I set up a remote camera at a track meet last weekend for the first time ever. I had it up high, parallel with the finish line, securely strapped down and taped up to a handle bar alongside the track.
Everything was checked, double checked, and triple checked before I walked down onto the field and started shooting. The camera fired properly, the focus and shutter speed were set (and were, like everything else, securely taped down).
Unfortunately for me, the battery died about fifteen minutes after I got things set up – which was just before any of the races that I was actually there to shoot started. I did manage to catch the back of a few heads in that time.
Next time, I’ll come loaded with extra sets of batteries and make sure my rig is high enough to keep spectators from blocking my shot.