The beaver, maple syrup and hockey are three symbolic references that shout Canada to Canadians and not necessarily in that order. Hockey almost always comes first. There is the Hockey Canada Network. There is the National Hockey League with a website where up to 40 games are shown live each week. There are shirts, mugs and I am sure even pajamas you can get to support your favourite team. Hockey fans have no particular age or gender. From the very young to the very old, Canadians, at the very least indulge the most enthusiastic fans even if they don’t follow the game themselves. I am in this category – the indulging category. Though I admit to watching the men’s Olympic gold game last year, I know nothing about the stats or the personal lives of the players. It was the last game I had seen until last weekend when I took my camera to a game in Port Moody to try my hand at capturing one young eight year old defenseman in action.
It is not an easy task to get a clear image of a moving player from behind banged up glass.
Even on sports setting, there are a lot of challenges with support bars always where I would rather they were not.
But it was fun and a completely new subject matter and setting to figure out.
Sprout question: When was the last time you took your creativity outside its comfort zone?
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From Mayne Island, British Columbia, Canada
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