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More Volleyball

I had the pleasure of getting to photograph the MIAA Division II state volleyball championships for the Boston Herald at my alma mater yesterday. I was pleasantly surprised — Algonquin Regional High School turned out to be easily the most photo-friendly high school venue I’ve ever been to. Thanks to all the new construction that happened after I graduated, the gym is now a brightly lit palace with windows all around and nice clean backgrounds throughout.

But that’s hardly important, because the real action happened on the volleyball court between Bourne and Medfield. Thanks to the decent light (at least while the sun was up), I got plenty of great action as Medfield dominated on their way to a 3-0 win for their second straight DII championship.

11.21.2009 — NORTHBORO, Mass. — Medfield's Kathleen Krah goes for the spike past Bourne's Alanah Durr at the MIAA Division II state final at Algonquin Regional High School on Nov. 21, 2009. Medfield won, 3-0.

11.21.2009 — NORTHBORO, Mass. — Medfield's Kathleen Krah goes for the spike past Bourne's Alanah Durr at the MIAA Division II state final at Algonquin Regional High School on Nov. 21, 2009. Medfield won, 3-0.

11.21.2009 — NORTHBORO, Mass. — Medfield's Kathleen Krah goes for the tip past Bourne's Alanah Durr (18) and Kristie Ciampa (4) at the MIAA Division II state final at Algonquin Regional High School on Nov. 21, 2009.

11.21.2009 — NORTHBORO, Mass. — Medfield's Kathleen Krah goes for the tip past Bourne's Alanah Durr (18) and Kristie Ciampa (4) at the MIAA Division II state final at Algonquin Regional High School on Nov. 21, 2009.

11.21.2009 — NORTHBORO, Mass. — Bourne's Kristie Ciampa (4) tries to get a tip spike past Medfield's Julia Basiliere (6) and Natalie Dickinson (7) at the MIAA Division II state final at Algonquin Regional High School on Nov. 21, 2009.

11.21.2009 — NORTHBORO, Mass. — Bourne's Kristie Ciampa (4) tries to get a tip spike past Medfield's Julia Basiliere (6) and Natalie Dickinson (7) at the MIAA Division II state final at Algonquin Regional High School on Nov. 21, 2009.

11.21.2009 — NORTHBORO, Mass. — Bourne's Kristie Ciampa (4) gets her shot blocked by Medfield's Morganne Gagne (1) and Natalie Dickinson (7) at the MIAA Division II state final at Algonquin Regional High School on Nov. 21, 2009.

11.21.2009 — NORTHBORO, Mass. — Bourne's Kristie Ciampa (4) gets her shot blocked by Medfield's Morganne Gagne (1) and Natalie Dickinson (7) at the MIAA Division II state final at Algonquin Regional High School on Nov. 21, 2009.

11.21.2009 — NORTHBORO, Mass. — Medfield celebrates its 3-0 win over Bourne to take the MIAA Division II state championship at Algonquin Regional High School on Nov. 21, 2009.

11.21.2009 — NORTHBORO, Mass. — Medfield celebrates its 3-0 win over Bourne to take the MIAA Division II state championship at Algonquin Regional High School on Nov. 21, 2009.

Volleyball Shots

In what seems to be a recurring theme lately, I shot another sport today that I haven’t shot in quite a long time — volleyball. Of all the sports, volleyball is one of the hardest to photograph. The ball moves wicked fast, and you really have no idea where the hell it’s going. It’s a lot of guesswork, for sure, but you can sometimes get into a rhythm and make some nice shots, provided you’re not shooting in a dimly lit high school gym… like I was.

Anyway, here are some photos from the MIAA Division 3 North volleyball final between Lynnfield and the Academy of Notre Dame. Notre Dame won, 3-2.

11.14.2009 — ANDOVER, Mass. — Academy of Notre Dame senior Jillian Gariepy goes for the spike against Lynnfiled at the Division III Finals at Andover High School on Nov. 14, 2009.

11.14.2009 — ANDOVER, Mass. — Academy of Notre Dame senior Jillian Gariepy goes for the spike against Lynnfiled at the Division III Finals at Andover High School on Nov. 14, 2009.


11.14.2009 — ANDOVER, Mass. — Academy of Notre Dame sophomore Jennifer Rigby, center, celebrates a point against Lynnfield with her teammates at the Division III Finals at Andover High School on Nov. 14, 2009.

11.14.2009 — ANDOVER, Mass. — Academy of Notre Dame sophomore Jennifer Rigby, center, celebrates a point against Lynnfield with her teammates at the Division III Finals at Andover High School on Nov. 14, 2009.

Pale White Guys of America, rejoice!

I guess it was only a matter of time before I got caught up in all this Twilight hoopla. One of the agencies that represents some of my work called me last night to check out a publicity appearance at the Natick Collection Mall from actor Kellen Lutz, who plays one of the vampire dudes in the Twilight movies. To say the least, for all you pale white guys of America, your time has come!

Thousands of tween girls screaming at the tops of their lungs, crying after getting a high five from some pale white guy — all the hysteria you’d expect from the latest fad, I guess.

To see all of the images from my complete take, which are available for licensing, check out my archive site. Here’s an abbreviated take:

11/12/2009 —€” NATICK, Mass. —€” Ecstatic Twilight fans cheer for actor Kellen Lutz, who plays Emmett Cullen in the Twilight Trilogy movies, at the Natick Collection Mall during the 2009 Twilight: New Moon Tour on Nov. 12, 2009.

11.12.2009 —€” NATICK, Mass. —€” Ecstatic Twilight fans cheer for actor Kellen Lutz, who plays Emmett Cullen in the Twilight Trilogy movies, at the Natick Collection Mall during the 2009 Twilight: New Moon Tour on Nov. 12, 2009.

11/12/2009 — NATICK, Mass. —€” Actor Kellen Lutz, who plays Emmett Cullen in the Twilight Trilogy movies, thanks an audience member for a Bible he received from her at the Natick Collection Mall as part of the 2009 Twilight: New Moon Tour on Nov. 12, 2009.

11.12.2009 — NATICK, Mass. —€” Actor Kellen Lutz, who plays Emmett Cullen in the Twilight Trilogy movies, thanks an audience member for a Bible he received from her at the Natick Collection Mall as part of the 2009 Twilight: New Moon Tour on Nov. 12, 2009.

11/12/2009 —€ NATICK, Mass. —€” Actor Kellen Lutz, who plays Emmett Cullen in the Twilight Trilogy movies, speaks to his fans at the Natick Collection Mall as part of the 2009 Twilight: New Moon Tour on Nov. 12, 2009.

11.12.2009 —€ NATICK, Mass. —€” Actor Kellen Lutz, who plays Emmett Cullen in the Twilight Trilogy movies, speaks to his fans at the Natick Collection Mall as part of the 2009 Twilight: New Moon Tour on Nov. 12, 2009.

11.12.2009 —€” NATICK, Mass. — Actor Kellen Lutz, who plays Emmett Cullen in the Twilight Trilogy movies, fields questions from fans at the Natick Collection Mall as part of the 2009 Twilight: New Moon Tour on Nov. 12, 2009.

11.12.2009 —€” NATICK, Mass. — Actor Kellen Lutz, who plays Emmett Cullen in the Twilight Trilogy movies, fields questions from fans at the Natick Collection Mall as part of the 2009 Twilight: New Moon Tour on Nov. 12, 2009.

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