Purdue Volleyball Defeats #5 Nebraska

What A Game!

Saturday night I was tired and sore from covering the Purdue football game in the rain. Covering swimming and football back to back can be hard on my body. My knees did not feel good, and I was tired. I was thinking about all of that when I walked into Holloway Gymnasium. I was wondering how I would stay focused to make the photos that I needed to make. Of course once the action started I forgot all about that. Purdue raced out to an early lead on the #5 team in the country only to drop the first set. As an underdog those kind of things can hurt badly. Purdue is a tough team though, and they battled back to take the next two sets. The match would go down to the fifth and final set which Purdue just cruised through. Purdue had a great celebration after the match, and with a little luck on my side I made the photo above. I love it when things turn out this way.

A New Combo

When I switched from Canon to Sony the one pairing that I didn’t want to lose was my Canon 5D Mark IV and my Canon 11-24mm lens. That was a deadly combo that just made great images. During this match I was making photos with my Sony A7RIV which is 60mp and the Sony 12-24mm lens. This was a great combo too. I made the two photos that have appeared in this post with this combo. It is nice to know that I have something to fall back on. I may seriously sell my Canon 11-24mm lens now. I had one idea for how I would photograph the match, and the director of photography at Purdue had another. He is the director for a reason as bringing my ultra wide really paid off for me.

The Action

The action during the game was very good. In five sets you have a  chance to photograph a lot of it. Once you realize that the match may go the distance you know that you have more chances to make images so you can take a few more chances. That really helps you make good photos. You can gamble a bit on who may get the ball.

The Week In Photos

As I was putting this weeks edition of the week in photos together I couldn’t help but think about how much Purdue was in it. I love this campus, and this time of year is a great time to be around it. You can view my favorite photos from last week here.

More Photos From The Match

Here is my gallery from the match. This was a fun one to photograph.

Holloway Magic

I love making photos in Holloway Gymnasium. It is a great place to photograph or watch volleyball. Saturday night it was just special. It was loud from the get go, and it just kept getting louder. I don’t know if I have ever heard it louder. My ears are still ringing as I write this the next day. That is a good thing though as it means good things are happening. It would be great to hear it just as loud on Wednesday when Indiana comes to town.

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