Curling is very popular in English Canada but not so much in Quebec. In 2014, the women canadian championship (Scotties Tournament of Hearts) was held at the Maurice-Richard Arena in Montreal. This was the occasion to buy some tickets and watch in action the best women curlers of Canada (and probably in the world). I was there on the opening week-end.
I also jumped on the occasion to take some photos. It was my first that I was taking photos at a sporting event and also my first time with my 70-300 mm lens. I was very green, I had no idea about the shutter speed to use but luckily for me, curling is a slow sport and the event was televised so the lighting conditions in the arena were great. This was definitely a learning experience for me with some mixed results.
The unfortunate thing about taking photos at a sporting event, when you are taking photos, you miss all the action that is not in the camera visor, which means a lot. I missed some of the best shots of the week-end just because I had my eye somewhere.
So, what’s next?
Kristin McDonald from Team Carey (Manitoba) and soon-to-be-mom at the time sliding with style
Rocking the sponsor
No one was brushing as hard as Joanne Courtney from Team Sweeting (Alberta)
A classic at curling “Hard, Hard”
2013 and 2014 Team Canada skip, Rachel Homan and 2014 World Champion silver medalist