Erie Hockey

I had a chance to snap a few images recently at the Otter’s home opener. The ice fools the exposure meter, much like shooting on snow.

I set a good white balance for the lights, but found that I needed to overexpose quite a bit to get the ice looking white. I had my 70-200mm f/2.8 at around f/3.5 and ISO1000 on my Canon 50D.

These shots are pushed even farther in post processing to restore the ice’s brightness.

I doubt I’ll make a living at hockey photography, but if I do more, I’ll know to tweak the exposure compensation even more!

The game was exciting – going into OT for the eventual loss to London.