Hockey…Hockey…Hockey!

Congratulations Dundas Real McCoy's on your 2014 Allan Cup Victory! The entire week was full of energy from the volunteers, organizers and teams. I had a great time shooting for Hamilton Scores "The voice of the #HamOnt amateur sport community". All my photographs from the event can be viewed at www.Presentitphoto.com (Direct Link-2014 Allan Cup) Please enjoy my favourite picks from the tournament.

Last year I posted about the Real McCoy's because they sponsored the newly added Atom Select team. Since adopted by the DMHA they were known as the Dundas Jr. Real McCoy's. Being part of a small community it is nice to have the boys mentored by an amazing group of local hockey players. The McCoy's sponsored the boys who were in hockey limbo and gave time to run a very special practice. Read More: They Sure Are the Real McCoy  | Hockey Links

Real_McCoys_HelpOn a personal note, my little guy tried out for rep that year and didn't make it. The coach of the Atom Selects was a former Real McCoy's player giving his time to share the love of the game. A wonderful parent network and commitment to the team led to lifetime experiences for our boys. These moments add growth to our children and deepens the ambition to be better hockey players. In my sons case, he wanted to try out for the rep team again. Once again he didn't make it. In light of some events he was asked to join the team. He had a great hockey year and the team building experiences are unforgettable. Now that hockey tryouts are around the corner, he has come to play. The Allan Cup Championship game has momentum that is inspiring to a young athlete. Mentorship is not only a one time moment, it is an ongoing connection and relationship.

The feedback from the 2014 Allan Cup by community members give a sense of loyalty and pride. I am pleased to present this video from the Championship day!

It was an extremely busy week. Just coming out of the OBA's in Windsor my computer hard drive failed. Creative Technologies in Burlington has worked hard to get me up and running. I hope to have a newly revised machine by the end of the week. Now among all that my daughter caught that awful hacking cold and was off school all week, my son had multiple sports-lessons and his birthday celebrations, I was shooting tons of hockey, my colleague from the Syracuse Crunch was in town to shoot the Bulldogs and I was hosting Easter Dinner.  Needless to say I stopped to smell the roses in the beautiful flower bouquet from by sweetheart. Ahhhhhhhhh got it all done though! 

_RLW7018 Photo Above: Transway Bantam Girls Emotional Celebration Reclaiming their Provincial title at the OBA's

As I wind down from hockey season, I will be processing the last of the images and putting together a portfolio specific to hockey.  Dave Black, SI photographer said my football is strong, but where is all the hockey? If I'm from Canada I should have more hockey in my portfolio. Well ya gotta listen and do when someone like Dave gives you advice. OH and I am very excited...no wait jumpy excited to meet with Dave Sandford-NHL photographer to gain some valuable photographic advice. It's kinda funny because I first met Dave Sandford back in 1997 at an event I was running. Yesterday when I was going through some photos I found this one one of a future NHL'r from the Whitby area. Jason Ward played in the OLA Celebrity Lacrosse Challenge. Here he is with NHL greats (L-R backrow: Adam Foot, Gary Roberts, Jason Ward, Joe Nieuwendyk, Colin Patterson. L-R Front Row: Darren Pang, Doug Gilmore, Brendan Shanahan, Stan Johnathan) all played lacrosse to improve their hockey skills.

At the time I was the Marketing Director for the OLA. I was just starting out as a photographer back then on film and we hired a professional photographer for the event to take the team shots. Such a small world to come full circle, live in a small town, support our local team and find a photo with some history.  Photo: Real McCoy, Jason Ward (1997) and NHL Celebrities

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The Hamilton Bulldogs (1) finished their season with a loss to the Syracuse Crunch (3) on April 20th, 2014 at FirstOntario Centre. Shout Out: Thank you Brandon Taylor, Hamilton Bulldogs photographer for sharing the glass and strobes all season. From beginning to end, it was so much fun to work with you.

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Photo: Hamilton Bulldog, Mike Blunden fires one off at the Syracuse in the final game of the season. View Photos Here: http://presentitphoto.com/hamilton_bulldogs

One last shout out...THANK YOU DMHA for the feedback on the 2013- 2014 Yearbook. The positive response and the enjoyment the membership has shared has been overwhelming. It is always a lot of work for all the volunteers and community to gather and submit the images and content, but they did an amazing job! Amy Yanover, DMHA Sponsorship bent over backwards to keep the deadlines and we accomplished amazing things together as a team. It is a true pleasure to design and include my own photographs for the Dundas hockey community to enjoy for a lifetime. "The yearbooks are great...very glossy, colourful and professional! Thank you!"..."Awesome yearbook cover!"..."The yearbook is awesome and a great keepsake for our family..."Best Yearbook EVER!!!"...

