Thursday I rolled out my Think Tank gear for nine days of shooting through the Western states of Utah, Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado. My first stop was Salt Lake City and an assignment with Specialized Bicycles at Snowbird, elevation 8100'. I don't know about riding at altitude, I've not been above 4300' and the summit of Mt. Hamilton, but photographing at 8,000-9,000 feet with all the associated running and climbing was tough day one. Well, that and the fact we worked straight through from 6am to 8pm. Long day.
With some good stuff in the can as they say, today promises to be another long one but perhaps with a little less of the anxiety that always accompanies the first day of an assignment. Not too different from the nervous excitement we see in the first stages of a major tour. I missed yesterday's fireworks on Arcalis. I'll get a chance to shoot a little mountain action today; another first.
Well, that's it I'm afraid for this update. I'll add a photo or two after I get some editing done. It's 4:30 am and I'm taking a first crack at sorting through the 2000+ frames from yesterday. When we wrap tonight it's back to a hotel near the airport and a few hours sleep to recharge (me and all the batteries), before catching a flight to Phoenix to rendezvous with Mr. Pasley and the Continental project early Sunday morning. I'm having a blast.