It had to happen..

CF Cards

It had to happen eventually, last week I had my first ever SanDisk CF failure, first time in nearly 20 years since I moved from Lexar cards. The card was shipped  faulty, it formatted fine the first time, but couldn’t be written to in camera & wouldn’t mount on the desk top in a card reader, however myMemory turned around a replacement in pretty short order.

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Murder on the slow train

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Police cordon was in place this afternoon at Horsley, a couple of train stops from Guildford. No one has been arrested yet, and there is a search on going in the Clandon area.

 

Christ

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I had forgotten how shite floodlights at Non League level were, 12800 ISO just to get 1/1000 sec & F2.8. On a Saturday afternoon, guess I have been kind of spoiled by Premiership & Championship footy, anyone lend me an image intensifier?

Cold & Wet

Crawley Town v Crewe Alexandra EFL Sky Bet League 224/11/2018.

Crawley’s Dominic Poleon fouled by Crewe’s Goalkeeper Ben Garratt during the EFL Sky Bet League 2 match between Crawley Town and Crewe Alexandra at the Broadfield Stadium, Crawley, England on 24 November 2018.

Cold & Wet for my last match of the season for Pro-Sports, simply isn’t a viable proposition to continue with them, when the brief turned up for this match it was “the straw that finally broke the camels back”, so whilst I love shooting sports, it simply isn’t worth doing if it doesn’t make a profit.

Wetter than an Otter’s pocket

Queens Park Rangers v Brentford EFL Sky Bet Championship10/11/2018.

Rangers Midfielder Eberechi Eze & Brentford’s Midfielder Nico Yennaris during the EFL Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Brentford at the Loftus Road Stadium, London, England on 10 November 2018.

F*ck  that was wet, this morning it looked like a beautiful day was in the offing, however at 3.01 it started pissing down & it still hasn’t stopped.  The two minutes silence passed off without a drenching, and the crowd were treated to the best rendition of the “Last Post” I have heard for many years, then as soon as the referee started the match down it came.

All the kit, the bags and the waterproofs are in the airing cupboard or scattered around or on top of various radiators, hopefully they will be dry by, I don’t know Christmas probably.

Queens Park Rangers v Brentford EFL Sky Bet Championship10/11/2018.

GOAL Brentford’s Defender Henrik Dalsgaard scores during the EFL Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Brentford at the Loftus Road Stadium, London, England on 10 November 2018.

I do have to say that I am quite impressed with the new Berghaus Deluge Waterproof over trousers, and a damned sight easier to get in and out of than my old ones. Also the Berghaus Deluge jacket did a great job of keeping the laptop & other gear dry.

Getting Old

CF Cards

Must be losing my mind, I left the Brentford match on Saturday convinced that I had picked up everything, until I got to the car & thought f*ck it I have left a 16Gb CF Card on the Electronic Advertising were I was sitting. Thinking it’s not worth traipsing all the way back to the ground to collect it. I wasn’t too fussed as I had already copied the contents to the laptop.

Checked everywhere when I got home, and next day I ordered a couple of new 32Gb CF Cards. No sooner than I had placed the order, I looked at the fleece I had been wearing the day before, which was sitting on top of my lens box, and I could see through the mesh on the breast pocket a shiny CF Card. Yep, daft old sod, I forgot to check that pocket.

Anyway, probably was about time to replace them as they have been on front line duty for a couple of years.