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Real McCoys Pick Up 2nd Allan Cup Win

Source: Larry Robertson (Hamilton Scores)

DUNDAS—Ryan Christie was everywhere – even trapped on his back in the Bentley Generals net – as the Dundas Real McCoys skated to a 6-2 victory in the second day of preliminary round play in the 2014 Allan Cup Hockey Tournament Tuesday night (April 15) at the JL Grightmire Arena.

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The Dundas Real McCoys score, en route to a 6-2 victory over Bentley Generals on Tuesday night at the Grightmire Arena. 

Earlier in the day, Clarenville Newfoundland and Labrador Caribous defeated Kenora Thistles, 5-2.Dundas leads preliminary play with two wins.

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On Wednesday (April 16) in preliminary round play, Brantford Blast takes on Clarenville at 3:30 p.m. followed by the Generals- South East Prairie Thunder contest at 7:30 p.m.

Christie with all his rambunctious play finished the night with a shorthanded goal and an assist, and six minutes in penalties.

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On the scoreboard, Greg Stewart led the Dundas attack with a pair of goals including a shorthanded one, while Justin Davis had a goal and two assists. Nick Smith and Scott Mifsud added single goals. Simon Mangos set up two of the Real McCoys goals.

Kyle Bailey scored both of the Bentley goals, one on a shorthanded play.

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In the earlier game, Martin Lapointe became the hero rather than the goat for Clarenville as he returned from a high sticking penalty to score the insurance goal in the Caribous’ victory over Kenora.

Lapointe was sent off at 10:35 of the third period, and Kenora turned up the heat on Clarenville, only to turn over the puck on the Clarenville blueline to Doug O’Brien. O’Brien in turn flipped the puck over a Kenora defender as Lapointe raced from the penalty box for open ice and the loose puck, which he corralled and fired past Tyler Gordon in the Kenora goal.

The counter gave the Caribous a 4-2 lead and deflated the Thistles. Luke Gallant scored into an empty net on an unassisted play to complete the Caribous scoring with 24 seconds left.

Rodi Short, Cam Fergus, and Gallant collected a goal and an assist each with Ryan Desrosiers and Lapointe adding single goals. Peter Campbell set up two of the Clarenville scoring plays.

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Schedule and Results

Monday, April 14 Kenora vs. Brantford 4 – 5 South East vs. Dundas 3 – 4

Tuesday, April 15 Clarenville vs. Kenora 5 – 2 Dundas vs. Bentley 6 – 2

Wednesday, April 16 Brantford vs. Clarenville 3:30pm Bentley vs. South East 7:30pm

Thursday, April 17 Quarterfinals Quarterfinals

Friday, April 18 Semifinals Semifinals

Saturday, April 19 Championship Final 3pm (TSN)

(all times are EDT)

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Dundas, Brantford Open Allan Cup with Wins

Source: Larry Robertson (Hamilton Scores) DUNDAS—Cam Watson’s unassisted goal from a goalmouth scramble in the third period gave the host Dundas Real McCoys a 4-3 opening round 2014 Allan Cup Hockey Tournament win over the South East Prairie Thunder Monday night in the JL Grightmire Arena. _RLW7322 Dundas’ Cam Watson celebrates his game winning goal.  Earlier in the day, the Brantford Blast edged Kenora Thistles, 5-4, to open week-long series to determine Canada’s best Senior hockey club. Dundas takes on Bentley Generals from Red Deer, Alberta at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Playing at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday are Clarenville Newfoundland and Labrador Caribous against Kenora. Brantford’s next game is Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. against Clarenville. All games will be played at the Grightmire Arena. _RLW8361 The crowd takes in the 2014 Allan Cup tournament at the JL Grightmire Arena. The tournament continues at the Grightmire through Friday. On Monday night, the Real McCoys had to shake off a penalty shot goal by the Thunder’s Ryan St Laurent. Both teams were even after two periods at 3-3 when Watson scored the game-winner off a rebound. The McCoys outshot South East Prairie, 29-21. _RLW8810 Jordan Foreman, Simon Mangos on a powerplay, and Nick Smith rounded out the Dundas scoring, while Ryan Christie and Jason Ward set up two McCoys goals each. Brad Purdie and Shea Hamilton had the other Thunder goals. All three of the South East Prairie goals were unassisted and the Thunder failed to score on five powerplay opportunities, while Dundas was one for six. _RLW8908 Joel Prpic paced the Brantford attack with a pair of goals while Chris Leveille added a goal and an assist. Mike Burgoyne (shorthanded) and Dave Russell added single goals. _RLW8431 Kenora’s lineup featured two former Real McCoys – TJ Sakaluk and Dan Pitre, both of whom were released by Dundas at the Ontario Hockey Association’s Jan. 10 cutdown date. Sakaluk picked a goal for Kenora while Pitre was held pointless. Rob Lawrence, Jesse Baraniuk on a powerplay, and Sean McAslan scored for the Thistles.

