The last two days have been pretty busy. Thursday night I covered a fairly low key Allsvenskan match between Djurgården IF and Örebro SK. Yesterday I spent all day at the Ice Hockey World Cup.
The football match was pretty lackluster, Örebro took an early lead thanks to a penalty but in the second half saw one of their players sent off and Djurgården turn the match and win.
On the other side my trip to the Ice Hockey World Cup yesterday was an interesting and new experience. The biggest surprise was the lack of interest in the public. There were 3 matches at the Ericsson Globe yesterday and not a single match was close to selling out. The opening match between Germany and Italy attracted a mere 1,000 some spectators. As I type this in full anticipation of the 2012 Euros I still can’t fathom that a World Cup would not be selling out all matches.
For the 3rd match of the day, between Sweden and Norway, I had to shoot it from the crowd because of the limited space by the rink. It was the first time I’ve shoot hockey from the crowd and used my 400mm lens. All in all it was pretty cool not having to worry about a puck flying towards my camera.
All these pictures available via Pic-Agency. Tomorrow I might be back at the Ice Hockey World Cup, and on Tuesday I will be covering the football derby between AIK and Djurgården.