WaiBOP United 0, Hawkes Ba…
This post is dedicated to the memory of my trusty a65. Its first football game was Hawkes Bay United vs Team Wellington at Park Island, Napier. Almost two years later it has shot its last, fittingly also a Hawkes Bay United game, in Cambridge.
The warning signs started at the All Whites game on Wednesday night. About half way through the first half the shutter jammed half open. Luckily after some cursing and swearing and repeated rebooting it came right. But this only seems to have prolonged the inevitable. It performed admirably on the way down the line, shooting five ‘Scarves on Statues’ for stockpiling ahead of next year’s resumption of the series. But then half way through the first half of the ASB Premiership match that was the purpose of the whole trip, disaster struck and my ability to blog the game was ruined.
Two years is not old for a camera. But I do take a lot of photos at every game I attend. Averaging one match per week over those 22 months or so and around 800 photographs taken at each – that takes its toll. It was almost ready for an upgrade anyway and when you look at the cost of getting someone to work on repairing a fault like this, it’s unfortunately not economic. This means it’s time to hold my nose, apologise profusely to my partner and get the credit card out for an early Christmas and birthday present.
But before I do that, here are the last 9 semi-decent shots this old pal o’ mine was able to manage. Farewell and I hope to meet you again at that big football match in the sky.
Categories: NZ Men's National League
A grassroots sports photography enthusiast based in Auckland, New Zealand, and a fan of the most magnificent football club on earth - A.S. Roma.