OTTAWA — As a professional photographer, you control so much less than what's comfortable to acknowledge.
When at the ice level, the action can be away from you for an entire game. Or, maybe Sidney Crosby scores the greatest goal he's ever orchestrated, and a random defenseman is between you and the play.
When shooting from above, there are fewer obstacles, but the puck seems to hide just as frequently. In Ottawa, there's actually an extra layer of obstacles, as you see above, because standing fans really obstruct the view from the upper photography positions.
Last night, though, I got lucky, and only 'lost' the puck on the first goal. Let's take a look back: