Saturday, January 8, 2011

Covering a speed boat race, I found my spot and settled in. These races are crazy dangerous, the boats will often actually take to the air before crashing. So I knew to be on my toes and pay close attention. What I was not expecting was what happened. A boat I was following through the lens started putting out a lot of smoke, and as it passed me it seemed to explode into flame. It comes to a halt and is surrounded by rescuers on jet skis, and some just swimming, dragging the pilot out of the burning boat. Pretty exciting stuff, and luckily I was in the right mental state to get it all. The pilot was ok.