Curling Night in America received second place in the Activities & Events category for the 2018 Southwest Metro Magazine Photo Contest. Thor Hansen of Eden Prairie took the photo at the Chaska Curling Center.
“I was attending the Curling Night in America curling match in August with the U.S. men’s team playing China,” Hansen, a curler himself, explains. “The photograph was of the Chinese team delivering the rock. I was trying to capture the motion and movement of the curlers in a more abstract way by using a slow shutter speed.”