Friday, May 6, 2016

Cradeling with your eyes up!

Here is Caden playing lacrosse for the New Hartford Spartans. As a young lacrosse it takes time and confidence to be able to cradle the ball with your head up.  You can see in this picture that Caden's eyes are up and not looking at his stick.   I like the movement in the wrinkles in his shorts in this picture.
He also has a nice amount of tilt in his helmet in this picture which is a lacrosse term.  You can tell that he has a strong cradle and that his confidence is growing. You can see that his calf muscles are starting to get definition in them as well.
Caden is an excellent player and we are looking for great things from him this year and lots of good pictures. 

Contrasting Speed

I love the center of focus in this picture.  With the Focus on the on the back of the goalie in the center of the picture, you get a clear sense of what a goalie is made of.  It is a name and a number that brings a sense of pride into the goalie position.  Playing goalie can be compared to being out on your island.  Here you get a sense of how hard Sawyer has to focus on the puck.

I also like the symbolism with the skaters being blurred.  Hockey is a fast paced, action pact game.  It is elegant and violent at the same time.  I like to refer to it as controlled chaos.  There is so much going on in between the boards, and a goalie has to focus on it all.  When the puck is on his side of the ice, there are no breaks, no places to hide and with everyone's attention on you have to be ready for a shot at all times.

Sawyer nicknamed "The Sauce"  Does a great job in this picture standing tall in his crease with all this controlled chaos around him.  This is one of my favorite pictures of him.  I love watching him playing and taking pictures of him as he grows up.  I look for great things from him in the future.