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The City of Waterfalls

It's hard not to go waterfall hopping when you live in the "City of Waterfalls". My friend Scott Thomas and Merrie joined me from NY and in one day we visited over 10 waterfalls. Some were spectacular and some were not so great! Midsummer is difficult because the water is not flowing as much and the scenery is overcrowded with onlookers. For a photographer ambiance is everything and it's nice to catch a sunset or sunrise too.

[caption id="attachment_6316" align="alignnone" width="650"]Scott Tiffany Tiffany Falls, Ancaster, ON[/caption]

We started out in the morning to view Webster's Falls, Tew's Falls, Pioneer Falls, Darnley's Cascade. By mid noon we photographed the spectacular Sherman Falls and Albion Falls. The day ended at Tiffany Falls in Ancaster. There was no water running down Felker's Falls, a few of the smaller falls or the Devil's Punchbowl Falls. Regardless the Hamilton City view was nice to see from the lookout. [More about Hamilton Waterfalls]

[caption id="attachment_6314" align="alignnone" width="650"]Sherman Falls Sherman Falls, Ancaster, ON[/caption]

Because there is no control of the elements on the day of an excursion, the best thing to do is make the best of it.  NO! NO! NO! don't photograph directly into the sun...you can't do that....the photo will not turn out. At the mercy of full sun, I just did that.  I have been in awe of lens flare and sunblown images since I started looking at photographs. I believe it evokes a sense of character and emotion to the image. A new series "soccer lens flare" will be posted soon.

[caption id="attachment_6319" align="alignnone" width="650"]Albion Sun Albion Falls, Hamilton, ON[/caption]

I am local to the area and very privileged to be able to photograph the Hamilton waterfalls anytime during any season. Unfortunately many visitors make the trip only to find caution tape or security guards limiting the access to our beautiful waterfalls. A letter by Tracey Carr of Greensville was published in the Dundas Star [Read Article].  It describes the frustrating conversation I had with my fellow photographers from New York. The photos in the marketing material show waterfalls from inaccessible areas. Kinda disappointing for a photographer trying to get a similar shot! _____________________________________________________________________________________ The lookout is the only vantage point to photograph Websters Falls. A wrought iron fence and security guard deter people from accessing the trail to the bottom.

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______________________________________________________________________________________ The image below from "A Day in Dundas" was taken from the bottom of Websters falls in the fall of 2006.

[caption id="attachment_6317" align="alignnone" width="650"]Websters Bottom Websters Falls, Dundas, ON-2006[/caption]

I had a great day photographing with Scott and Merrie. Websters Falls has so many beautiful features besides waterfalls. I enjoy shooting backgrounds for my composites. I am currently working on one for the Westcott Shootout this year (soooooo excited to share it). The background image below lends itself to an interesting photo on it's own too [Fisheye 10.5mm at  f10 |1/200]

[caption id="attachment_6313" align="alignnone" width="650"]Robins Background Websters Falls Park, Dundas, ON[/caption] Scott and Merrie, Thank YOU for a wonderful waterfall day in Hamilton! My favorite moment was when I called my friend Tara for directions and I complained about the falls being dried up...She replies, "Well if you're trying to find some falls with water, have you heard of Niagara Falls?" Autumn is just around the corner and things will be flowing. Looking forward to the next shoot! [Scott Thomas Blog]

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Transway U12 Girls Score Third Basketball Title

Source: Bhavisha Morphet | February 11, 2013 [Hamilton Scores]

The Transway Major Atom (under-12) girls remain undefeated in tournament play after capturing their own 30th Annual Transway Basketball Invitational.

