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Ice Storm Warning issued January 17 at 10:41PM PST until January 18 at 4:00PM PST by NWS

...AREAS OF HEAVY ICE AND SNOW ACCUMULATIONS EXPECTED TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY... .HEAVY PRECIPITATION OVERRUNNING A COLD LOW LEVEL AIR MASS ARRIVES THIS EVENING AND CONTINUES INTO WEDNESDAY BRINGING THE POTENTIAL FOR HOURS OF FREEZING RAIN... SLEET...AND SNOW. HEAVY MOUNTAIN SNOW IS A NEAR CERTAINTY. HEAVY ICE ACCUMULATIONS WILL

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Lo21° Wintry Mix

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Hi31° Freezing Rain then Rain/Freezing Rain

Wednesday Night

Lo29° Wintry Mix Likely then Slight Chance Snow

Thursday

Hi36° Slight Chance Snow then Mostly Cloudy

Thursday Night

Lo25° Slight Chance Snow

Friday

Hi33° Rain/Snow Likely

Friday Night

Lo26° Snow Likely

Saturday

Hi33° Chance Rain

Saturday Night

Lo24° Chance Snow

Sunday

Hi33° Rain/Snow Likely

First hockey shoot of the season

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Saturday night I covered my first hockey game of the season. For the most part I enjoy photographing a hockey game but even with the easy shooting conditions of a well lighted arena, I have a hard time getting good hockey action. Players and refs seem to block my pictures of action around the goals.

It has something to do with my favored vantage point of between the two benches. I pick this spot for the first two periods mainly because there isn't any glass between me and the action. That's a bit dangerous but shooting through the thick glass degrades the image quality to a degree that is mostly unusable.

I do like the reaction photos as players skate to their benches right after a goal.

And once in a while the action is right in front of me and I can use a wide angle lens to get an intimate look.

There is some sniping between benches that I wouldn't want my wife nor children to hear.

And once in a while I'll get a clear shot of the puck and goalie.

But most of my stuff I come away with has elements that clutter the action. This is a good example of getting the right moment bust just not the clean shot. Note the players left and right in background and foreground.

On a side note, the pre game show was pretty cool. I ran out of time Saturday for a photo gallery so here are a few of my favorites from that.