Cool as Ice

I got the chance to photograph some hockey this week up in Everett as the Silvertips hosted the Portland Winterhawks. I was a little rusty shooting sports after not shooting an event since the Seahawks in December, but it was definitely fun, the speed and the rush of shooting right on the ice between is such a cool experience. Thanks so much to Chris Mast, the team photographer for the Silvertips for the opportunity.

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2013 Favorites

It’s that time of year that I get to take a step back and think about all of the great opportunities that had over the past year to see so many great events and try to capture them as best I could. I also get to think about all of the great new people that I got to meet this year. Here are a few of my favorite captures from 2013, I hope you enjoy them. Have a great holiday season and I’m looking forward to 2014!!

Russell Wilson eludes the rush from Brian Robinson.
Russell Wilson eludes the rush from Brian Robinson.
Percy Harvin juggles but hauls in his first catch as a Seahawk.
Percy Harvin juggles but hauls in his first catch as a Seahawk.
A frustrated Adrian Peterson on the Vikings sideline.
A frustrated Adrian Peterson on the Vikings sideline.
Colorado's WR Paul Richardson hauls in this 53 yard pass for the Buffs only TD. When a team only has one highlight, it's a good thing to capture it.
Colorado’s WR Paul Richardson hauls in this 53 yard pass for the Buffs only TD. When a team only has one highlight, it’s a good thing to capture it.
Bishop Sankey hurdles a Cal Defender.
Bishop Sankey hurdles a Cal Defender.
Arik Armstead gets a hand up to block this pass attempt.
Arik Armstead gets a hand up to block this pass attempt.
Vince Mayle fumbles the ball just before the endzone and was recovered by the Ducks.
Vince Mayle fumbles the ball just before the endzone and was recovered by the Ducks.
Mariota relaxes after being pulled in the 4th quarter.
Mariota relaxes after being pulled in the 4th quarter.
Richard Sherman surveys the field.
Richard Sherman surveys the field.
Russell Wilson's speed gets him away from this Titans defender.
Russell Wilson’s speed gets him away from this Titans defender.
Marshawn Lynch lunges for the end zone but is just short and down at the one yard line.
Marshawn Lynch lunges for the end zone but is just short and down at the one yard line.
Bishop Sankey
Bishop Sankey
Keith Price gets good protection to find a target.
Keith Price gets good protection to find a target.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins skies for a touchdown grab.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins skies for a touchdown grab.
Jessie Callier and Deontae Cooper celebrate after a special teams safety.
Jessie Callier and Deontae Cooper celebrate after a special teams safety.
Kasen Williams sheds the Arizona punter for more yardage.
Kasen Williams sheds the Arizona punter for more yardage.
During the worst part of the storm, Keith Price rolls out looking for a receiver.
During the worst part of the storm, Keith Price rolls out looking for a receiver.
Halliday gets roughed up on this play. He would return for one more play before leaving the game due to injury.
Halliday gets roughed up on this play. He would return for one more play before leaving the game due to injury.
Keith Price leads his team out on the field
Keith Price leads his team out on the field
Austin Seferian-Jenkins heads for the end zone after a catch but is brought down on the one.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins heads for the end zone after a catch but is brought down on the one.
Kasen Williams sits down a defender with a stiff arm after a catch.
Kasen Williams sits down a defender with a stiff arm after a catch.
Andrew Hudson flies to try and catch Cam Richmond.
Andrew Hudson flies to try and catch Cam Richmond.
ISU's Cam Richmond Goes up high to grab this pass.
ISU’s Cam Richmond Goes up high to grab this pass.
Coach Carroll chats with Russell Wilson during pre game stretching.
Coach Carroll chats with Russell Wilson during pre game stretching.
Sidney Rice lets out a scream during introductions.
Sidney Rice lets out a scream during introductions.
Collin Kaepernick didn't know which way was up on several occasions during the game.
Collin Kaepernick didn’t know which way was up on several occasions during the game.
Richard Sherman points to my camera.
Richard Sherman points to my camera.
Marshawn Lynch points to the crowd after one of his touchdowns on the night.
Marshawn Lynch points to the crowd after one of his touchdowns on the night.
The Ducks storm the field.
The Ducks storm the field.
Oregon QB Marcus Mariota leaps to avoid the LaDarrell McNeil.
Oregon QB Marcus Mariota leaps to avoid the LaDarrell McNeil.
Daryle Hawkins hauls in a 45 yard TD pass with no defense in site.
Daryle Hawkins hauls in a 45 yard TD pass with no defense in site.
Byron Marshall celebrates with teammates after the score.
Byron Marshall celebrates with teammates after the score.
Richard Mullaney goes up high to haul in a touchdown pass.
Richard Mullaney goes up high to haul in a touchdown pass.
Hawaii Head Coach Norm Chow cringes over a call.
Hawaii Head Coach Norm Chow cringes over a call.
Cooks looking for a hole in the Warrior Defense.
Cooks looking for a hole in the Warrior Defense.
An Oregon State cheerleader gets some major air during a break in the game.
An Oregon State cheerleader gets some major air during a break in the game.
Jaydon Mickens tip toes the sideline for yards after the catch.
Jaydon Mickens tip toes the sideline for yards after the catch.
BSU’s Jay Ajayi leaps over Washington defenders for a gain.
BSU’s Jay Ajayi leaps over Washington defenders for a gain.
Dwayne Washington leaps into the endzone near the end of the game to seal the victory.
Dwayne Washington leaps into the endzone near the end of the game to seal the victory.
Everett Silvertips Hockey
Everett Silvertips Hockey
Victoria Royals Bench
Victoria Royals Bench
Everett Silvertips Hockey
Everett Silvertips Hockey

Old Time Hockey!

I got to hit the ice last night and shoot my first hockey game. I love the game and watch it all the time but photographing it was a whole new experience. When you are at ice level right between the benches it’s a whole new game! You are right in the middle of all the shift changes and you need to keep your head on a swivel to make sure you don’t get a puck or a stick upside the head. the action is fast and furious and it took me a little bit to get the pace of it. I had a blast shooting it and managed to get a few decent shots. The Silvertips lost to the Victoria Royals 4-3 in overtime, but managed to clinch the 8th spot for the playoffs. Enjoy!