I decided that rather than share a series of images of photographers with whom I shared the pier on which we all stood busily trying to get decent shots of a crane that was a mile away, I'd put four photos together to create this montage. What you see are Nikons and Canons, film cameras and digital cameras.
As I'd approached the pier with a camera pack on my back I could see the folks already set up and waiting for the dramatic moment when the crane passed beneath the Bay Bridge. As you can tell from the upper left hand photo, the day was very hazy. It was a relief to be shooting people standing around me after trying to read the scene across the Bay.
I only had a conversation with one of these men, the guy in the upper right hand corner, whose name is Larry. Unfortunately, our initial meeting was quite disastrous. Most of the folks had left the pier when I walked up to ask how his shooting had gone. He was lifting his camera off the tripod. At just that moment, the camera slipped from his fingers and fell with a thud to the wooden pier. The 100-300 Canon lens SNAPPED OFF at the plate! Fortunately, the camera was unharmed, its fall broken by the lens. I stood there clutching my camera, pondering what it would feel like to watch my camera fall to the ground.
It was rather pleasant being surrounded by photographers who seemed totally at ease with the fact their photos were being taken as they enjoyed their hobby. Do you see a friend in their midst? Any TE members here?
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jstewart (1146) 2005-03-08 3:05
Interesting montage and and amusing note. What was so special about the crane?
A technical note about how you created the montage would be helpful for other TE-ers.
Rinie_Hoff (9340) 2005-03-08 3:06
Colourful picture, Curtis. And a nice composition of our fellow!! photographers. I can see only one woman, and I think it's a bit a pity that her face is cut in half.
You should tell the man in the bottom right, that he should put his elbows tighter to his body, he can exetend his shutterspeed very much.
As usual, people recognize one another, in the bottom left the bearded man is certainly a Harley fan, and the otehr one even wears a Harley T-shirt.
Nice composition, Curtis. What anice weather you got there!
SophieL (6038) 2005-03-08 17:45
Interesting gallery of portraits, I like it. Feels like an Academy Award opening! (but during the day!).
It must have been a friendly and exciting moment. I don't have much more to say about this picture except it makes me feel at ease and I'm glad you posted it.
erdna (5707) 2005-03-08 21:39
Nice pictures, expertly done montage and good note. You put in a lot of work on this! Thank you for the whole package. When I look at your pictures with the well written note it is educational and rewarding.
- Copyright: Curtis Grindahl (cgrindahl) (6113)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-03-05
- Categories: Daily Life, Humorous
- Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel, Canon 70-200 f/4L, SanDisk Ultra II, B+W 67mm UV-Haze MRC
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Photographers at work II, 4 shot-compositions [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-03-08 2:10