Purdue Soccer Starts The Big Ten Season With A Win

Purdue Defeats Nebraska To Start Their Big Ten Season

The Big Ten soccer season is officially here. I love that fact because it means the heat of summer is on its way out. It also means some good soccer is ahead of us. On Friday night Purdue played a great game against Nebraska. They played great defense in front of their goalie, and they took advantage of the offensive opportunities. On their lone goal I was screened on the goal, but I did make a nice celebration photo or two. The good thing about being a bit behind on the blog is that I can say that later today the Purdue soccer team has another Big Ten match. This time it is Iowa coming to town. Come on out to Folk Field to see the senior day festivities.

A Great Backup Plan

Of Friday night I had a remote set up behind the goal during the first half. I know that those pictures rarely turn out, but it was worth a shot. My backup plan was to use the same camera during the second half when the sky was lit up. The clouds did not work in my favor, but I still had some nice light to work with. The Folk Field sunsets are always good.

Keep Your Eye On The Ball

For this game knowing the lighting is not the best when the sun goes down I had the 400mm f/2.8 with me. It is amazing how much different I feel that I need to photograph the game when I switch up the 400 and 600. A shot like the one above would never have happened with the 600, but I fit it into my frame nicely with the 400.

Come Walk With Me

On October 5th I am leading a photowalk on the campus of Purdue University. The walk is very informal. It is just a chance for a bunch of photographers to get together to make some images. All skill levels are welcome. Bring whatever you make photos with. You can read more about the walk by going here. Some new and exciting news about the walk is that it now has a sponsor. Camera Outfitters is giving away an 8×10 print to every walker as well as a $25 dollar gift card to one lucky walker. I have also added a $10 gift card to Kathie’s Kandies in downtown Lafayette, as well as a Walt’s Pub gift card. I am working on some other prizes for the walk as well.

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