Thursday, February 25, 2010

Cupid's plunge

"In front of the crowd, Kyler Daybell of Salt Lake City leaps into the frigid water during the 2010 Polar Plunge at Pelican Marina in Saratoga Springs, Saturday, Feb.20, 2010. More than $4,500 was raised for Special Olympics Utah."

This is my second time covering a polar plunge in two months and I was really debating whether or not to do it this time around. And despite being scared, yet saying I was still going to do it, I didn't.

Last time it was cold. Really, really cold. I am talking single digits. This time however, it was about mid 20s, but yeah, still frigid.

Speaking of seconds, this is the second time in a matter of months where I should have done something on my assignment that I've never done before, but backed out.

I have the best job in the world, I get to meet new people every day. And with that, I get to experience something fresh, too. Not people have that luxury with their profession.

A couple months ago I covered a new police dog. They demonstrated his attacking, take down skills with the huge bite suit. Afterward, they asked if anyone in the media wanted to try. I really wanted to, but backed out.

And last week, I really wanted to try the polar plunge. But again, chickened out.

So that's my new goal for the year.

If I am on assignment and I am offered to try it (after shooting what I need of course), and there is a photographer there who will document it, I am trying it.


Blogger max bittle said...

Good Plan Patrick. I was on assignment yesterday and when the time came up to take a horse ride I jumped at the opportunity. It's amazing the doors that open when you're a photographer.

Thursday, February 25, 2010 8:23:00 AM  

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