slightly cropped so they dont look bad. I need to get that 40D with the 3 inch lcd display.

8/23 Chase pix

We intercepted a supercell near the Pawnee Butte Grasslands on the Wyoming border. The storm was at its strongest as we were approaching from the east. It displayed several wall clouds before it began to die as we closed in. A fantastic sunset spoiled us and I attempted to make use of assorted objects to render the shots slightly more interesting. These are all HDR and assembled using the Photomatix software. The first shot is over done, I know, but the others are pretty close to what I experianced.

Some old farming equipment made for an interesting shot.
Farming equipment and a dying meso.

Wallcloud in the distance.

Sunset at Two Butte Pasture.