Streetsville Christmas Classic – Image of the Week


The Tournament – Streetsville Christmas Classic

The Streetsville Christmas Classic Tournament was held from Boxing Day to December 28th in Streetsville, Mississauga, ON. The tournament consisted of Minor Midget, Midget, Minor Bantam and Bantam teams from all over Mississauga, Orangeville, Burlington and Vaughan. The tournament was organized and directed by John Culleton and, with the help of many staff and volunteers, was complete success.

The Image

Here is the Christmas Classic Image of the Week. Even though we captured over 4,300 images most of my favourite ones from the tournament had a player from the Vaughan Rangers in it. This one was chosen because of how I decided to set the focus. Most often I’m trying to capture images of the goalie because, in my opinion, they are the most arduous images to get. But this time I switched it up a little and chose to focus on the player with the breakaway and I think the depth of field makes it a really dynamic image.

The Settings

I have a hard time getting a consistent exposure in this arena. The lights flicker and have varying levels of intensity. Throughout the games, I would switch my shutter speed from 1/1000 to 1/1250 to 1/1600, depending where on the ice surface I was aiming. This image was shot at f2.8, 1/1250, and ISO 6400.

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Here is a look at a few more photographs that were considered for Image of the Week:


About Julie Whelan

Julie Whelan, professional photographer of over fifteen years, has had the opportunity to shoot all over the globe--from capturing portraits in Vanuatu to shooting off rooftops in Maui to photographing products in Calgary. She now finds herself in Ontario photographing outdoor adventures and the active lifestyles of athletic individuals and athletes in competition & training. Julie has also worked with professional athletes such as Don Cherry, Darryl Sittler, and Roberto Alomar. When not behind the lens, Julie likes to unwind with a good book or spending time in the garden.

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