Number 19. A shot from my first attempt to photograph ice hockey, on this occasion Milton Keynes Lightning v Peterborough Phantoms. Ice hockey is fast and somewhat unpredictable, not normal conditions for me! The light level was relatively low – although perfectly good for the spectators – meaning that I had to use ISO3200 which I regard as absolute maximum on the D800, yet still had a shutter speed lower than the 1/2000th I would have preferred. But it was a great evening and I came away with some usable images, most of which I would describe as arty rather than sporty.
Technical: NIKON D800, f=300.0 mm, ISO3200, 1/1250 sec @ f4.0
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