Xavier Visits Hinkle Fieldhouse On Senior Night
For the next few days I will be operating a day behind on the blog. With my travel for a couple of tournaments this gives me some time to actually sit down and think before posting. The first game of what could be a great stretch of games was this game in Hinkle Fieldhouse. It was my last regular season game of the year, and a great place to do it in. The folks at Xavier have always been amazing to me from day one. They are great to work for so I love it when they come near me.
The Start Of Something Cool
This was the start of what I hope is five games in five days. It would be a cool way to close out my college basketball season on a high note. The schedule is a little crazy, but it is tournament season. I started with my last regular season game at Hinkle on Tuesday followed by seeing Purdue in the women’s Big Ten Tournament in Indy on Friday. I will leave right from the stadium to head to St. Louis for what I hope is two great days photographing Indiana State in the MVC Tournament. Saturday afternoon will most likely be my last basketball game this season as the Xavier women open up the Big East Tournament in Chicago. If it is going to be the end of your season it might as well go out with a bang.
I love this old barn. Shooting the action on the court is not easy because the lighting is terrible. It is very uneven making you kind of pick a middle ground when setting your exposure. The facilities are not really ready for media. The wi-fi and work space is really not there. With all of that being said I look forward to shooting there every year. I just love the history of the building. After the Xavier introductions I ran up to make this photo of the tip. I did not know about the white towels before the day started, but I am glad that they passed them out. They made for a great foreground. This might be my favorite photo of Hinkle so far.