22 Dec 2010 at 8:06pm
Yesterday I witnessed an amazing event. No, not two guys running 130kms from Cape Leeuwin to Cape Naturaliste. Better than that, Merv getting bogged in his 4WD. Photos to come under my soon to be established Blogileaks page.
Ok so Merv wasn’t the main attraction even after getting lost on a one way track and costing us valuable time covering this prestigious event! It was all about the runners. Andrew and Michael, Dunsborough locals decided it would be a good thing to run the length of the Southwest coast. They started out at 4am in total darkness and finished in total darkness at a little after 11.15pm that day. It was a huge undertaking and hats off to these blokes, I felt for them so many times realising how far they had come and how much further they had to go. It was truly inspiring.
Covering the event was some of WA’s top shooters, and of course Merv came too. We had Markie “Mark” Stothard, Peter “Pete” Hodgson, Mervie “Merv” French, Jamie “the Nic” Nicolou, Michael “my brother” Fletcher, James “Petrol” Harrison, Jamie “the Pat” Paterson and Joe “pure” White. Awesome light was the order of the day and we had it all. Soakings, sunburn and Strain. It was a big day out but everyone performed admirably. Special thanks to Pete for digging Merv out of the bog. Did I mention photos to come!!!
The photos we took on the day will be produced into a coffee table book with all profits going to the Fred Hollows Foundation. I think you might want one of these on your shelf at home. More images to come as time permits.
This pic of Guillotines stood out to me straight away. Hows the cloud we had. Stuck with us most of the day till the end when it almost disappeared completely.
Shot on the 5d2 no less! Some cool Phase news coming up soon too.