2016 Photo Contest, Sports, Stories, 1st prize

Vetluga's Hockey

Photographer

Vladimir Pesnya

18 February, 2015

Michael Chukino, HC Vetluga’s goalkeeper, leaves home for a match.

HC Vetluga is an amateur ice hockey team in the small town of Vetluga, some 230km north of Novgorod, in Russia. The team participates in regional championships. The players’ stadium is simply a fenced-off area of ice in the open air. HC Vetluga comprises people of all ages, from schoolchildren to pensioners.

About

Vladimir Pesnya

Born in 1970 in Moscow into a doctor’s family, Vladimir Pesnya worked as a correspondent for the weekly Book Review, and as editor-in-chief of factory newspaper Stankostroitel. H...

Technical information

Shutter Speed
1/100
Focal length
24.0 mm
F-Stop
2.8
ISO
5000

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