A Tough Take

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Yesterday I shot the Purdue game against Eastern Michigan. Last year at Eastern Michigan it was a rough sailing for the Boilers. It seemed as if the freshman class would not allow a repeat of that today. They really stepped it up, and helped Purdue pull out the win. You can see that the future is bright in West Lafayette. Here Bryson Scott pays the price for a late bucket. His clutch play at the end helped seal the deal.

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Feel The Noise

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Purdue vs. Boston College Photo Gallery

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Last night I made some pictures at the Big Ten/ACC Challenge game here at Purdue. The Boilermakers took on Boston College. The Purdue Athletic department spent the week pumping the game up with promotions, and the fans caught onto the big game atmosphere. This was a fun game to shoot, and the fans were a big reason why. During the halftime break former Boiler and current Orlando Magic guard E’Twaun Moore was honored. It really was a great day to be on campus.

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One Last Game

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Kurt Freytag (46) and Kevin Pamphile (64) embrace before the Old Oaken Bucket game

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Saturday I went down to Bloomington, Indiana to shoot one last football game this season. I love football, and I really am sad to see the college football season come to a close. I know that there are still games left, but for the most part it is over for me. A few emails extended it one more week for me though. The thing that I love about college football is the emotion involved. An example of that can be seen above. Seniors Kurt Freytag and Kevin Pamphile embrace just before their final game. For everyone there is a final football game. These two played theirs yesterday. You can see two men who have gone through a lot together getting ready to do it one more time. The game result was not quite what everyone wanted, but we did get to see our heroes one last…

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Breaking the Big One

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My photo gallery from the football game yesterday.

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Early in the Purdue game yesterday Akeem Hunt finally broke the big run. He is one of my favorite players to photograph in the open field because of the angles he runs with. He always seems to be in a great position to make a picture. Yesterday he took off on a 62 yard touchdown run. As Hunt ran closer to me the 300mm I was shooting with became too much. Earlier in the day I purposely shot a basketball game with just the 300mm to try and break my bad habit of needing the entire body in the frame. Here it seemed to work out. By not tilting to get the whole body in I captured a Purdue coach in the bokeh cheering Hunt on. This is one of my favorite images of the year.

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Return of a Legend

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Today I covered the final home game for the Purdue Boilermakers. This has been a weird season in which I have not seen them win a game yet. Today was no different, but it was a game that went down to the wire. One of the exciting aspects of the game was the return of Boilermaker legend Drew Brees. Every step of the way Drew has been doubted, and every step of the way he has proven his doubters wrong. He will end up being one of the best quarterbacks to ever play in the NFL statistically before it is all said and done. I was not able to photograph him as a player, but I was lucky enough to photograph him a couple of times today. The time that you see above was while Drew was leading the crowd in singing ‘Shout’ between the third…

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Three Yards and a Cloud of Dust

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My photo gallery from the game last night.

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Last night I shot the Purdue men’s basketball game against Eastern Illinois. I feel that I had a good night shooting overall, but one picture stuck out in my mind. The picture above is of Purdue sophomore guard Ronnie Johnson fighting through the defense. I love pictures that make the sport look like a different sport. To me this picture makes Ronnie look like he is trying to get through the line in a football game.

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The only real adjustment here was a small crop in Lightroom. I really feel as if my settings for Mackey Arena are good enough that I don’t have to do much to the files.

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Going Deep

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Some pictures from the Iowa game yesterday.

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Yesterday I was shooting the Purdue Football game against Iowa. This was a great game for quite a while. In the end though Purdue could not keep up with Iowa. I did have a few plays come my way though during the game. One of them was this deep pass from Danny Etling to DeAngelo Yancey. DeAngelo has given me a couple of good moments so far in his short career with Purdue. With his talent I think that many more are ahead.

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For this picture I performed a small crop along with a couple of minor adjustments in Lightroom. I love how easy sports images are to edit.

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Here are a few bonus pictures from the game yesterday. Despite the outcome I had a blast shooting the game. This weekend will see me shoot four sports in three days so this…

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Throwing It Down

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One of my favorite pictures from the game last night.

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I have shot many Purdue Basketball games over the years. Thousands of pictures have been posted from inside of the building. Last night though was my first time shooting from the baseline. All of my other shots have come from the stands including many from what was once called section 101. I have shot enough football from the sidelines to know that it is no big deal. When I started shooting Purdue Football it really came easy to me. I have shot virtually no basketball from somewhere other than the stands. I actually had some nerves heading into Mackey Arena last night. The first half was really spent getting into the groove of shooting basketball again. It is an exhibition game for the team, but photographers also need to get into the flow as well. Once the second half started I found myself in a position…

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Using the Hit Stick

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Akeem Hunt (1) runs for daylight as Mohammed Seisay (4) flies through the air during the fourth quarter of the Big Ten Conference game between the Purdue Boilermakers and the Nebraska Cornhuskers on October 12, 2013

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Yesterday I was on the sidelines for the Purdue football game yet again. Just like my first game there the game did not go according to plan. Purdue despite two weeks to prepare was no match for the Nebraska Cornhuskers. There were not many highlights for Purdue, but a few things happened that made for interesting pictures. One such play is shown above. Purdue running back Akeem Hunt (1) was making a move in the flat when the Nebraska defender tried some weird flip move to get to him. There was no contact on the play, but it really did yield an interesting result for sure. Despite the outcome there were many bright spots on the field yesterday. A lot of the key plays were made by very young players. Maybe I am just the eternal optimist, but I think that it won’t be long until…

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A Look at the Future

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Saturday I was on the field photographing the Purdue football game for the first time. I have photographed many other Purdue sports from the sidelines, but this was my first chance to photograph this close to the action. It was really nice because it was homecoming, and we had a MAC opponent in town. That should mean an easy victory, but this Purdue squad is still finding it’s way. There are many bright spots though. One of them is true freshman Danny Etling who basically only played the second half of the game, and still nearly broke a Purdue freshman passing record. His passes had some zip on them. He will be fun to photograph the rest of this season. More photos from my day can be found here on my Facebook page.

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