Camera: Canon 6D & 28mm 1.8 ~ Settings: f/14 – 1/125th – ISO 400
If you’re a hockey fan than you probably know the Calgary Flames have made the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs! And if your from Calgary, you know we are playing our arch rivals the Vancouver Canucks in the first round. So to kick things off right around here I had to let it be known how it’s going down. We’ll be burning those bastards up from the first puck drop! 😀
Now about the photo. I had my Canon 6D set up on a tripod and triggered the camera with my Canon RC-1 remote. I had another tripod to camera left with a Canon 580EX ii pointing at me. Since I am originally from Vancouver, I had a jersey collecting dust in my closet. I didn’t actually burn the jersey though, for 2 reasons. One, I’m from Vancouver and still like that jersey haha. And 2, it was really windy and even if I could get the jersey to burn the flames wouldn’t have gone straight up and effect wouldn’t be nearly as dramatic. After I did the initial edit of the photo I photoshopped in the flames burning the jersey.
I expect to take a lot of flack from all my Vancouver friends and family over this picture haha. But I’ve been in Calgary for 3 years now and I started backing up this team the day I got here. As soon as that first hockey season started 3 years ago I was a straight up traitor Calgary Flame. For me it’s all about the home team and this is my home now. GO FLAMES!
Thanks for stopping by, Rob
I love your photo Rob, it’s amazing! I had been in Calgary many years before I let go of my home town team, the Habs. Like you, I’m now a Flames fan through and through! ❤
Haha that’s cool. I lived in Toronto for 5 years and when I moved there I was still all about the Canucks for the first 2 or 3 years and it was difficult to follow them. Finally I started cheering for the Leafs. This time around I decided I was going to waste any time ;). Thanks about the picture!
This photo is wild!!! I love it!
Thank you! I’m really happy with how it turned out :).
That boy monster I like the flames also great picture
Haha you know it buddy! Thanks pal 😀
you suck,,we will see who the better team is,,,and it wont be Calgary
LOL, take it easy John it’s just a game.
Awesome pic Rob! Go Flames Go!
Thanks Kerri! Believe it or not you’re the first one in your family to ever comment on one of my pictures LOL 😜.
Hey dong licker. You give bandwagen jumpers a bad name!! Just so you know the golf courses in Calgary will open the day the flames loss!!
Haha take it easy buddy, it’s just a game and I’m actually a nice guy and I’m sure if you met me you wouldn’t have any problem with me. Thanks for your comment though.
I gotta hand it to you Nick, you calling me a “dong licker” has been cracking me up all night LOL. Thanks for the laughs :).
hahhah GAYYYYYY…… canuccks are way too good for these chumps. experience will trump this excited flames and they will drown with the orca. It will be a good series but you seem like a bandwagoner gone wild lol, probably dont know much about hockey.
Well I can assure you 3 years ago when I got on this “Bandwagon”, they were loosing a hell of a lot of games haha, so not sure that make much sense. As for my hockey knowledge, I played hockey all through my childhood and into my early 20’s and have watched the game since I can remember, so I’m sure I know the game just as well as any Canadian kid. I’m not saying I know everything, as I am not in the hockey business, but I do know my way around the game. Thanks for your comment.
You know it! 😀
We know it is just a game but when you put out there that you lived in Van and jumped over right away and you are saying this at playoff time, well you as Russell Peters has said “Gonna get a hurtin real bad”
Haha nice Russell Peters throw back! Dudes funny :). Not only did I live in Vancouver, but I was born in Vancouver haha. Personally I don’t live and die by any hockey team Pat. Just a fun game to watch. Thanks for your comment.
It’s nice that you used the Saddledome as part of the background
Thanks! At first I had another location planned that showed the full Calgary skyline, but at the last minute I decided this location would be more suitable :).
Even without the “flames” it looks like the sun is exploding the Canucks flag.
Haha totally! 🙂
See you in the West Finals?
Haha you bet! 🙂