It was colder that -20 degree Celsius, but we strapped on our long underwear and stuck heading packs all over our body, before stepping out a shooting the RedBull Crashed Ice World Championships in Ottawa. The track was nestled between Parliament Hill and the Fairmont Chateau Laurier and wound it’s way along the Rideau Canal Locks towards the Ottawa River.
Former Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson announced his retirement from the NHL yesterday. After playing for the Detroit Redwings for a year, Alfredsson signed a one-day contract with the Senators so he could retire in Ottawa. Some of my photos were used by Newspapers in Sweden. This was my first time shooting for the Swedish photo service Bildbyran.
It was also my first time shooting NHL hockey since 2012, after covering the team for six years.
Every year or so I shoot some University basketball, and every year or so the Carleton Ravens win the CIS mens basketball championships.
University of Alberta Todd Bergen-Henengouwen loses control of the ball during the first half of their Canadian Inter-university Sport bronze medal basketball game against the University of Victoria in Ottawa March 9, 2014. REUTERS/Blair Gable (CANADA)
University of Ottawa Terry Thomas (R) attempts to score over Carleton University Tyson Hinz during the second half of their Canadian Inter-university Sport gold medal basketball game in Ottawa March 9, 2014. REUTERS/Blair Gable (CANADA)
Carleton University Kevin Churchill (L) dives for the ball as University of Ottawa Ryan Evans looks on during the first half of their Canadian Inter-university Sport gold medal basketball game in Ottawa March 9, 2014. REUTERS/Blair Gable (CANADA)
Carleton University’s Philip Scrubb (C) celebrates with teammates after defeating the University of Ottawa during the Canadian Inter-university Sport gold medal basketball game in Ottawa March 9, 2014. REUTERS/Blair Gable (CANADA)
Canadian figure skater Patrick Chan took part in and placed first in mens senior program at the World Figure Skating Championships held in Ottawa securing his place on the Canadian Olympic team heading to Russia. I spent four days shooting both the action on ice and some behind the scenes. Despite the screaming fans (young and old) Chan seemed unfazed by the expectations placed on him by his Country who expect nothing less than a golf medal performance at the upcoming 2014 Olympic Games in Sochii.
Patrick Chan even took time after the competition to surprise Chan-fan Emilie Dagenais with a backstage tour. Dagenais, a young figure skater who is battling cancer for the fourth time, was very emotional during their time together.
I shot my first game of basketball in two years tonight, in preparation for tomorrows Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) mens basketball championships in Ottawa. The Acadian Axemen were defeated by the Carleton Ravens.
Acadia Axemen lost to the Carleton Ravens’ during their Canadian Interuniversity Sport semi-final basketball game in Ottawa March 9, 2013. Blair Gable
Ottawa Senators Erik Karlsson is going to win the James Norris trophy again this year. That is my uneducated prediction.
Here are a few frames from last weeks Ottawa Senators games agains the Washington Capitals and the Montreal Canadiens.
Washington Capitals’ captain Alex Ovechkin (R) attempts to move the puck past Ottawa Senators’ Erik Karlsson during the first period of their NHL hockey game in Ottawa January 29, 2013. REUTERS/Blair Gable (CANADA)
Ottawa Senators’ captain Daniel Alfredsson keeps the puck from Washington Capitals’ John Erskine during the first period of their NHL hockey game in Ottawa January 29, 2013. REUTERS/Blair Gable (CANADA)
Ottawa Senators’ Colin Greening (L) and Montreal Canadiens’ captain Brian Gionta struggle for control of the puck during the first period of their NHL hockey game in Ottawa January 30, 2013. REUTERS/Blair Gable (CANADA)
Ottawa Senators’ Zach Smith (R) fights Montreal Canadiens’ Ryan White during the first period of their NHL hockey game in Ottawa January 30, 2013. REUTERS/Blair Gable (CANADA)
Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby and his team rolled into the capital to play the Ottawa Senators. The Penguins won the game in a shoot out. It just so happens that the best images I made last night were of Sid the Kid.
Last month I lead a photography workshop on how to shoot football through Harry Nowell Photography Inc. The Ottawa Sooners football club were kind enough to allow the students to photograph one of their final games of the year. Here is a series of images that I made during the game.
Canadian Olympians and Paralympians are recognized in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa September 19, 2012. REUTERS/Blair Gable (CANADA)