When photographing at a crowded venue such as a car show or convention, it can be tough to get the shot that you want without crowds getting in the way. Recently, shooting a classic car show, I came across a man using a unique setup to get around the crowds. He had what appeared to be one leg of an extendible crutch with a camera-mounting plate attached to the top. With his camera and flash perched on top and a cable release wound down the leg and taped in a comfortable position, he was able to reach above the crowds standing around the cars to and grab shots at a high angle. Not only was he able easily get shots that I had to wait and grab between rushes, but his shots will have a uniquly high angle, one that most of the photographers there couldn't get. Improvisation and invention win out every time when it comes to shooting in difficult situations.