For a photographer, “a high rate of capture” is critical when the action is constantly, quickly, changing — like in a hockey game. Arthur Rickerby was famous in this regard, pioneering the technology required to take three frames per second with a single click. My wish, over the next couple of weeks, is to illustrate one of Arthur’s efforts to do exactly that.
So let’s set the stage: Norm Ullman is the Red Wing in this image. I think the referee is Bruce Hood, and the Canadiens, left to right, are Bobby Rousseau and Dave Balon, while Jacques Laperierre moves to pick up his stick. I’ll load the three images in reverse order so that, ultimately, forward motion might be seen as they scroll on your screen.