Purdue Battles Minnesota During the Opening Big Ten Weekend For Both Teams

Saturday my second stop on my photography tour was to see the Purdue softball team in action. I had so much fun on Friday that I wanted to see them play again Saturday. If you have read this blog then you realize how much I liked to shoot at Lambert Field. I like the new baseball stadium, but I miss some of my old sightlines at the old field. I never really enjoyed shooting at the old softball stadium. It was just not friendly to photographers. The new softball stadium though is a treat to shoot at. You have many places up close and personal to make images of the team. It is a great place to watch a softball game at, and this weekend a lot of people did just that. The next time the team plays at home will be April 5th when they take on Indiana in a late afternoon doubleheader. I am sure the stadium will be loud and rocking that day.

The Week In Photos

This week I put together another Exposure post with my favorite images of the week. You can find that post here. I really have come to enjoy putting this post together Sunday night. It is a great way to relive your successes (and failures) of the previous week. I am always trying to get better so looking back at the past week to see just how you did is a great way to do that. It also gives me something to shoot for when I am lacking an assignment. Take the Friday night home opener for the softball team for example. I made a wide angle image and a panoramic shot of the National Anthem at the season opening game. I may have made this image anyway, but having this best of the week post gives me reasons to go above and beyond. Purdue had a photographer at the game, and they don’t need my images. This post lets me keep pushing myself with an outlet for my photos. I came up with the idea as a way to showcase some of my images this summer at the Indy Indians games. As my shooting increased late in the year I realized that it is something that I can do all year round.

Bonus Photos

This was a game that I went to swinging for the fences. I had a camera in my bag to throw my 70-200mm lens on, but I just shot tight with my 400mm the entire time. I was either going to nail a shot, or miss it with this set up. There is no real safe zone this tight at a softball game. I had my wide shots of the stadium from the day before so it was time to just go for it. I made some photos that I really liked at the game. Once again the light was very nice as it is this time of year. Below are a few bonus photos that I liked from the game.


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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