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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Round Two: Wiseman Region 6 v 5

6 - Dimples knows how to make friends, too,
just without going to the box

5 - Irms defying gravity

All photos by Fred Trask

Vote below for the best photo (and remember, we're trying to find the best photo... not just your favorite player):


artandhockey said...

The swoop is IT. I love Dimples and voted for that earlier.. but the compostion of the swoop - my kinda 'fly me to the Moon' feeling.

Ms. Conduct said...

Yep. I hate to not vote for Dimples because that photo speaks to my cranky goalie heart a little more, but I had to go Irms, too.

MotleySu said...

I was trying to decide which bird of prey Irms reminds me of. At first, I thought eagle.. but I think he's more like a HAWK.

artandhockey said...

It's a good feeling that the "Swoop" will be repeated this season. The fans welcome you back, Irms.

Chris Jerina said...

The Dimples shot won it for me for one reason... the arm of the Moose player in the Irmen photo. If that wasn't there, it would be a brilliant composition, but it is and takes away from the shot.

(Though I'm sure Fred will agree, there's not much you can do in getting players to move for you to get the perfect shot of someone!)

Ms. Conduct said...

I kinda feel that way, Chris, but I also kinda like that it gives it context. There are some other great ones by Fred that are well composed, just the player, stick, etc. flying up the ice. The Beaudoin one was a great example. But without the context of an opponent somewhere in it, I dunno, I just think it has more impact with the "enemy" in view.

But technically speaking, I certainly see your point.

artandhockey said...

I don't know, Chris.. the 'LEG' gives it emphasis..because it is parallel to, thus reinforcing, the Swoop.