The one thing you can be rest assured of in Buffalo is that no matter the season, there's a hockey tournament happening somewhere. This one — the Backyard Classic — took place outside at Canalside and it posed a challenge for my talent-level behind the lens. Buildings cast shadows over half of all the ice sheets, and the blaring sun made the other half of the rinks extra bright. And, the only place from which to shoot was into the blaring sun (as opposed to backlight). But hey, shooting hockey — it's a good way to spend the day, regardless.