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Boxing Canada Games 2011

February 25th, 2011 / 11:31pm

Interesting day. Finally got to shoot two new sports that i have never shot.

Boxing and Synchro swimming. Synchro swimming is very different, trying to get those clean backgrounds that i have learned from the experience photographers are a bit rough to get. But from high up its easy. I took the harder approach of sitting pool level and trying it.
We went to the 7:00PM Boxing games at the Forum boxing arena in Halifax Nova Scotia. It was hard to shoot since we couldn’t sit at the level of the mat. So we went to the fan seating above. But thinking back maybe should have left my 70-200 and 24-70 against the mat and look up to get the clean background… oh well.
Here was the Forum Boxing Arena:

Here what we have for photos and a video

Saskatchewan for third, British Columbia for second and Prince Edward Island (PEI) for first

Nova Scotia in the Blue!

And our video of the Boxing of Nova Scotia fight for gold!

HalfPipe! Day 9, Canada Games 2011

February 24th, 2011 / 11:14pm

I really don’t know how to describe it… Amazing? Daring? Adrenaline rush? Let try a 5 second clip to describe it better: (here is Jeremy Page in the qualifier)

We were at Martok today for Snowboarding halfpipe. To say that i ever shot anything like this before… Well i haven’t. It was rough at first, however i think i got the hang of it. I think this was the funniest event to shoot. Fast pace, amazing jumps = amazing shots.

Plus not to mention the crowds that were there… Large in number and it added to the tricks. Hear the big “ou and aww”.
Anyways, we had NS gain 2 more silvers medals for the two dvision, men and woman. And having Ontario at the top. Jeremy Page and Dallas Rourke gained their silver.

Canada Games Feb 21st day 6th!

February 21st, 2011 / 11:13pm

One sport i have to say that is odd to photograph has to be Ping Pong… err.

should i say Table Tennis. Just so you know. Ping Pong is what people do in their basement for fun with friends that can barely play. Table Tennis is the real deal. Fast pace and as the movie would be titled “Balls of Fury.” It quite something to see.

While i didn’t get the shot i wanted of the crosseye player and the ball just right at his face i did get a few.
After Table Tennis we went to curling. Men’s curling this time! However it was a bit more busier with all 4 lanes going and 3 teams from the atlantic (NS, PEI and NB) However it wasn’t the same mood as it was when during woman’s curling maybe because it wasn’t a gold metal game. Really i’m not quite sure. But there were some good win’s with New Brunswick beating Saskatchewan 6-2 and then Nova Scotia team beating their close neighbor PEI with the same score of 6-2.
And as always check the Gallery section on my site to see all 20 or so shots.


Nova Scotia Table Tennis player at Canada Games Halifax returning the ball.

PEI Table Tennis player returning the ball.

Female Table Tennis player of Team Nova Scotia serves for a point!

New Brunswick Men's team throwing the rock!

Sweeping hard to get the stone in the house! Go New Brunswick

Nova Scotia throwing the last stone of the round for Men's Curling

Canada Games Day 5 Feb 20th

February 21st, 2011 / 7:15pm

The day we went to the metro center for Canada Games in halifax. Well we are finally over the hump and on to the second week of games. With woman hockey starting us off on the schedule we got to watch team New Brunswick woman hockey vs team Manitoba. NB was coached by my uncle Peter Murphy (coach of STU woman hockey). The game was certainly a feirce one in the first period with NB scoring the first goal however followed up my Manitoba scoring to tie it up. The game quickly went to Manitoba after 2nd then 3rd then 4th goal was scored. Faster and inner fire for manitoba gave them the win.
The ending score of the first game of the woman’s hockey division 6-2 for Manitoba.

A few shot to follow:

First Goal celebration for NB

Manitoba trying to squeze another goal in on New Brunswick

Manitoba Last goal of the game!

Manitoba celebrating their win!

Canada Games Feb 19th Concert Night!

February 20th, 2011 / 11:31pm

Great Big SEA!!!
Only event all day and it was a good one… With Atlantic Lottery giving out over 2000 pairs of light up glasses it was a sea of blinking lights.
However Great Big Sea was the show to see of the Canada Games 2011 in halifax.
They got well over 3000 people there if not more. Argyle and Barrington was full of people. Cold, Mud and close spaces couldn’t stop people from enjoying the night!

Enjoy a few photos:

Opening Act!

