Today was definitely the most nerve wracking and scary shoot I've ever done. I know I talk about crazy things happening on shoots a lot, but this time I actually feared for my life. I was driving up the mountain this morning and about 3/4 of the way up (about a half mile past where this was taken) I hit black ice on the road. My tires started spinning and then my engine died. I slammed on the brakes, but the ice was too slippery and my car started to slide towards the edge of the cliff. I hit the emergency brake and swung the car to face diagonally on the road. It stopped and I hopped out. I prayed that I would be able to get down the road in one piece. I got back in my car, let go of the brake and was able to slide it around and turn the engine back on. I rolled the car down to the spot near where this was taken and sat there, shaking - not from the cold, but from the jangled nerves of almost having myself and my car go over the side of a cliff. The only other time I've felt this scared was when I almost fell off of an 80 foot cliff while hiking. I thank God for letting me make it home safe.
I swear this project is going to be the death of me. Hopefully my trip to the beach tomorrow will be filled with less terror.