Hurricanes and journalists

While people with good sense evacuate areas where hurricanes are expected, reporters and photographers are often headed toward the storm.  I’ve stood on many a beach- front with my photographer partner.   The photographer usually would anchor his tripod to a concrete column and try to find a buffer to shield the tripod and camera from the wind and water.  If you’re going to attempt a standup in front of the camera, you take a linebacker’s stance and dig your feet into the sand.  You need an especially tested wind-screen for your microphone.  Arming yourself with a few alliterative phrases is common.  For example, ” the wind and water are packing a powerful punch.”   They often really do.


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