— Dane Creek


Canon 5D Mark II, 70-200 f/2.8L IS. 70mm, ISO 1600, 1/125 sec @ f/2.8.

After a waiting impatiently for several months, I finally got to see a copy of the February 2010 issue of Seattle Magazine. There, on Page 19, was my photo! I always get a little kick out of seeing some of my work in print, and this one was particularly fun since curling is a sport near and dear to me.

The image itself was pure luck. I was shooting at the Granite Curling Club specifically for the magazine article, and just wasn’t having any success getting images that would work. Then all of a sudden Jill started to sweep the rock through the house, and I fired one shot as quickly as I could. As soon as I saw the image on the back of the camera I knew it was “the one”. Even after we tried to recreate it later in the game, it just wasn’t the same.

Sure enough, of all the photos I submitted to the magazine, they picked the one that just felt right the moment I took it.

Have you ever been at an event where take a picture and just know it’s the right one? Where was the event, and what was the shot?