Photo showcase: Graig Abel

Photographer Graig Abel says this is one of his favorite shots, among others you can see after the jump. (Photo: Graig Abel)
Photographer Graig Abel says this is one of his favorite shots, among others you can see after the jump. (Photo: Graig Abel)

ILIndoor is in its sixth season of doing its best to cover the best of indoor lacrosse. From the National Lacrosse League to Major Series and Western Lacrosse, we write, shoot and record the news we think is important to keep fans up to date on what’s going on. And even beyond the circuits we just mentioned, there’s plenty of junior lacrosse to keep us working in a sport that’s pretty much year round. Yet for as much as we write about games here, there’s an element that’s just as important, and that’s the photographs that accompany each story. To that end, ILIndoor continues its weekly photo showcase. We’ve asked photographers who contribute to the site to submit a few of their favorites from over the years, whether it be NLL or Canadian summer lacrosse. What follows are the photos we received, along with explanations as to why these images were chosen.

Graig Abel is the official photographer for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Marlies and Rock. To see more of his work, check out GraigAbel.com.

I think we were the only guys to put a netcam in a lacrosse net except for one other guy. He saw my shot and decided he would put a camera in the net. He phoned and asked how we were able to have a camera in the net for a whole game, his was hit in the first quarter and destroyed. I told them we used an NHL approved plexi box to put the camera in. He was a little embarrassed I think. (Photo: Graig Abel)
I think we were the only guys to put a netcam in a lacrosse net except for one other guy. He saw my shot and decided he would put a camera in the net. He phoned and asked how we were able to have a camera in the net for a whole game, his was hit in the first quarter and destroyed. I told them we used an NHL approved plexi box to put the camera in. He was a little embarrassed I think. (Photo: Graig Abel)

Nick Rose makes the save! I love players flying through the air with a shot. (Photo: Graig Abel)
Nick Rose makes the save! I love players flying through the air with a shot. (Photo: Graig Abel)

Colin Doyle and Josh Sanderson celebrate. With all of the goals scored in a lacrosse game you don't often see celebration shots like this. (Photo: Graig Abel)
Colin Doyle and Josh Sanderson celebrate. With all of the goals scored in a lacrosse game you don't often see celebration shots like this. (Photo: Graig Abel)

Goal by Blaine Manning. (Photo: Graig Abel)
Goal by Blaine Manning. (Photo: Graig Abel)

A great hit and a player flying through the air, I love these types of images. (Photo: Graig Abel)
A great hit and a player flying through the air, I love these types of images. (Photo: Graig Abel)

Shot with a 300 mm lens all the way down to the other end. Bob Watson makes the save.Lacrosse photos are the best when you can see the ball in the air or in the back of the net. (Photo: Graig Abel)
Shot with a 300 mm lens all the way down to the other end. Bob Watson makes the save.Lacrosse photos are the best when you can see the ball in the air or in the back of the net. (Photo: Graig Abel)

Chavez is an avid lacrosse player in Rochester and a journalist for the Democrat and Chronicle as well as a longtime Inside Lacrosse contributor. Email him at bob.chavez@nllinsider.com or go to RochesterSports.com.

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