Saturday, December 3, 2011

Images and Words week 135: Action!

Greetings from Amy and welcome to week 135 of Images and Words! My theme this week is "Action!" Here is my entry:

One advantage of living in a small town with minor league sports teams is it's easy to get REALLY good seats!  I took this photo at the home opener for the Idaho Steelheads, our seats were in the third row!  Even so, this photo was more difficult to shoot than you might think because the lighting wasn't very bright so I had to underexpose slightly to get any sort of reasonable shutter speed, plus I had to be aware of the stanchions holding up the protective glass (plastic). I was thrilled when it all came together for this one photo of Aaron Lewadniuk a moment before he shot his first goal as an Idaho Steelhead. Unfortunately, the Steelies lost the game 3-2 but sometimes it's a thrill seeing young talent that could (should) make it to the NHL, and I'll be able to say I got a good photo of him from way back when.

If you're interested here's the highlight reel from the game, I took this photo at about the 1:45 mark right before he passed the puck to Kael Mouillerat who passed it back for him to shoot the goal. This moment was described by the Steelhead's website and by the local paper as a "pretty give and go", and it was indeed "pretty"!  Coming down the ice you could just feel that they were going to score the goal. For some reason it won't let me embed the video, even though embedding is allowed, so here's the link if you want to watch it. I'll try to embed it in my first comment.

Also, he can fight too! Here's a video of him at the end of last season, his rookie season, when he was with the Ontario Reign. In the video he's wearing dark blue, number 20. I'm impressed with the way the he protected his face while the other guy  punched at him but couldn't land any blows, then at the right moment Lewadniuk turned the tables and got the other guy down to the ice. I'm having difficulty posting the You Tube video as well. Ugh! I've done this lots of times! I'll try to put the video in my first comment as well.

Despite my technical difficulties with the videos, I hope you like my photo and I hope you will enjoy the theme!

The Rules:

Each week we will post an original photo with words on it. The idea behind this group is to expand our minds through our photography.

Photos must be your own, but the words can be someone else's as long as credit is given after the words. 

Your post can either be serious, or if you'd like comical, but never obscene .

Posts can either have one word on them,quotes, or full poems ... Your choice.

All posts are to be done on your own site in a blog form with a link back to it being left here. 

New topics will be posted on Sundays.

Posts can be made through Saturday.

One post per person only please.


  1. Nope, won't let me embed. This is frustrating!

  2. So I gather you're after any kind of action shots Amy? Well done with that one.

  3. Really cool picture! Hockey is actually one of the only sports that I will sit down and watch on occasion. My little munchkin LOVES to watch it though!

  4. I'll be back later with something.

  5. that's a neat shot

    not exactly sure what kind of action you are looking for, my is slow moving:

  6. Thanks everyone for your comments! I'm glad you like my shot :-)

    What kind of action photos am I looking for? Any kind :-). Fast action, slow action, stopped action, blurred motion, anything.

  7. btw amy love the way you captured him stopping the puck b4 he shoots it! makes one more fully appreciate the athleticism needed to play the game!

  8. Fun , Fun, Fun Theme Amy, But, I have had a terrible time getting
    the URL to embed......Been trying all day and Finally did it~!!
    Ohhhhhh , Makes me so frustrated when it does that~!!.
    I was ready to throw in the towel and call it a day~!!
    But, Here it is~!!

    Your "Action " Image is Great Amy~!!!


  9. Wow! Amy, what a fantastic action shot! I can see and feel that sharp movement.