I didn’t think I would get this shot.
Times like this are when you fill a memory card (or two). Some photographers I know work a busy situation very methodically, picking out a single spot to capture.
I have two methods. At first, using the ‘get a shot first’ rule, I will catch as many scenes as possible, fast. This was one of them.
After a bit, and I catch my breath, I will also work on interesting spots of action.
I should be more discriminating early on but it’s too easy to have something go wrong and get nothing.
If you’re comfortable with your camera setup some custom settings, also have speed, aperture, and manual preset. After that you can quickly change to another setting without leaving the viewfinder.