Oct. 26, 2017
By Erin Locascio
Erin Locascio is a fall photography and graphic design intern for the University of Notre Dame. Throughout the fall she will have a weekly post about her favorite five photos from the week’s events. This week Locascio is highlighting Notre Dame football, volleyball, and ice hockey.
In each post Locascio will give background information on the photo and why she selected it.
Adams Breaks Away
Josh Adams ran for three touchdowns against USC and finished with 191 yards on 19 carries. In this particular shot, he is finishing up his second touchdown run in the second quarter. He hasn’t even scored yet as the fans in the background are putting up the touchdown signal and Adams looks back to see where the USC defender is. He flew up the field for an 84-yard touchdown run and he is perfectly caught mid-air at the end of it.
Notre Dame football defeated USC on Saturday by a score of 49-14. There might not be a better picture that shows how all of Notre Dame was feeling after the win. Kevin Stepherson screams as he rises to his knees after catching the TD pass and the USC defender is still on the ground in the background. That combination makes for the perfect shot. This is a great example of being in the right place at the right time as not many other spots could have gotten this shot, especially in a game of football where they can score from any direction in any type of way and other players frequently interfere with the shot.
Jemma Yeadon is one of the stars of the Notre Dame volleyball team. She can kill, block and dig the ball as well as anyone. That’s why this shot of her all smiles after a block was an obvious choice as one of the best photos of the week. Once again, this was taken so the Notre Dame athletes are behind the net. That is one of the reasons it was chosen as it clearly shows us that the ball was blocked, because it is seen on the other side of the net. Her pumping her fist in the air as her hair flows from coming down from the block tops off a great picture.
Nunge Rises Above The Net
Usually, I shoot volleyball from the same level as the players and get them at the even level. For the match against Louisville, I changed my normal shooting spot to a much higher angle. This let me get a great shot of Nunge from a higher angle that shows her face more than usual. The last part that is unique from my usual volleyball pictures is the net covering most of her body. However, that also that lets your eyes travel well when looking at this picture. You see the ball, then the hand going towards it, and lastly, her eyes locked in on the ball.
Attacking Behind The Net
Matt Hellickson comes from behind the net to see what his choices are on the offensive attack against Sacred Heart. It may seem like a basic hockey picture, however, the details are what make it better than the average. First, Hellickson’s eyes are looking up and not down at the puck, which is perfectly on his stick. Then, the Sacred Heart goalie is sliding over to the other side of the net, just in case Matt decides to try to wrap it around. At the same time, the Sacred Heart defender in the background is making a face that says he needs help, even though the other defender shown is not facing Hellickson. This is a complete shot that captures more than meets the eye, which makes it one of the best photos of the week.