Sarnia Christmas Tournament – Image of the Week


The Tournament – Sarnia Christmas Tournament

The Sarnia Christmas Tournament was held at the Clearwater arena in Sarnia, ON. The tournament was host to twenty-one teams from the Tyke, Atom, and Bantam House League divisions. A special thanks to John Ritchie, the tournament director, for keeping everything running smoothly and on time.

The Image

Here is the Sarnia Christmas Tournament Image of the Week. There was way too many adorable images from the Tyke games to choose from, not to mention having 5,521 images to comb through from the entire tournament. It made it hard to choose. But I remember loving this image from the moment I took it. The little girl in the foreground spent most of her ice time waving to her cheering, adoring fans in the stands. I love this image because it captures how much fun the game can be for parents, grandparents and extended family, as well as the children playing.

The Settings

This two pad arena was built in 1960, and I’m sure the lights have been replaced since then, but I had a similar situation here as I did in Streetsville. The intensity changed from light to light and a couple were even out. To compensate for this, I would change my shutter speed depending on where I was aiming the camera. This image was shot at f2.8, 1/1250, and ISO 5000.

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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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