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Isles beat Capitals and force game 7

islesvcaps-42This could have been the final game the Islanders ever played at Nassau Coliseum. And it still could be depending on what happens in game seven.

Whatever the outcome Monday, today’s game was a great one. Should the Isles fail to win, there could be no better way to finish up at “the old barn.” The Islanders move to their new home in Brooklyn next season.

When your around a certain place for so long it almost becomes home. Sure the building is outdated. The bathroom lines are long and the hallways too small. On the plus side though, the low ceiling made this arena arguably the loudest arena in the NHL and a point that Islander fans are very proud of.

Fans chanted “Can You Hear Us” this afternoon in response to Washington’ s Alex Ovechkin’s remark last Saturday that the Verizon Center in Washington was louder. I can’t imagine it could be, when I left this afternoon my ears hurt from the volume levels generated by passionate Islander fans.

The Islanders defeated the Capitals 3-1. Here are some images of what the day was like here in Nassau Coliseum.

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Isles Salute Veterans

The Islanders wore camo jerseys tonight in the pre-game warm ups to salute our veterans for Veteran’s Day. Fans were also treated to a 6-0 Islander victory over the visiting Colorado Avalanche. The National Hockey League does not allow these shirts to be worn during the actual game so they are used in the pre-game warm up only.

On a personal note, I shoot the entire game using a Nikon D750 on loan from Nikon. Look for a full write up on the experience soon. In the mean time, here is a shot of John Tavares sporting his camo jersey from the D750. This shot was taken at iso 3200, 1000 of a second at f. 5.0. Click on the picture to see it larger. Boom.

Tavares

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City Sunset

This past weekend my daughter and I spent the evening wandering around Brooklyn Bridge Park. You couldn’t help but stop what you were doing and watch the last rays of light set behind the New York City skyline. As I have mentioned in other posts, Brooklyn Bridge Park is one of the best locations to take pictures of the NY skyline.

When the sun sets behind the city it is not as dramatic a sunset as you would see at the beach. All the red and pink colors are hidden behind the city. You do get a beautiful yellow glow just above the city as the sun drops below the skyline. Our next stop after taking these pictures was the Brooklyn Ice Cream Company and it was the perfect way to end the evening.

Check out the image below to see the last rays of light before the sun went down behind the city. Click the image to see it bigger.

City Sunset

The sun sets behind the New York City Skyline. Click on the image to see it bigger.

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The High Line

Last night I took a stroll through The High Line Park in New York City. The High Line is a park built on an historic elevated freight train line, The New York Central.  The High Line is located on the west side of Manhattan between 10th  and 11th Avenue. The High Line starts at Gansevoort St. and finishes up at 30th St. There are several entrances throughout and at each end. The park is just about a mile long and a great place to walk. Along the way you will likely encounter musicians, artists, and a rest stop midway with gelato, and other refreshments.

Don’t forget to bring your camera, but I recommend a wide lens to get those amazing buildings behind the High Line into frame as you shoot.

Here is are two of my favorite shots from the walk. Click on them to see the photos larger.

The High Line Park

The High Line Park in New York City.

NYC High Line Park

NYC High Line Park

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The Old Barn

The Old Barn

The Old Barn

Here is an interior shot if Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Islander fans affectionately refer to her as “The Old Barn”. The coliseum is the oldest facility in operation in the NHL. The coliseum can hold 16,170 hockey fans at capacity. The facility officially opened it’s doors in 1972 but was considered by many as out of date even before it’s completion. The Islanders will officially leave “The Old Barn” after the completion of the 2014-2015 season for the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Many speculate the move will commence sooner since the Wall Street Journal has reported the Barclays Center may be offering the Islanders a considerable sum to move sooner. Click on the images to enlarge.
The Barclays Center

The Barclays Center

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