Showing posts with label Photography. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Photography. Show all posts

Friday, March 22, 2019

Things I Learned Watching for the First Time Ice Hockey Game (Muskegon, Michigan Lumberjacks Team)


First Time Watching Ice Hockey Game- Teacher Wanderer

I was never into any kind of sports before coming here in the U.S. I remember that one time, I was forced to join a volleyball team when I was still teaching in Indonesia just to complete the number required so our school could participate. Our team was hailed as the champion but I could hardly claim any credit since I did not contribute any score. Coming here in the US influenced my interest in sports. After getting into football, I finally had the chance to watch for the very first time an ice hockey game courtesy of our friend in the church, John, who gave us free tickets. He even gave me an original puck that the players used!

Ice hockey is played on a hockey rink. During normal play, there are six players per side on the ice at any time, one of them being the goaltender, each of whom is on ice skates. The objective of the game is to score goals by shooting a hard vulcanized rubber disc, the puck, into the opponent's goal net, which is placed at the opposite end of the rink. The players use their sticks to pass or shoot the puck.
Ice hockey is played on a hockey rink. During normal play, there are six players per side on the ice at any time, one of them being the goaltender, each of whom is on ice skates. The objective of the game is to score goals by shooting a hard vulcanized rubber disc, the puck, into the opponent's goal net, which is placed at the opposite end of the rink. The players use their sticks to pass or shoot the puck.
It was an amazing experience because we sat right on the first row where we had a better feel of all the actions in the rink. Two words describe it- fast-paced and physical! The rink is surrounded by thick glass (bullet proof, I think), and net. Players slammed each other on the glass and they come flying by. Although our team lost, it was still an amazing experience.    
Here are the photos that would give you a glimpse of the action-packed night.


First Time Watching Ice Hockey Game- Teacher Wanderer

First Time Watching Ice Hockey Game- Teacher Wanderer

First Time Watching Ice Hockey Game- Teacher Wanderer

First Time Watching Ice Hockey Game- Teacher Wanderer
Ice hockeygame between two teams, each usually having six players, who wear skates and compete on an ice rink. The object is to propel a vulcanized rubber disk, the puck, past a goal line and into a net guarded by a goaltender, or goalie. 

First Time Watching Ice Hockey Game- Teacher Wanderer
Players are also prohibited from kicking the puck into the opponent's goal, though unintentional redirections off the skate are permitted. Players may not intentionally bat the puck into the net with their hands.

First Time Watching Ice Hockey Game- Teacher Wanderer

First Time Watching Ice Hockey Game- Teacher Wanderer

First Time Watching Ice Hockey Game- Teacher Wanderer
The hockey stick consists of a long, relatively wide, and slightly curved flat blade, attached to a shaft. 

First Time Watching Ice Hockey Game- Teacher Wanderer

First Time Watching Ice Hockey Game- Teacher Wanderer
Ice hockey is a full contact sport and carries a high risk of injury. Players are moving at speeds around approximately 20–30 mph (30–50 km/h) and quite a bit of the game revolves around the physical contact between the players. 

First Time Watching Ice Hockey Game- Teacher Wanderer
Within certain restrictions, players may redirect the puck with any part of their body. Players may not hold the puck in their hand and are prohibited from using their hands to pass the puck to their teammates unless they are in the defensive zone. 

First Time Watching Ice Hockey Game- Teacher Wanderer

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Friday, October 26, 2018

Beautiful Autumn in Michigan

"Autumn... the year's last, loveliest smile." - William Cullen Bryant  
Autumn allows us to enjoy a day through a kaleidoscope of quaint foliage. The sceneries are adorned with vibrant yellows, red and auburn leaves. Michigan is one of the states that you should travel during this season. With miles and miles of picturesque vistas, Michigan was declared by Nikon, the camera company, as the best state to take pictures of Fall colors.

This photo essay enriched with quotes will give you a glimpse of the beauty of Michigan during Autumn.


"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers."
- L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables 
“Two sounds of autumn are unmistakable…the hurrying rustle of crisp leaves blown along the street…by a gusty wind, and the gabble of a flock of migrating geese.” -Hal Borland-
“And the sun took a step back, the leaves lulled themselves to sleep and autumn was awakened.” -Raquel Franco-  

"I can smell autumn dancing in the breeze. The sweet chill of pumpkin, and crisp sunburnt leaves." -Ann Drake-  

"Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all." - Stanley Horowitz  
"How beautiful the leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.” -John Burroughs-   

“I hope I can be the autumn leaf, who looked at the sky and lived. And when it was time to leave, gracefully it knew life was a gift.” 

“The heart of autumn must have broken here, and poured its treasure upon the leaves.”-Charlotte Bates- 

"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower."
- Albert Camus 

"Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns."
- George Eliot 

“If a year was tucked inside of a clock, then autumn would be the magic hour." Victoria Erickson-  

"How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days."
- John Burroughs

“Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits.” -Samuel Butler-  

"Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale."
- Lauren Destefano- 

"Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall."- F. Scott Fitzgerald- 

"Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree."
- Emily Brontë-





Saturday, September 22, 2018

22 Stunning Images from Art Prize 2018 at Grand Rapids, Michigan


With 1,260 art pieces on display at 160 venues all over the city from hotels and museums to public parks, Art Prize 2018 was in full swing marking its strong tenth year at Grand Rapids. 

For 19 days, art aficionados explore the exhibit giving them the opportunity to partake in the debate of choosing the best art which would bag the grand prize award. Here are the stunning pictures of some of this year’s scene stealers. 

'In the Eye of the Beholder' tops my favorites this year.
"Tollund Man" by Ray Cloutier.
Cody Frederick's 'The Shocker'.
Yes, this is an art which purports to provoke and engage critical thought regarding the broad idea of consumerism.
A 'salvaged art' from historic fire in Michigan.
Edith Ellwood Pair's 'Great Lakes Civil War' which is a poignant piece depicting life in the Great Lakes.
One dozen 3D stilts.
This is one of the most crowded place full with thought-provoking expressions.
Larry Binkowski's Binky the Travel Rat.

Arthur Lazaryan's 'Continuum'.
James O'Neal's life-size wood carvings entitled "Champions".
Warrior Shadow.
Art from scrap.
Art using spray paints.
One of the painted Honda cars.
This is also in front of Gerald R. Ford Museum.
Liquefied is one of the art displayed in front of the Gerald Ford Museum. It is a life-size statue of a girl being one with water. The sculpture signifies the inherent energy found in water as a focus during meditation.
'Mystical Embers' made of wood filled with crystal-like pieces.
Ryan Schmidt's 'Breath of Life'.
How to be a part of the world's biggest art competition? Read more here.
Vote for your favorite art entry in Art Prize 2018 here.

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