The sea of fans and glowing glasses. Check out the video on the Atlantic Lottery Fan Page!

Canada Games Day 3 Feb 18th

February 19th, 2011 / 3:33pm

This was a Busy day. Up and in the car headed Martok at 8:30. Not a far drive compared to Wentworth, we got there around 9:30 and ran down to the Biathlon. I think at one point people have either heard or seen a photo of this sport. Where the skiers do crosscountry (7.5KM each skier and a team of 3 so 22.5km) and then get to a target range and have to pick off their targets. If they miss they have to do a small extra little circle lap.
We were there for the Gold metal round. Domination here was the thing for Alberta and Quebec with almost a lap ahead of everyone else. PEI had 5th if memory serves me right.
NB biathlon athlete making his shots at Martok of Canada Games 2011

Tagging off teamates to continue the race

Skier doing a final lap for the biathlon.

Alberta Taking in 1st place at the Biathlon for Canada Games 2011

From here we went to Curling… I have never shot this sport, although played it when i was younger. It’s great to understand what they are trying to do to get their points. The game was Nova Scotia vs Ontario for woman’s gold and silver metal game. However Ontario cleared the win with 6 to 2 finish at Mayflower Curling Club

Ontario clearing in the last rock!

HURRY HURRY HARD! Wasn't enough to get the point for Nova Scotia

The Screaming fans and players of Ontario woman teams cheering after obtaining the Gold Medal at Canada Games

We then moved to our final event of Men’s Hockey Game for the Gold and Silver metal. Quebec vs BC. AMAZING GAME. If you weren’t there since it was sold out, i hope you watched it on TV. With 2 goals scored in under 5min and fierce hits, made for a great game. We got to the 3rd period of 4-2 for BC. With less than 12 minutes left Qc scored a goal and right away another one. With less than 6 minutes less or so and the scored tied the BC team showed they weren’t done. Coming back with 3 goals to make it 7-4 for the final score

3rd Goal scored by Quebec at the Metro Center at the Canada Games

Quebec trying to squeeze in their 4th and final goal of the game

BC Scoring their 6 goal and hammering in the nails into Quebec Coffin for Gold.

GOLDD For Bristish Columbia at the Men's Hockey Canada Games 2011

If you’d like to see more shot:

Canada Games Feb 17th

February 17th, 2011 / 10:56pm

So we got to our second day. This day was certainly a lot more relax. We went to Wentworth Skii Hill to get some photos of Freestyle Skiing. If you haven’t watched it before you really should find a Youtube video of it. Really neat to see the players take the small humps then hit a jump and repeat again to make their biggest trick.

Now for a shooter like myself that has never shot this… Well it was a journey haha. I went there with Sneaker and well that was a struggle going up the hill. From there it got more challenging simply because i didn’t know the good angles to get photos. We started at the top and hope our way down til finding out that the bottom and the second ledge where the jumps were, were the best spots. Feet numb we starting shooting.
We stayed there from 10am til 3pm.
Here’s a set of them:

Quebec Skier just before hitting the second jump

Quebec Skier at Canada games hitting the second jump

Quebec Hitting the big Jump!

Our Metalist Quebec with Gold and Silver and Alberta with Bronze for Skiing

On to the Live Show of Matt Mays:
3 songs to get the shots we wanted and one being acoustic…

Matt Mays in his second song

Guitarist of Matt Mays Canada games shows

Canada Games! Feb 16th

February 16th, 2011 / 10:51pm

Well finally my first day, but day 5 for games. I’m a bit sad about missing the games so far. But we will make up for it. This is my first blog post. I’ll do my best to keep this update every night.
So today we shots a few sports, Short and Long track Speed skating. One at the Oval. Which is simply beautiful. Sad that this was the only day i will shot at it, since all the long speed skating is over now.
Besides that we also shot Target shooting. The concentration the girls needed here was certainly seen.
We ended the day with Men’s hockey, however i was having some issue getting shots. I’ll have to revisit it again with the Woman’s hockey on Sunday.

Here’s a SMALL Gallery of the day

What we all have to recognize is that the games couldn’t be done without the help of the volunteers.

Pure concentration with shooting

And makes the shot!

On the night fun! At Celebration at the Square just down by the Metro Center the bands were there in force. With Hey Rosetta! performance it was certainly a great shot and the fan were out!

The Fans!

Hey Rosetta!