Monday, November 8, 2010


One moment not captured enough on card fronts in my opinion is the goal celebration.

Sure, there are times when you see the gathering of like jerseys to tap each other on the head and say 'good goin' guys'. But that's not what I'm talking about.

I'm talking about the exuding of emotion and the release of enjoyment after scoring a crucial goal.

This photo captures just that.

2005/06 Upper Deck
#180 Darcy Tucker

Now I'm not the biggest Tucker fan, and he didn't pot too many goals in his illustrious NHL career, but this pic really captures a moment.

A fraction of a second earlier or later and this would have been a completely different card.

The intense glare in Tucker's eyes is the first thing I notice. The menacing grin and imminent fist pump make this card stand above a lot of the others from the set.

In addition, I like the contrast and depth of the shot. Tucker, in his blues, nicely in the foreground of the out of focus fans wearing the more traditional white. A great balance.

Speaking of balance, the horizontal aspect of this card allows for a more complete focus of the player. The left hand holding the stick out may seem unnecessary, but I think it is what completes the shot.

A great photo, a great moment. A Leaf scoring?

Crazy stuff!

1 comment:

  1. Cool card! I agree, there should definitely be more photos of goal celebrations on cards.