Alex Harris and Bree Horrocks fight for position during the Purdue 54-50 loss to Penn State

The Boilermakers and Nittany Lions Battle Until the Final Horn

Sunday afternoon I stayed at the Purdue wrestling match a little longer than I anticipated when I left the house. I stayed more most of the match, and only photographed the second half of the Purdue women’s game. I really wish that the events were spaced just an hour different so that I could have photographed them both. The wrestling team had on a special kit for the match, and the Purdue women were wearing the pink jerseys for cancer awareness. I love a special jersey so I wanted to photograph both games. The half that I saw was a very physical one with the fouls being few and far between. The referees were letting them play for sure. Purdue had a couple of looks that would have tied the game for them late, but the shots just would not fall. So far that is how this season is playing out. I love watching this team play though so I will be back Wednesday night to see them take on Northwestern.

Alex Harris, Whitney Bays, and Kaliyah Mitchell battle for a rebound during the Purdue 54-50 loss to Penn State

Shooting With the Canon 50mm f/1.4

Saturday morning I picked up a new lens. I first took the Canon 50mm f/1.4 to the West Side basketball game that night to photograph it. I had some success with it so I went to the basketball game with that as my main lens for the game. I mounted it on my Canon 5D Mark III to get the true 50mm look from it. Tomorrow night I may try to put it on the Canon 7D Mark II to see how it works on it. On the crop frame body I will have about a 80mm lens. That would very nearly be the Canon 85mm f/1.4 that I have wanted. I know that it won’t be it, but it will be something new to try out. As the basketball season is winding down I started to get stuck making the same photos. By changing up the gear just a bit I can give myself a new look, and force myself to think a little different. The 50mm look was something that made me think outside my tight shots that I had been making. I also tried to shoot a few more rebounds during the game. The shot above was made with that in mind.

Bonus Photos

Below I have added a few bonus photos from the game. They are a few of the photos that caught my eye as I was editing. A full gallery of images from the game can be found here.

April Wilson drives to the basket during the Purdue 54-50 loss to Penn State
Whitney Bays pump fakes Alex Harris during the Purdue 54-50 loss to Penn State
Whitney Bays blocks Alex Harris during the Purdue 54-50 loss to Penn State
Whitney Bays defends Sierra Moore during the Purdue 54-50 loss to Penn State
Ashley Morrisette brings the ball up the court during the Purdue 54-50 loss to Penn State
Ashley Morrisette brings the ball up the court during the Purdue 54-50 loss to Penn State
Bridget Perry shoots during the Purdue 54-50 loss to Penn State

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About Pinola Photo

I am a sports and lifestyle photographer based in West Lafayette, IN home of Purdue University. I cover sports for Big Ten teams as well as other colleges. You can follow me on twitter @pinolaphoto. You can also view my website at www.davewegielphoto.net

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