After 50+ days of sun and temperatures reaching over 30 degrees, the weather broke on game day and it felt more like late autumn than summer. Strong winds and driving rain was going to be the theme of this game and have a big impact on it and my photography. This was and away game for the Devils and the weather was not going to make things any easier.
This was the first away game I had shot for the devils and it was a nice change of scenery. It was good to see how another team hosted a game and made for a different setting for the match.
The weather made its mark on this game. Both teams struggled against the wind with kicks falling short or passes going long. Despite the weather there were some good plays from each side. The weather was a challenge for me too. For a while the rain seemed to be intent on finding my lens and made for some soft images.
The game was close and hard fought by both team but ultimately the Cardinals pulled away and won the game. A disappointing end to the game for the Devils but, like always, they fought to the end and gave a great account of themselves. Unlike the Devils I had to give up part way through the last quarter as my lens was so wet it was struggling to focus and was soaked seconds after trying to dry it.
Although I didn't manage to shoot up until the final whistle, I still managed to get some great shot of the game. Once again it was great to be out shooting with the Norwich Devils.