I am concerned that without Terrie’s cinematography on today’s trip to Fins & Things, my video of this exhilerating and sometimes bone jarring ride will be run of the mill. If you were following me last year, then you are aware that Terrie has a unique avant gard style. Last year she chose to record her entire Fins & Things ride from the floor in the back seat of a 4-door Rubicon. She captured cutting edge shots including close-ups of the jeep ceiling and slightly out of focus photos of the back of Storm’s head. Not a single shot of the scenery outside the Jeep is included in her bold documentation. Terrie’s type of vision and originality is difficult for someone with my limited resources to duplicate.
My angst is as misplaced as a tube top on a Sumo wrestler because I have my sister, the eminently creative Windy Weathers with me today. From the right seat of Jim’s side-by-side and with his direction, she employs her creative genius to capture a different perspective as Storm battles grueling obstacles. From the Rubicon, Weldon operates the window/GoPro combination to provide an “in- Jeep” camera angle. From the backseat of the Rubicon, I attempt to channel my inner Terrie to direct the photography. I am fortunate to be surrounded by so many talented folks – check out the video below for a slightly accelerated romp over the indescribably adhesive slick Rock.