The sound is the culmination of three intense days of activity. Which is the way I like it, except for the subsequent (and oft inevitable) crash and down-phase. Which always gets me a little sad. It's like, "Hey, where'd everybody go?" But I am dragging my feet through it and hope to emerge from the tunnel darkness any minute now. Or as soon as it stops raining, whichever comes first.
There remains many irons in the fire; projects, contacts, partnerships, sales calls, follow-ups and of course the endless amount of video work to edit. We are shaking out and cleaning up the media from yesterday's shoot and it looks pretty decent considering the volume of vehicular traffic, intermittent rainfall and my saddle height issue. Ouch, a real pain in the you-know-where (not there either).
Lessons learned this past Memorial Day:
*The need for flexibility and spontaneity is crucial if one is to shoot on-the-fly and under the radar. Things change in a hurry at 30 mph, they change even faster at 65. Decisions need to be quick and decisive. And safe.
*Papa Hemingway called it grace under pressure. The need for objective, concise, accurate and effective communication when in the heat of battle is often the difference between success and disaster. Yesterday we were flirtin' with it.
*Put your best people in the position best suited for primary objective success. You give the rock to your best running back with the game on the line. An iffy game plan supported by a stellar cast is better than a iffy cast supported by a stellar game plan. Or, what is more important, The race or the racer? The course or those on it? The degree of difficulty or the strength of the challenger.
I suppose, in a perfect world, you want your best doing their best on the best course. This rarely happens.
So in the meantime we practice, prepare and polish, so when an opportunity knocks…..
We are ready. That's who's there.
Pic: No bridge too far. Rcvman at Agate Passage. A SuzW GoPro photo.