Cobourg Silver Stick – Image of the Week

The Tournament – Cobourg Silver Stick

The Cobourg Silver Stick was held at the Cobourg Community Centre in Cobourg, ON. This is a beautiful facility that’s host to so many programs aside from hockey, such as a walking track, fitness classes, and yoga. The arena holds two pads: the 2000 seat Bowl rink and the 400 seat Pond rink. We had the extreme pleasure of working with Peter Lorenz, the most easygoing tournament director we know. Even a broken down Zamboni doesn’t faze him. The 34 team tournament ran smoothly all weekend thanks to his positive attitude.

The Image

Here is the Cobourg Silver Stick Image of the Week. This was another tough choice as we had 7464 images to choose from. This picture makes me smile. It looks like this Novice player from the Rideau St. Lawrence Kings is in the NHL. But the part that really gets me is his tongue sticking out! It takes a lot of concentration to pull off what this little guy can, not to mention looking like a pro while doing it.

The Settings

This is one of the brightest rinks in which we photograph. I love this arena for it’s lighting. It’s not very often I can get my ISO down to 4000 if I want the shutter speed to be set anywhere over 1/1000, but this rink allows for more play in terms of settings than other rinks. This image was shot at f2.8, 1/1250 and ISO 4000.


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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