It’s been a busy, cold, but exciting week shooting hockey at Fenway Park during Frozen Fenway 2014. We’ve had lots of games to cover, which has given us the opportunity to get a good variety of images.
Over the course of the week, I’ve tried to find lots of different looks, not just on game action, but also on those quieter moments before and after the game. I think it’s important to remember that as huge as some of them are, these are just college kids. The chance to play the game they love outdoors in Fenway Park is something very special, and I tried to convey that emotion when possible. During the game, I kept mobile, shooting some periods from down low, some from behind the glass, and some from up high.
I mentioned in my last post that hockey isn’t something I grew up around, but after these several weeks I feel very comfortable shooting the sport. This was a good introduction, and I hope I can have the opportunity to do more with it in the future.
It was also neat to shoot a skate-around with one of the all-time hockey greats, Bobby Orr! I threw a few of those pictures in there as well for the Bruins fans out there.
We haven’t had enough excitement at Fenway Park over the past several months, so why not throw in some hockey on top of it all?
This weekend kicked off Frozen Fenway 2014, which features high school and college hockey games, a Monster Sled tubing course, and opportunities for fans to skate out on the rink.
On Saturday, the stadium was the backdrop to two big games: Providence College vs. Merrimack College and Boston College vs. the University of Notre Dame. It was a nice change of pace and scenery, and I was excited to shoot something different around here.
I quickly realized that I’ve somehow made it this long having never shot hockey, so it was refreshing to shoot a new sport, and the hours of shooting all weekend served as some good practice. Hockey is something of a way of life up here, certainly more so than where I grew up in Baltimore. It’s all so foreign to me, but it’s definitely fun to be around.
These are my highlights from those two games. The first ended in a 1-1 tie, and Boston College was able to scrape out a victory in the second game.
I shot the third period of the BC-Notre Dame game perched in the middle of both team benches, with no glass between myself and the rink. It’s an amazing spot that’s right on top of the action, but overall, I’m just happy to walk away from those 20 minutes without a high stick or puck to the face.