Started with a bang, Dartford scored in the first 8 minutes, and then allowed Whitstable to equalise. In the second half they went into overdrive and scored another 5 goals. It was hard to keep up. I set up the camera behind the goal again, but the light levels make it really difficult. After one corner, the ball came whizzing past and missed the camera by a whisker. I felt a bit sorry for the Whitstable goalkeeper, Shaun Smith, he just couldn’t do anything in the end. And then the referee gave an extra four minutes at the end. I’m sure Whitstable would have liked it to end earlier, rather than later!
I think I will keep the remote shots for the daytime matches and work on them. Its really hard to get the camera to get the focus in the somewhat ‘gloomy’ stadium – there is a lack of contrast for the autofocus to lock onto. I am definitely enjoying the ride with this new angle, though. Photos from the Maidenhead match from the remote made it into last night’s programme.
Here’s a favourite from the match, the Whistable goalkeeper caught between Lee Burns for the Darts and his Whitstable opponent, James Sherman.
And another from behind the goal, scored by Adam Burchell.
Jon Main scored the second goal for Dartford.
For me at least the remote capture often means capturing a viewpoint unavailable from other more traditional positions, and often with a clearer view of the action. As in the report from the Kent on Sunday website, Jon Main scored from about 30 yards out, which made it virtually impossible to get a good shot from behind the goal line.