The AAA title was the third this season for the Atom girls.

Some of the top teams in Ontario from Chatham, Toronto, Stoney Creek, and Dundas battled adverse weather to reach Hamilton and battle it out in the AAA division. The Transway team is now 12-0 in tournament play.

As the defending AAA provincial champions, Transway hopes to extend its winning streak in their next and final tournament of the season before travelling to Mississauga for the Ontario Cup championships in March. The team would also like to thank their sponsors for their generosity and support: Aerial Promotions; Alliance Chiropractic & Wellness Clinic; and DalTech Computers.

The players are from Ancaster, Burlington, Dundas, Stoney Creek, and Hamilton Mountain.

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Tournament champion Transway Atom U12 team is, left to right, front row: Alessandra Chiarot, Yasmine Ahl Lamara, Peyton Connolly, Kaillie Hall, Sara Bozzo; middle row: manager Ron Calabrese, Taylor Marof, Emilie Calabrese, Olivia Mathews, Aerial Wilson, assistant coach Carm Bozzo; back row: Hanna Kristensen, Emily Martindale, head coach Ken Bachalo, Claire Sutherland-Case, and Meira Morphet. Absent was assistant coach Nadia Fortino-Bataneat.

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Beefed Up Defence, Team Effort Lifts Dundas

Source: Larry Robertson | January 28, 2013 [Hamilton Scores]

It is down to the crunch for the Dundas Real McCoys with just three weekends left in the Allan Cup Hockey regular season. Every game from this point onward is a must win including this Friday’s (Feb. 1) against the Welland Whalers in the JL Grightmire Arena. Game time is 7:45 p.m. 

Dundas gained considerable ground on the Whitby Dunlops with solid victories over the first place Brantford Blast and the Welland Whalers. The addition of former National Hockey League defenceman Jay McKee to the Dundas lineup also gave the Real McCoys some additional respect.

In their final three games, Dundas will face Welland, Brantford, and Whitby, so the road will not be easy.

Last Friday, Dundas handed Brantford its second consecutive ACH loss by a score of 7-4 in the Grightmire Arena. Cam Watson scored twice including the game winner against the Blast last Friday night at home and got his third goal of the weekend in the McCoys 9-3 win over the Whalers the following night at Welland. He also set up a goal in that game.

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“As a group we played much better on the weekend. We worked hard for our wins,” said general manager Don Robertson. “It was nice to see Bryan (Worosz) play well, and he gave us better goaltending in both of the games.”

“McKee played well in both games, and as he plays more he’ll get a better feel for the league. The good news is he has another gear to go up for playoffs, and that will be a tremendous help for us,” Robertson added.

“With Bryan playing well and with the addition of Maund and his AHL experience plus having Mark Jooris back again we feel good going into the playoffs.”

McKee’s addition to the roster over the weekend lifted the play of the entire defence corps to a new level. His play was complimented by the arrival of former American Hockey League defenceman Jeff MacMillan.

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Dundas welcomes former NHL defenceman Jay McKee to the lineup.

The 35-year-old McKee played 802 regular season game in the NHL with the Buffalo Sabres, St. Louis Blues, and Pittsburgh Penguins from 1995-96 to 2009-10. He was a regular on the Sabres defence in 582 games from 1995-96 through 2005-06. He played three seasons with the Blues and finished his career with Pittsburgh in 2009-10. Overall, he played in 60 NHL playoff games.

MacMillan, 33, spent five seasons in the AHL from 2001-02 to 2005-06 with the Utah Grizzlies, Hartford Wolf Pack and Syracuse Crunch, and had a brief tour of duty with the NHL Dallas Stars. He won a Memorial Cup with the Oshawa Generals in 1996-97.

Dundas never trailed last Friday as it posted leads of 1-0 and 2-1 after the first and second periods. The loss for Brantford was the third of the year for the league leaders. The Blast now has a record of 16 wins and three losses. Whitby Dunlops are second with 11 wins and seven losses while Dundas holds third with a 12-9 mark.

