To kick off the latest incarnation of clydeorama.com, I thought I’d go with one of my favorite photos. flickr says that it’s the most “interesting” image I have posted over there, so why not. In a little over a year it’s been viewed 3,639 times and been favorited 32 times…both numbers still slowly increasing.
This photo was taken before the second game of the Washington Capitals- Pittsburgh Penguins playoff series in May 2009, which was the second series for the Capitals. The arena had not been lit quite like this during their first series against the New York Rangers, and I was not expecting something so spectacular before game one against the Penguins, but there it was…and I had a super telephoto lens on the camera. I brought a Sigma 10-20mm and a clear idea of the image I wanted to game two and hoped that 1) they were going to do it again and 2) the lighting would stay consistent enough while taking the 36 source images. I got lucky on both counts. I even got lucky in being able to wait out the Nikon D200’s buffer when I filled it up part way through in a way that doesn’t show up in the final image.