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Classic – Pics Are Coming…

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I took a lot of photos in Pittsburgh this Winter Classic weekend in Pittsburgh. Churning through them now and they’ll be posted when they’re posted…hopefully a decent sized batch late tonight, probably another tomorrow night, and an odd image here and there over the next few weeks.

Just totally blown away and still recovering from everything.  What an amazing experience at every level!

Capitals Take the Devils 7-2 in Their 2010-11 Home Opener

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WASHINGTON, DC – October 9, 2010:  Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin (#8) attempts to get a shot off on New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur (#30) after drawing a penalty during their NHL ice hockey game at Verizon Center. Ovechkin missed this attempt but score on his ensuing penalty shot.

The Washington Capitals beat the New Jersey Devils 7-2 in their fight filled 2010-11 season home opener at Verizon Center last night. There is a lot to talk about from this game and you’ll find it on all the regular blogs like Japers Rink, Russian Machine Never Breaks, On Frozen Blog, and on and on…how many Caps blogs are there these days?  I sure can’t keep up.

There is one thing they won’t talk about, but I’ll just point it out.  WTF?! is with the guy standing in the front row and blocking the views of everyone behind him?  And not content to just block with his torso, he has to throw his hands out to the side and hold them to make sure no one else can see anything.  You can see at least five people suffering from CSS syndrome and straining to try to fix that. I mean, I understand that you spent a monthly car payment on that front row seat.  And you’re excitable. And just can’t contain yourself being so close to Ovie when he might score. You know what? He’s not going to score with you, so sit down and let everyone else see. I hope you got your money’s worth.  Blocking everyone else? That’s just a well played bonus, I guess.

Some of the photos I took are on Flickr and more will probably be added later.  I took too many. Again.

Caps Fans Cheer From the Cheap Seats

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Fans cheer from the cheap seats in the third period of an NHL ice hockey game at Verizon Center between the Washington Capitals and New Jersey Devils.

The Washington Capitals play their first home game of the 2010-11 season against the New Jersey Devils tonight at Verizon Center after a disappointing 4-2 loss to the Atlanta Thrashers last night in Atlanta.

The last time the Devils played in Washington, The Capitals won 4-1, with their goals coming from Alex Ovechkin, Matt Bradley, Nicklas Backstrom, and Mike Green.  Michal Neuvirth was the winning goaltender, and Martin Brodeur the loser.  The same goalies are scheduled to start tonight.

Rock the Red at Verizon Center

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To kick off the latest incarnation of, 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.

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