Brittany and I are busy... We keep busy with work, not work that is work, social lives and each other. At the same time, we really want to maximize the time we have together and sometimes that means going to extraordinary lengths to make sure we can. Like take our trip to Anza Borrego as an example. We planned it out a couple weeks before, it was going to be a mellow trip out to the desert and back over the course of a weekend. Unfortunately, I got booked on a job that was shooting the afternoon of that Saturday.... I figured we would just push the trip a weekend but then I got booked on an out of town job and my sister was coming into town all in that same week. So instead of a relaxing trip to the desert, I met up with Brittany after my shoot at her parents house and we drove directly from there to anza borrego in the middle of the night... I was exhausted from filming all day and I assumed we would make it about half way and switch drivers but Brittany freaking killed it. Drove the 3.5 hours by herself on the windy and windy roads. We pulled into a scenic overlook just in time to watch the super bloom at sunrise. So we curled up into a little ball in the passenger seat, more exhausted than ever and just as the sun started to hit the horizon we both passed out from exhaustion.... Whoops....
Well, screwed that up, but still worth it. We spent the day hiking and exploring the town nearby... The hike wasn't without its own surprises. Not only did we get to a literal oasis in the desert, just as we were leaving a girl cut her head wide open on a tree. Luckily she had a first aid kit in her pack, I helped apply a bandage and even though she looked like she would be fine I quickly made my way to the rangers at the head of the trail to let them know there was a girl with a head wound coming back. The medics packed in and all was fine, she didn't pass out and didn't need any stitches.
We even got a little wine tasting and pie tasting done in the old mining town of Julian about 30 minutes away. The wine bar was really interesting, lots of rare single varietals like franc and a couple of others.
As always I took some photos of Brittany.
A7RII with an EF converted FD 85 1.2L.
We also filmed a little bit with an Alexa with an Angenieux 15-40. That video will come later on the blog.