Friday, August 24, 2012

Peet off of his feet

"Peet Poillon #57 of the Denver Outlaws dives across the crease for a shot as goalkeeper Kip Turner #15 of the Chesapeake Bayhawks makes the save in the second half of a Major League Lacrosse game at Navy-Marines Memorial Stadium on August 11, 2012 in Annapolis, Maryland. The Denver Outlaws won, 15-13."

A lot of sports are common for professional photographers to shoot. However, I think a large majority have never photographed lacrosse, even those in the United States.

Only recently has lacrosse really become more mainstream, migrating west and there becoming a professional league.

When I'm asked what it's like to shoot, I always give the same explanation. It's the fastest game on two feet and a combination of multiple sports, mostly to the likings of football, soccer, hockey, and basketball.

It's also a sport I tend to shoot the heaviest because of fast play, obscuring helmets and at times very aggressive play with sticks.

With any sport, the various levels of play changes everything, and mostly speed.

But what I love about Major League Lacrosse is the risk, reward of the players shots. The rules allow for more points, diving into the crease and more showboating.

It's not often you get a player soaring across the goal unguarded, so it's always a treat when you see in coming your way.


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