Monday, January 16, 2006

Komets won Friday and Swimming was ... swimming

The Komets had a little more pep Friday night than the last game I shot.
It seemed that the K's had a bit of motivation and it showed with a 5-1 victory over the Missouri River Otters.

I have to say that as much as I loved watching Kevin Kaminski mix it up with everyone back in the early 90's, it was almost painful to watch him pull his goalie with four minutes left in the game and down by three goals. Looking at his players, you could see on their faces that they thought it was just as ridiculous an idea as I did. Was it gutsy? Sure. Was it smart? Probably not.

Covering high school swimming was interesting to say the least. I enjoyed the challenge although some of the people in attendance failed to exhibit courtesy in more than one instance. They continually positioned themselves in front of my camera while I was working. A particularly interesting complaint was made by one swimmer to the judges that I threw off his or her timing by being at poolside. Considering the 100 or so kids in front of me I'm not sure how I, specifically, was a distraction. In any case, I perservered and made a couple of nice frames. There are challenges involved with any job, and I will continue to cover swimming events with the same enthusiasm that I would otherwise.


Anonymous Ross said...

I have to believe that there's a good story behind how you got that first shot. Great angle.

9:07 PM  
Blogger Chad said...

Hey Ross.

I mounted a camera in the catwalk at the Coliseum. I used a radio remote trigger to fire the camera while I was shooting with my other camera at rinkside. As always with a shot like this there is a lot of planning, and a little luck.


8:34 AM  
Blogger drunk dialer said...

Nice shot. that is a cover

1:03 AM  

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