Strange things happen when I watch too much hockey – it starts to get all mixed up with my photography. I suspect it’s a uniquely Canadian problem.
During a prairie winter, wildlife can be scarce. On a cold, windy February day, most creatures from around here are hunkered down hoping for faster global warming to help prevent frostbite. The rest are lying on a warm beach sipping cool drinks in a far away climate.
A bad case of photography withdrawal had started to set in since I had not tripped the shutter on any wildlife for a long time. So last week I headed out again to some of my favourite spots desperately hoping to find something, anything. Lo and behold I managed to shoot a deer, magpie and coyote in the same afternoon! In the euphoric drive home I decided that definitely counted as a Krahnpix hat trick on the snow-covered prairies. In some strange way, it all seemed to make better sense at the time.
For beach readers in warmer climates (surely there must be some), a hat trick in hockey is when a player scores three goals in the same game. A multi-dimensional player may record a Gordie Howe hat trick – a goal, an assist and a fight.
During my illustrious (vague term disguising lack of skill) hockey career, I was graciously spared all manner of hat tricks. Now suddenly I owned one of hockey’s highest honours. Or was that photography? No matter. I nearly threw my toque out the truck window to celebrate but it didn’t seem quite the same without an audience!
I’m curious what a Krahnpix hat trick (wildlife or other photography genre) looks like in your part of the world this week?
Now I need to find a hockey game on TV.