Celebrate Dundas celebrates a goal on route to a 7-4 win over the Brantford Blast 

Friday’s win moved the McCoys within three points of the second place Dunlops. The following night Dundas narrowed the gap to one point, with its victory over the Whalers in the Welland Arena. Dundas scored four times in the first period, once in the second and hammered home four more in the third against the Whalers as Ryan Christie and Scott Stafford scored twice each. Christie picked up three assists.

Nick Smith, Watson (powerplay), Mike Berry, Scott Mifsud, and Darryl Smith rounded out the scoring with a goal each. Mifsud set up three scoring plays with Nick Smith and Berry drawing two assists apiece. Jeff White and Dan Pitre each had two assists.

Last Friday, in addition to Watson, the McCoys got single goals from Justin Davis, Darryl Smith (shorthanded), Christie (powerplay), Nick Smith, and Jooris (empty net). It was Darryl Smith’s shorthanded goal on a breakaway in the third that turned the tide in favour of Dundas. For Brantford Chris Rebernik scored twice with Mike Burgoyne and Joel Prpic adding one each.

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Did U Get Your Heart & Stroke Calendar Yet?

Field of Sunflowers was selected to represent August in the 2013 Heart and Stroke Calendar. My grandmother, Teruko Sakamoto was victim to a stroke and fatal heart attack. I dedicate this photograph to my grandma and the many others affected by heart desease. She is my idol and dearly missed, but I know my contribution goes to a very dear cause close to my own heart. 100% of the net proceeds go to heart and stroke research and developing healthy lifestyles. As an active community member it is part of my mission is to photograph children and amateur athletes to give them the recognition they deserve, help develop self esteem and encourage activity. A couple of years ago I purchased the calendar and realized it made the perfect teachers gift. Not only does it give you hope to live a stress free life with opportunity everyday of the year, it is informative with healthy life tips. The Heart and Stroke Calendar is certainly a product that I endorse and to have my memory of my Grandmother honored by publishing "Field of Sunflowers" is an true honor. Purchase a 2013 Heart & Stroke Calendar [Click]

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Toronto Rock 1999 NLL Champions on Film

In 1999, I was just finishing up my time as the Ontario Lacrosse Marketing Director to move out west to Whistler, BC. I had the privilege to photograph the Toronto Rock in its inaugural season & first NLL Championship Title.

“The Toronto Rock finish the season with a perfect home record, going a combined 8-0 (regular season and playoffs) after a 13-10 win over the Rochester Knighthawks in the Championship Game before a sellout crowd of 15,691 in Maple Leaf Gardens. The game is televised throughout Canada by CTV SportsNet, and in the United States on ESPN2.” From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (This post is dedicated to  my late friend Les Bartley)

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Glamour Portraits-Before & After

Self Portrait-Cosmetic Surgery Photoshop Style

I'm a good sport and will allow myself to become vulnerable to express the value in post processing.  I was experimenting with self portraits and wanted to try different looks (High Key), but didn't have time to do hair and makeup.  I decided to try some Photoshop techniques that I learned through NAPP and Scott Kelby's recent "Light it-Shoot it-Retouch it" tour. The post processing power amazed me.  I realize now how plastic surgery can be addictive, as I added makeup-eyelashes-blends and even a lift or two...Just because I CAN "LOL"!

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Dyment’s Farm Celebrating 125 Years

Getting EXCITED for the Google+ Photographer's Conference in San Francisco. I've been working very hard to earn my ticket. Just finished my first true HDR project and loved it. I photographed for the cover and inside spread of a cookbook, celebrating Dyment's Farm 125th anniversary. My client asked me to keep in mind a photograph taken back in the 80's by The Hamilton Spectator as seen below.   It is very difficult to recreate the shot because the angle and landscape has drastically changed. The image may have been manipulated, but I have no way of knowing for sure. After walking the entire farm for angle, positioning, composition and lighting I can only conclude the following: If the photograph is true, I believe it would have been taken high on a tower with a zoom. The property across the road was severed and cleared. Trees and a bell tower was taken down.  The foliage has grown and hardscapes make it near impossible to get the escarpment edge with the buildings for depth. It's a mystery to me and I'm interested to hear what you think! 80's Farm

The images I took of the farm were at dusk & early morning light on 3 separate days. I experimented with various angles, lenses & bracketed settings.[Nikon D3s, 70-200mm f/2.8, 10-20mm f/4.0-5.6, 50mm f/1.8 ]

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