Are You Ready? What's TreadLyfe to a Rally Photographer?
The adrenaline will spur you on right through the icy cold sting of the fog as the rally cuts through the weaving roads of the California central coastline.
There is not many things that will summon you from your warm cozy blankets quite like a rally.
The alarm must be set with an additional 15 minutes to allow adequate time to stop at a Peets for coffee. This is the necessary human fuel.
Agility and flexibility is required to climb from the window of an Infiniti coupe. Strength is demanded to hold rigid enough to capture images with the wind at your back. As you exit the window oxygen will be pulled from your lungs if you were not prepared for the cold or the pressure of speed in excess of 90 miles per hour. There is the added challenge of keeping my hair out of the lens.
Kicking off my worn wedge boots to the floorboards and sitting cross legged in the G's posh passenger seat hurriedly swapping out lens on the Canon. Fumbling for an additional battery and the seat belt as the rally races by calling to my driver to, "Get on it!"