Its always nice to get some constructive criticism, and that’s exactly what I got via Facebook from a friend –
“That new one’s much better Nick – I have some criticisms to make but they are mere technicalities:
1. There appears to be a lack of dancing girls.
2. When you turned left at the Town Hall, you obviously weren’t thinking ‘straight’. You should have carried on to the Avenue and sunk 5 or 6 pints of Guinness.
3. Goto 2”
“All the best and don’t fall down any holes with that camera glued to your mush. Coming off the kerb in Warwick Street isn’t too bad – I hear they have slightly steeper drops where you’re headed.”
Well I’d already thought about the first one. The history of stop-frame animation – essentially what cinema evolved from – is long, illustrious and filled with many examples of great endeavour, creativity and art. As I looked back down into this potential well of inspiration, my mind’s eye settled on one crowning glory that would be a fitting end for our trek, to be re-created at Everest Base Camp;
Yep, the classic BH chase. Sure that won’t be too hard to organise at 18,000 feet in sub zero temperatures.
As for points 2 & 3, well I’m going to limit those to before leaving & after the trek (though I’m sure a few scoops will be had on the way down).
Considering his last point on the practicalities (and just effort), I’m looking into a shoulder mount. Though I don’t fancy the look of this one;