BritinUSA Posted December 23, 2011 Share Posted December 23, 2011 As the years draws to a close, the snow is clogging up the driveway, the frantic shoppers are searching for those last minutes gifts and the debate on the 3# trigger pull rages; Lets take a short moment to reflect on 2011 and perhaps share the best thing that happened to us; The highlight of the year... For me, it was covering the Single Stack Nationals at Pasa Park this past May. After arriving late on Thursday, I checked out the stages and started covering the match the following Friday. It was a perfect shooting day, even the B-52 sized gnats stayed away thanks to copious amounts of vanilla extract. I was bug free but smelt uncomfortably like a cookie. I got some great shots of BJ, Todd Jarrett, Sara Dunivin and many others and was looking forward to the final day of shooting when the rest of the Super Squad would descend on Illinois. That following morning I awoke to the sounds of cars tearing down the road outside the hotel, with the sound of tires on wet tarmac. The rain was falling, the clouds were dense and it was freezing! The temperature had dropped a solid 30 degrees and having only packed shorts I was in for a miserable day, but the action soon took the edge of the weather. I got to spend Saturday watching some of the best shooters on the planet battle it out for what had been arguably, 'Leatham's match'. Watching the Leatham's (both Rob and Kippi), Sevigny, Strader, Taran Butler, Julie, Lisa, TD etc. tear up the stages was a thrill. The lead changed multiple times and until the final few stages it was anyone's match. My web-site took a hammering in the days that followed as thousands of movie clips were downloaded and photos were viewed. When the next edition of Front Sight hit the mail-boxes I had my first ever front cover photograph, with more pictures inside accompanying my article and yet more in the article that Beth Cowgill wrote on the women's contest. Then I got to do it all again at Vegas... good times ! What was your highlight ??? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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